Newham Solidarity Fund
A solidarity fund for neighbours in Newham. Give what you can, take what you need
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.
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.
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Published on May 5, 2022 by Andrew
If I have a new address would that be deemed as a new expense from a new household. Or would I still have to wait till 22nd cause I've applied more than 4 times
Not letting me submit expense
Published on March 31, 2022 by Charley potts
Won’t let me submit an expense
Published on November 23, 2021 by Julius odiase
Hi my fund was approved on Friday and I email on Monday and they said that they have re submitted. And I still haven’t been paid the fund. Can I have an up date please