Open Collective
Open Collective
Holiday break 2022
Published on December 24, 2022 by Rebecca

Dear neighbours,

The Newham Solidarity Fund administrators and our accounting service are now taking a break over the holiday period.  This means the normal schedule of payments will pause next week.

There will be no payments from today until Wednesday 4 January 2023.

If you have not yet applied to the fund this month, please wait and apply as soon as possible on 1 January 2023. Grants will continue to be awarded on a first come first served basis in the new year, prioritising neighbours who have applied less than four times.  Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions - [email protected]

We know this winter has been particularly tough so we have put a list below of some of additional support neighbours may be able to access:
Newham Warm Havens
Renewal Programme
British Gas Energy Trust Grants
BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Grants

Please continue to promote the Newham Solidarity Fund to others who may need it, or who may be able to contribute. The support and solidarity of our community is what keeps us going and has helped us raise and redistribute almost £40,000 since we first opened in October 2020!

As part of our work to raise money for the Newham Solidarity Fund, we now also have some exciting new solidarity merchandise (t-shirts and tote bags) available for purchase through our social media pages (@newhamsolidarityfund on Instagram & Facebook and @NewhamSFund on Twitter)! The beautiful print on our merchandise was designed by local artist Maryam Huq (@vividbymaryam on Instagram) and funded by a grant from our accounting service the Social Change Nest. All proceeds from the sales of the merchandise go straight into the Fund. 

That's all for now, we wish you all a joyful and restful holiday season and a happy new year. See you in 2023!