What we do

Cambridge Solidarity Fund redistributes wealth among the residents of this city, which is known to be one of the most unequal in the UK.

We help folks who are in financial crisis – perhaps waiting for Universal Credit, unemployed due to the pandemic, or simply in work and still struggling to make ends meet. You are the best judge of your own needs, and you can apply for a no-strings-attached grant of up to £40 to help yourself to meet those needs.

And we help wealthy folks who believe in redistribution or tithing by making it a very easy thing to do! You can help us by making a one-off donation or setting up a monthly contribution. Tell your colleagues. Put our flyer up in the canteen.

You can read our constitution here.

Who we are

We are a group of community-minded volunteers, all based in the Cambridge area, and most of whom are involved in volunteering and organising with Cambridge Community Kitchen.

The solidarity fund has been launched following a model used by similar funds in London and elsewhere, and we’re grateful for their support in getting Cambridge Solidarity Fund off the ground.

The fund is not a charity, nor a limited company, nor a CIC, etc. – it has no formal structure. We use OpenCollective.com to administer the donations and disbursements. Our fiscal host is Accountable, a service provided by The Social Change Nest.

Find us on social media (see links above) or write to us at cambridgesolidarityfund@gmail.com