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The charities that New Unity has chosen to support in recent years

  • September 2019: Caris Islington: Caris runs two projects in Islington. One is a bereavement counselling service for children and adults, and the other is a cold weather night shelter for homeless people in Islington.

  • August 2019: Marjie Manley Cancer Appeal for Animal Free Research UK: Animal Free Research UK was a favourite charity of Marjie Manley's, a New Unity congregant who recently passed away. It works to support animal free research into human diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, diabetes, kidney, heart, and liver disease, to name a few.

  • July 2019: Rise Community Action: Provide information, care and support to HIV-positive women living in the London Borough of Hackney.

  • June 2019: Akwaaba: A Hackney-based social centre for migrants that is volunteer-run. They offer a space for rest, play, learning and mutual support for all migrants regardless of immigration status, ‘race’, religion, country of origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and (dis)ability.

  • May 2019: MahaDevi Yoga Centre: Provides therapeutic yoga sessions for children and adults with special needs.

  • Apr 2019: Newington Green Alliance: A project that New Unity helped to create beginning a year ago and of which we are one of 14 member institutions.

  • Mar 2019: Hackney Pirates: Works to support young people in developing literacy, confidence and perseverance by delivering motivating learning projects in a dynamic environment using the resources in the Hackney community.

  • Feb 2019: Brandon Centre: Offers an accessible and flexible professional service in response to the psychological, medical, sexual and social problems of young people aged 12 to 25 years.

  • Jan 2019: FCV Dorcas: Supports isolated older people living in Central and South Islington, with the sole aim of enhancing their quality of life.

  • Dec 2018: IntoUniversity: Provides local learning centres where young people are inspired to achieve.

  • Nov 2018: Solace Women’s Aid: Provides refuge and counselling to women and children made homeless through abuse.

  • Oct 2018: KEEN London: Provides one-to-one support at free sports and activity sessions for children with additional needs or disabilities.

  • