SE15 Community Fund

Collective

Neighbours supporting neighbours in SE15 through the COVID crisis and beyond. Give what you can, take what you need. Scroll down to the 'About' heading to get started :)

Become a contributor

Financial contributions

Membership

Support A Neighour

By contributing £50 / month, you are directly supporting one neighbour to access the fund, and se... Read more

£50 GBP / month

+ 2

6 individuals have contributed

Recurring contribution

Half A Grant

By contributing £25/month, your money will cover half of a grant to a neighbour in need of support.

£25 GBP / month

4 individuals have contributed

Recurring contribution

Neighbour Solidarity

Your regular contribution will go directly to neighbours in need of support, and will help ensure... Read more

£10 GBP / month

+ 9

13 individuals have contributed

Custom contribution

Donation

Make a custom one time or recurring contribution.
+ 62

59 individuals and 7 organizations have contributed

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Chris Haydon

£500 GBP since Jul 2020

2
Lynn Bjerke

£275 GBP since May 2020

3
Incognito

£255 GBP since May 2020

4
Emma O'Dwyer

£230 GBP since May 2020

5
Incognito

£200 GBP since Jul 2020

6
Incognito

£200 GBP since Jul 2020

7
Kirsty

£175 GBP since May 2020

8
Andreea Vasilcin

£125 GBP since Jun 2020

9
Jonathan Nixon

£110 GBP since Jun 2020

10
Incognito

£100 GBP since May 2020

Organizations

1
PEARS Record Label

£2k GBP since Jun 2020

2
The Social Change Nest

£1k GBP since May 2020

3
Rhythm Section INTL

£652 GBP since Jun 2020

4
First Word Records

£250 GBP since Jun 2020

5
General Store

£250 GBP since Jun 2020

6
London and South OUPS

£100 GBP since Aug 2020

7
Rye Lane MA

£50 GBP since Sep 2020

What's new with SE15 Community Fund

Stay up to dates with our latest activities and progress.

Please reach out to your SE15 networks to make this sustainable!

Become a backer of SE15 Community Fund to see this update
Published on June 1, 2020 by Sophie Taylor

Thank you to contributors!

Thank you so much to all contributors so far.It's been just four days since the fund went 'live' here on Open Collective, and it's already been able to give out £100 to neighbours in financial need who'v...
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Published on May 20, 2020 by Sophie Taylor

Help us get started!

Thanks for being here! We have officially LAUNCHED today and are asking for any and all donations that people can afford, so that we can start helping people who really need it right now. From the requests we’re getting at the moment tha...
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Published on May 16, 2020 by Becky Seale

Conversations

Let’s get the ball rolling! This is where things get planned and sometimes this is where things get done. Ask questions, thank people for their efforts, and contribute your skills to the service of the community.

What difference has the fund made to you?

Published on June 24, 2020 by Sophie Taylor

To all our neighbours who have claimed from the fund, if you feel able to, please let us know below: What difference has the fund made to you?This really encourages other neighbours to donate when they can see what...

Budget

See how money openly circulates through SE15 Community Fund. All contributions and all expenses are published in our transparent public ledger. Learn who is donating, how much, where is that money going, submit expenses, get reimbursed and more!

financial support

by Barbara Kazmierska10/23/2020

-£50.00GBP
Paid
Invoice #26826

Shopping for a neighbour via RLMA

by Chris Harris10/21/2020

-£11.67GBP
Paid
Receipt #26656

Two night rent and food expenses

by estelle10/21/2020

-£50.00GBP
Paid
Invoice #26664

Today’s balance

£780.04 GBP

Estimated annual budget

~ £12,759.31 GBP

SE15 Community Fund is all of us

Our contributors 69

Everyone who has supported SE15 Community Fund. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

PEARS Record ...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£1,540 GBP

The Social Ch...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£1,000 GBP

Rhythm Sectio...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£652 GBP

From a percentage of our proceeds on the weekend commencing 5th june aka " bandcamp day"

Chris Haydon
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£500 GBP

The Peckham Settlement is pleased to support the valuable work of SE15 Community Fund.

