New Unity Pledge Campaign 2017
What can we do together in the coming year?
Each spring, New Unity participants pledge their financial support for the coming financial year.
Our budget was £135,000 this year (2016-2017). That’s the amount we need to raise this year just to keep doing what we do.
We are fortunate that most of our income for the year came from rentals, but about £32,000 came from contributions from individual New Unity people.
Two goals came out on top and either of them would cost us roughly £10,000 a year.
The first: to increase cohesion and connection in our community by creating and running more small groups, taking care of each other better, and helping to keep people from falling between the cracks. The cost here would come from creating a new part-time staff position - a community coordinator.
The second is to use our space more for social good. There are many groups we could host who are doing their best to do good in the world and are having trouble affording space. The cost would come from lost rental income, of course.
Taking on either of these goals would add about £10,000 to our costs. Since we can’t increase our rental income much beyond what it was this year, our pledge income would have to rise from about £30,000 to about £40,000. Last year the average pledge was about £6 per week. It would need to increase to about £8 per week - £400 per year.
Whatever you pledge, do pledge.
No amount is too small be it £1 a year or £10 thousand pounds. A pledge is a commitment to social change, it is values into actions, it is a contribution to the New Unity community, a community that exemplifies your values and believes in you.
Please complete the pledge form by clicking on the button below.
Please note that we don't automatically roll over pledges from last year, so even if you're a long term member with a rolling standing order, we still need to hear from you!
How to pay your pledge
Standing orders and online bank transfers greatly helps to reduce administration from our volunteers and staff. Our bank account details have changed so if you have been paying by standing order, you'll need to set up a new one from 1 April 2017. You can do so at your local bank branch or using your online banking account - it takes less than five minutes.
Our bank details are:
Bank: CAF Bank Ltd
Account Name: New Unity
Sort Code: 40-52-40
Account Number: 00028377
Account Reference: [your name] Pledge 2017/18
Paying via our website is also an option, but please do note that paying in this way exacts a third party fee which is deducted from your donation before we receive it, so a standing order/online bank transfer is preferred. Click here if you'd like to pay your pledge via this website.
Cheques are also welcome, submitted by post or placed (clearly labelled) in a Sunday service collection. Please make all cheques payable to New Unity and send to:
New Unity, 277a Upper Street, Islington, London N1 2TZ