Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth and our sister group, Haringey Housing Action Group, (together making up the London Coalition Against Poverty) are in need of funds. As two active grassroots groups we currently have over a 100 active members who are learning our rights, helping each other to enforce these, providing vital moral support, and organising collective actions and campaigns. Through our years of organising in north and south London we have built up really strong support networks that organise practical support on housing and other poverty issues on a daily basis. However, as we have grown so have our costs, and we currently spend £5000 a year for our basic running costs of hall hire, refreshments and leaflet printing.
To cover these costs we want to sign 100 people up to standing orders of £1 a week (or £4 a month). We could try and raise this by charging membership fees, but our members are already struggling with rent arrears, Universal Credit delays, high rents and low paid work. We encourage our members to support our group by their active involvement in running the group and this is really effective and how we have been able to achieve so many important wins. That’s why we want to find 100 supporters to pay the equivalent of fees, so our members don’t have that extra problem.
We provide long-term support and solidarity on housing and poverty problems for each other. To continue doing this, we need this long-term sustainable funding!
If you would like to set up a standing order with us please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you our bank details. We’ll also ask you to confirm whether you would like to receive our email newsletter which we send out every 2 months or so.
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