Lynn Bjerke
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£275 GBP

Community is what it is all about.

incognito
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£255 GBP

Support A Neighour

First Word Re...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£250 GBP

General Store
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£250 GBP

Emma O'Dwyer
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£230 GBP

Happy to support - this is helping people across SE15 in a really useful way based on trust. Lovely.

About

The Open Collective platform is set up to reimburse receipts/invoices via bank transfer or PayPal. The SE15 Community Fund uses the platform slightly differently, and asks for proof of address instead of receipts/invoices. This can be be confusing, so please Click here for a guide on how to claim from the fund via Open Collective. This guide takes you through step by step.

What is the SE15 Community Fund ?

The SE15 Community Fund offers financial help to people located in the SE15 postcode, who may be struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic or other circumstances. This fund can be used for any purpose. There is no judgement, nor is there any obligation to pay back the money. We are a group of SE15 based neighbours who believe in helping our neighbours when they are in need - on the basis of solidarity, not charity. 

Am I eligible to receive help from the fund ? 

This fund is available to any current resident in the SE15 postcode, however, the grant is limited to 1 application per household rather than per resident. You must upload proof of address, confirming that you live within the SE15 postcode. We do not ask you to upload an invoice, bill or receipt from what the grant is spent on, but ask that you use it in good faith. We do not require any more personal details - feel free to just upload the initials of your name when making an Open Collective personal profile in order to remain anonymous. For those with no fixed address, please get in contact at [email protected] as we will still try our best to help. 

How do I receive money from the fund?

Please look at our User Guide for full instructions on how to claim from the fund via Open Collective. 

Neighbours can apply for up to £50 at a time. Take only what you need, so that others can also get help. Each household can receive cash up to once per month - this limit is intended to ensure that as many people as possible get the help they need. We are always looking to increase the size and frequency of grants, but can only do so in line with the donations we receive.

Our 'fiscal host', the Social Change Agency, makes payments every Monday, Wednesday and Fridays - though we cannot guarantee what time. Please take this into account when you apply for funds, as you may not receive it immediately. 

For neighbours who do not use online banking/do not have internet access, we can coordinate with local Mutual Aid groups to deliver groceries and reimburse volunteers for them from the fund. Safeguarding is in place in line with social distancing and current hygiene advice and these neighbours will be contacted by the mutual aid group to confirm receipt of the groceries. The same £50/month per person limit still applies to the end recipient of the groceries.

How can I give money to the fund ?

Anything that you are able to give to support the fund, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated. As a steer, some people might give the equivalent of one days’ wages, for a lump sum donation. EVEN better would be a monthly or even weekly recurring contribution which will help provide more consistent support to fellow neighbours and avoid a situation where the pot is empty when someone needs it. You can contribute via bank transfer, card payment and Paypal. We also hope to be able to accept cash donations once it is safe to do so. 

Please note, when contributing by card or Paypal, payment processing fees apply. These are generally 1.4% + 20p and 2.4% and 30p respectively. Bank transfers via online banking do not incur a charge and are paid to our fiscal host, the Social Change Agency, who bank with the UK based Metro Bank.

For this reason, bank transfers are our preferred method of donation. You will be sent an e-mail containing the bank details and a reference number. This happens almost instantaneously, so please check in your ‘junk mail’ folder if you can’t see it in your ‘inbox’. Please quote the payment reference number supplied when you commit to the donation - as this ensures the money is credited to the SE15 Community Fund. 

Who organises the fund and how are decisions made ?

The current administrators of the fund are three SE15 residents who met through local mutual aid groups, created in response to the current pandemic. The fund is run in accordance with our constitution, which can be read here.

We are in touch with local community groups to increase awareness of the fund's existence, so that the most in need are able to access it. We want everyone to be able to access the fund and are keen to work with others regarding emerging issues. If you have any feedback about your experience, or can help us understand the needs and experiences of particular users, please get in touch at [email protected]

How is my personal data handled?

When uploading your personal data into this fund, your data is covered by the privacy policy of the Open Collective, who are based in the US, and as such data protection is covered by US law rather than UK and EU data laws. Their full privacy policy can be found here: https://opencollective.com/privacypolicy . Any personal data received directly by the fund will be handled in compliance with current GDPR regulations. 

Please do not hesitate to message or get in touch at [email protected] if you need any assistance or have a question.