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Elswick Solidarity Fund

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Makes no-question-asked payments to people in the Elswick ward (and west end) who are in financial hardship - Priority will be given to Food and Solidarity members in arrears

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Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Incognito

£1,300 GBP since Sep 2020

2
Loena

£1,190 GBP since Jul 2020

3
Incognito

£1,010 GBP since Jul 2020

4
Incognito

£900 GBP since Jul 2020

5
Incognito

£594 GBP since Jun 2020

6
Incognito

£550 GBP since Jun 2020

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Incognito

£520 GBP since Nov 2020

8
Incognito

£435 GBP since Sep 2020

9
Incognito

£400 GBP since Jul 2020

10
Nati

£340 GBP since Mar 2021

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PB

£300 GBP since Jun 2022

12
Incognito

£250 GBP since Aug 2020

13
Martin Manasse

£250 GBP since Jan 2021

14
Ben Bowsher

£240 GBP since Sep 2020

15
Guste

£220 GBP since Jun 2020

Organizations

1
Elswick Mutual Aid

£98 GBP since Aug 2020

Elswick Solidarity Fund is all of us

Our contributors 91

Thank you for supporting Elswick Solidarity Fund.

Sherene

Admin

£50 GBP

Donation from Newbridge project for the joint c...

Mwenza

Admin

£37 GBP

Elswick Mutua...

Admin

£20 GBP

Cash donated at the last event

Elgan

Admin

incognito

backer

£1,300 GBP

Loena

backer

£1,190 GBP

incognito

backer

£1,010 GBP

incognito

£900 GBP

incognito

backer

£594 GBP

Solidarity forever

incognito

£550 GBP

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

from Jordyn to Elswick Solidarity Fund

-£30.00 GBP
Pending
Invoice #120691

from Andrea blackett to Elswick Solidarity Fund

-£30.00 GBP
Pending
Invoice #120230

from Maher alenzi to Elswick Solidarity Fund

-£30.00 GBP
Pending
Reimbursement #117553
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Today’s balance

£9.70 GBP

Total raised

£11,618.86 GBP

Total disbursed

£11,609.16 GBP

Estimated annual budget

£3,635.12 GBP

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News from Elswick Solidarity Fund

Updates on our activities and progress.

Community Protection In the Cost of Living Crisis | Worried about bills? Bailiffs? Want to be able to protect yourself and the community? No patronising money saving tips!

We are building a group that is able to respond at short notice, defending our members and protecting our community!In the n...
Read more
Published on December 1, 2022 by Food & Solidarity

Action on prepay meters!

Hello! 450,000 people are likely to be put on prepay meters due to arrears accrued in 2022 with 225,000 likely to happen th...
Read more
Published on October 5, 2022 by Elgan

Elswick Solidarity Fund - please authorise payments! Food & Solidarity update!

If you DONATE Please reconfirm payments to the solidarity fund!We have been informed that this month some contributors to the fund have been asked to authorise their payments again. You may have received an email like this:...
Read more
Published on October 2, 2022 by Elswick Mutual Aid

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.

Hello, I have not received the 30-pound grant yet

Published on September 10, 2022 by NASKA

Hello, I have not received the 30-pound grant yet

Stefan

Published on July 8, 2022 by Stefan Kovac

Hello please when will i get my money ?

Help with funding

Published on February 14, 2022 by Tammy

Hi there I don't know how this works or if I'm doing it correctly I would like to know if I would be entitled to any sort of help or funds thanks

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About


The Elswick Solidarity fund aims to redistribute funds within Elswick and the west end while providing material assistance to residents who are facing financial hardship. This fund can be used for anything, there is neither judgement nor is there an obligation to pay back the money. This is run in direct accordance with principles of mutual aid - “from each according to their ability, to each according to their need”.

If you donate to this fund you will be donating in that spirit.

You can apply for funds of up to £30 per application, applications can be made once a month. The fund will be payout when there are funds available. You must live in the Arthurs Hill, Elswick, Benwell/Scotswood wards.

Please just submit here.
www.opencollective.com/elswicksolidarityfund/expenses

    1) First name
    2) Initial of surname
    3) Proof of address (this will not be publicly viewable)

NB. Bank account details need to match other details.

If you are homeless and/or do not have a fixed postcode or do not wish to submit a proof of address, please get in touch elswickmutualaid@gmail.com or 07393101018 (we will return text or return missed calls) -

Not having a way of proving your address is not a barrier to accessing the fund, but due to restrictions on how the fund is administered by the fiscal host we would have to give grants differently and this will take longer to administer

The fund does not release money every day, you might have short wait to receive the grant. Please take this into account when you apply for funds, as they may not be released immediately.

Aspects of the fund will be reviewed in an ongoing fashion - decisions on changes to the fund or this expense policy will be made by consensus in meetings open to all members of the community.
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Our team

Sherene

Admin
Donation from Newbridge project for the joint c...

Mwenza

Admin

Elswick Mutua...

Admin
Cash donated at the last event

Elgan

Admin