Newham Solidarity Fund

Collective

A solidarity fund for neighbours in Newham. Give what you can, take what you need

About


Newham Solidarity Fund is a community-led project that helps neighbours to support each other. Built on the principles of mutual aid, solidarity and good will, the fund awards small grants of up to £50 per month to Newham residents.

Applicants can use the fund to pay utility bills, put food on the table, cover rent or buy anything else they need. We believe everyone is owed the dignity to make their own choices without oversight. You can learn more about our values and how the fund is operated by reading our constitution.

You can contribute to the fund or make a claim from this page. Scroll down for information about how to become a contributor, or click 'submit expense' above and follow the instructions to claim from the fund:

- Claiming from the fund using a computer (text instructions)
- Claiming from the fund using a computer (video instructions)
- Claiming from the fund using a phone (text instructions)

The  fund's budget and all transactions are displayed on this page. Except for card/paypal processing fees, all financial contributions go directly to applicants. Our fiscal host, The Social Change Agency, pays out money three times a week.

This page is open for anyone to donate and so we may receive donations from businesses, but those donations do not necessarily represent our support for those businesses and we are independent from them. We may respond to business donations with ad-hoc announcements to contextualize those donations. Stickers or posters can be made available to local businesses who support Newham Solidarity Fund, so please contact us if you would like these materials. 

If you are in receipt of benefits, we recommend checking published guidance and/or seeking advice to find out if any income received via the fund will have an impact on your entitlement. For the purpose of Universal Credit, a payment from the fund does not count as 'unearned income'. 

Newham Solidarity Fund's aim is to show solidarity, not charity, to any neighbours who need help. We hope Newham residents will give what you can, and take what you need. 

Our team

Phoenix Debola

Admin
Please give what you can. When we help a member...

Contribute


Become a financial contributor.

Recurring contribution

Backer

By contributing £5 a month to the fund, you are helping to support a neighbour to meet their needs

Starts at£5 GBP / month

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Recurring contribution

Backer

By contributing £10 a month to the fund, you are helping to support a neighbour to meet their needs

Starts at£10 GBP / month

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+ 36
Recurring contribution

Sponsor

By contributing £50 a month to the fund, you are supporting a neighbour to meet their needs

Starts at£50 GBP / month

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Custom contribution

Donation

Make a custom one-time or recurring contribution.

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Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Tracks

£816 GBP since Dec 2020

2
Incognito

£500 GBP since Oct 2020

3
Anindita

£409 GBP since Dec 2020

4
Ursula Margaret Crosbie

£400 GBP since Oct 2020

5
The Pretty Decent Beer Co + it's drinkers

£380 GBP since Mar 2021

6
Thomas Hughes

£350 GBP since Nov 2020

7
Incognito

£350 GBP since Dec 2020

8
Incognito

£300 GBP since Jan 2021

9
Robin White

£275 GBP since Aug 2020

10
Ann Basu

£270 GBP since Oct 2020

11
Incognito

£250 GBP since Jan 2021

12
Edd

£200 GBP since Mar 2021

13
Janani Paramsothy

£180 GBP since Aug 2020

14
Alicia Francis

£160 GBP since Oct 2020

15
Incognito

£160 GBP since Oct 2020

Organizations

1
Goose Green Solidarity Fund

£3k GBP since Dec 2020

2
Nevana Wellbeing

£110 GBP since Jan 2021

3
Blithe Yoga

£70 GBP since Nov 2020

4
Andrew

£25 GBP since Oct 2020

Newham Solidarity Fund is all of us

Our contributors 135

Thank you for supporting Newham Solidarity Fund.

Robin White

Admin

£275 GBP

Janani Params...

Admin

£180 GBP

Jack Walker

Admin

£121 GBP

Phoenix Debola

Admin

£100 GBP

Please give what you can. When we help a member...

Hanno Brankamp

Admin

£90 GBP

Rebecca Woo

Admin

£81 GBP

Kirsty Graham

Admin

£80 GBP

Caro Brouard

Admin

£60 GBP

Goose Green S...

£3,193 GBP

Tracks

£816 GBP

Incognito

£500 GBP

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Financial contribution to Newham Solidarity Fund

from Anindita

+£50.00GBP
Completed
Monthly financial contribution to Newham Solidarity Fund ...

from Jen Rajan

+£10.00GBP
Completed

by Mat BJune 09, 2021

-£50.00 GBP
Pending
Invoice #42695
£
Today’s balance

£69.18 GBP

Total raised

£13,132.20 GBP

Total disbursed

£13,063.02 GBP

Estimated annual budget

£18,459.71 GBP

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Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Newham Solidarity Fund

Updates on our activities and progress.

Join the Newham Solidarity Fund organising team!

Good afternoon, neighbour! Huge thank you to everyone for supporting the #NewhamNeighbours campaign. By telling your friends and neighbours about Newham Solidarity Fund, and sharing why you support the fund, our monthly recurring contributi...
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Published on May 21, 2021 by Kirsty Graham

Financial update: funds exhausted for May, waiting list now in operation

Dear Neighbours, Further to the update that was shared on 29 April, this message is to notify you that no further grants can be made from the fund this month unless we receive further donations. We currently receive around £1000 in regular...
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Published on May 6, 2021 by Newham Solidarity Fund

Important update about the financial position of the fund and information for neighbours applying to the fund from 1 May 2021

Dear Neighbours, From 1 May 2021, applying to the Newham Solidarity Fund will become first come, first served. If you would like to apply from the Fund, please apply as soon as possible on or after the first day of each cal...
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Published on April 29, 2021 by Newham Solidarity Fund

Conversations

Let’s get the discussion going! This is a space for the community to converse, ask questions, say thank you, and get things done together.

Can’t do registration

Published on March 17, 2021 by Faisal Ahmed Mazumdar

I was trying to do registration. But it’s not letting me do it.

Grant

Published on February 4, 2021 by Daniel okoro

I applied over a a month ago for a grant of up to £50 and I followed all the instructions I gave my details I gave my data my bank details my address and I never heard anything back is that how it normally goes

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Help!!!

Published on January 19, 2021 by Jacqueline Carroll

Hi I am trying to make an application and completely stuck any help appreciated x

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