Every Sunday New Unity holds a collection which every penny is donated back into the community. Here's a list of the various organizations we support. Donate to any of these worthy local charities below. 

Donate to Supported Charities
  • November 2017: This month we are collecting for The Unity Project, a New Unity initiative providing community support and legal advice for migrant families in need of urgent help.  The project, which is based at New Unity Upper Street, launched in June and runs every Tuesday 10am - 5pm.

    The Unity Project currently focuses on helping families who have 'No Recourse to Public Funds'.  These are people have been given leave to remain in the UK on human rights grounds but are unable to claim benefits or access state support.  For families, particularly single mothers with young children, this can lead to homelessness and extreme poverty.  The Project's dedicated caseworkers submit applications for the removal of this condition, a process which can take up to six weeks to prepare followed by a two to three-month wait for a decision from the Home Office.  Over the last week, six families have heard that their applications have been successful, and the lives of eleven children have been dramatically improved.

    The Project is now looking for a lead volunteer to coordinate the kitchen and childcare teams, so if you have a few hours a week to spare we would be delighted to hear from you. We are always in need of ad hoc volunteers too, so even if you have just a small window of time available on the occasional Tuesday do please get in touch with Ally and/or Caz on info@Unity-Project.org.  

  • October 2017: Maytree Suicide Respite Centre provides people in the midst of a suicidal crisis with the opportunity for rest and reflection, and gives them the chance to stay in a calm, safe and relaxed environment for free, for 4 night/5 days.  The service runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  The volunteers and staff team spend up to 77 hours with each guest over their stay, giving them the opportunity to talk through their fears, thoughts and troubles without judgement and with compassion and warmth.  The Maytree Suicide Respite Centre is the only place of its kind in the UK and fills a gap in services between the medical support of the NHS and the helplines and drop-in centres of the voluntary sector.
  • September 2017: This month New Unity is supporting The Common House, a radical community building space in Bethnal Green. Run entirely by collective volunteer effort, The Common House is an experiment in building a commons - a space that is organised and structured by collective activity, not by money or property rights. It is a space where individuals and collectives can meet, come together to shares skills and ideas, support each other, heal, grow and used share experiences to support political action for social, economic and environmental justice in East London and beyond.  The Common House also provides a space for groups with little or no resources, operating on the basis of mutual solidarity.  
  • August 2017: The Hackney Pirates works to develop the literacy, confidence and perseverance of young people in Hackney, so that they achieve both in school and in the world beyond. Pirates believes that learning should be a great adventure. So working together with local schools, families and volunteers, it delivers unique real-world learning projects in its own unconventional learning environment, the Ship of Adventures.
  • July 2017: You Make It offers personalised development and training programmes to unemployed and disadvantaged women in London's East End. Every 6 months, 25 women come together and are taken through a programme of workshops providing both emotional support and professional skills training, mentoring and a placement in a workplace of choice. Some have the chance to pitch business ideas to local investors. 80% participants end up in employment, full time education, or starting up their own businesses. 
  • June 2017: This month we are collecting for The Unity Project, a New Unity initiative providing community support and legal advice for migrants who urgently need help. The project, which is based at New Unity Upper Street, launched on Tuesday 30th May and will run every Tuesday hence. If you would like to get involved with the project, we need volunteers for chef support, welcoming, creative childcare and food collection.  We currently have enough volunteer caseworkers for the three month pilot, but will need to recruit more in September.  Most importantly of all right now, we need people who would be up for a good workout for two hours around lunchtime, this will involve setting up tables and chairs, some cleaning and a hearty vegetarian lunch!
  • May 2017: Weavers Adventure Playground (Weavers). An an open-access and supervised adventure playground. It has played an essential role in the health and wellbeing of thousands of children and is tucked away in the north east corner of Weavers Fields in Bethnal Green, East London.
  • April 2017: London and Gypsies and Travellers challenges social exclusion and discrimination of Gypsies and Travellers. .
  • March 2017: Summer Hype Camp - a 7 day residential camp for Hackney school children.
  • February 2017: The Hackney Community Law Centre provides legal advice and representation to low paid and unemployed persons and tries to bring change by challenging local and national government.
  • January 2017: Day-Mer Turkish and Kurdish Community Centre offers domestic violence support work, general advice sessions, ESOL English and literacy courses for women.
  • December 2016: Hackney Cypriots Association Refugee Appeal delivers aid and support to refugee children. 
  • November 2016 - Core Arts, based in Homerton, provides education, training, employment and social enterprise initiatives that enable people who experience mental health issues to overcome barriers, fulfill their potential and participate fully in their community. 
  • October 2016 - Immediate Theatre - providing access to art activities to young people that break down barriers.
  • September 2016 - Hackney Welcome - providing practical & financial aid to Syrian refugees in the borough.
  • August 2016 - The Crown and Manor Club - providing a safe haven for boys and young men.
  • July 2016 - Choir with no name - choirs for people affected by homelessness.
  • June 2016 - AFTAID - provides aid to the elderly in distress.
  • May 2016 - The Young Women's Trust -  supports and represents women aged 16-30 struggling to live on low or no pay.
  • April 2016: Team Up - trains exceptional university students to tutor children from low income backgrounds.
  • March 2016: Hackney Cypriots Association Refugee Appeal - Delivering aid and support to Eidomeni.
  • February 2016: Hackney Cypriots Association Refugee Appeal - Delivering aid and support to Eidomeni.
  • January 2016: CALAID - Humanitarian assistance for refugees in Calais.
  • December 2015: Akwaaba -  A sunday social drop-in for refugees and migrants.
  • November 2015: SOAS Detainee Support -  Working in solidarity with people in immigration detention centres.
  • October 2015: UNHCR - Protects refugees and helps resolve refugee problems world wide.
  • September 2015: Migrant Offshore Aid Station - Professional sea search and rescue team.
  • August 2015: Raising my Voice - Assisting the most vulnerable members of society against abuse.
  • July 2015: Unfinished Histories - Recording the history of Alternative Theatre, 1968 -88.
  • June 2015: Pete Brennan Trust - Helping less advantaged SN school students access educational opportunities.
  • May 2015: Womankind - Fighting discrimination, poverty and violence against women and girls.
  • April 2015: Siblings Together - Helping separated siblings in care to re-connect.
  • March 2015: Hackney MNDA - Supporting Hackney residents who have motor neurone disease.
  • February 2015: Magic Me - London based charity bringing different generations together.
  • January 2015:  North London Action for the Homeless - Stoke Newington drop-in-centre for the homeless.
  • December 2014:  Steps 2 Recovery - Supporting addiction and reoffending of ex-prisoners and their families.
  • November 2014: Steps 2 Recovery - Supporting addiction and reoffending of ex-prisoners and their families.
  • October 2014: Growing Communities - Providing alternative to current damaging food system.
  • September 2014:  Catapult - Promoting girls and women of their equal and human rights.
  • August 2014: Ivy Street Family Centre in Hoxton - Providing support for caregivers with children under the age of five.
  • July 2014: Haringey Migrant Support Centre - Support and advice for migrants.
  • June 2014: The Hackney Community Law Centre - Legal advice to relieve poverty, discrimination and injustice.
  • May 2014: Shakespeare Walk Adventure Playground - To provide free quality play provision all year round.
  • April 2014: Cardboard Citizens - making life-changing theatre with and for homeless people
  • March 2014: Freedom from Torture - Medical Foundation for the victims of torture.
  • February 2014: The Black and Ethnic Minority Arts Network - Alliance to improving quality of art to the public.
  • January 2014: Elfrida Society - Helps adults with learning difficulties have  more meaningful lives.
  • December 2013: Hackney Winter Night Shelter (HWNS) - Provides shelter for homeless in Hackney in the winter.
  • November 2013: IMECE Turkish Womens Speaking Group - Empowering Black, Ethnic Minority and Refugee women.
  • October 2013: Room to Heal - To support people after extreme violence.
  • September 2013: Vasculitus UK - To support those suffering Vasculitus.
  • September 2013: Freedom for birth - Supporting women's birth choices.
  • August 2013: Kith and Kids - Families living with disability.
  • July 2013: Hackney Pirates - To support literacy and confidence with young people of Hackney.
  • June 2013: Islington/Hackney Foodbank - Foodbank for residents of Islington/Hackney living in poverty.
  • May 2013: Marie Curie Hospice - To support those living/dying with Cancer.
  • April 2013: Jail Guitar Doors - Rehabilitate prisoners through music.
  • March 2013: Solace Women 's Aid - Charity for IWD.
  • February 2013: North London Cares - To support North Londoners volunteering in their community.
  • January 2013: DePaul Nightstop - To support the homeless.
  • December 2012: St Mungos - Charity for the homeless.
  • November 2012: St Joseph's Hospice -  Care and support for terminal illness and the dying.
  • October 2012: St Joseph's Hospice - Care and support for terminal illness and the dying.
  • September 2012: Simple Gifts - Unitarian Charity.
  • August 2012: Rethink - Mental Health Charity.
  • July 2012: 2020 - Unitarian Organisation.
  • June 2012: Save The Children West Africa Emergency Fund - To support children in #West Africa.
  • May 2012: Parkinsons UK - To support those affected by Parkinsons.
  • April 2012: Show Racism The Red Card - Uses footballers to educate against racism.
  • March 2012: Equality Now - Supporting justice and equality for women worldwide.
  • February 2012: Age UK - Specifically supporting research for dementia.
  • January 2012:  Amnesty International - Protecting human rights worldwide.


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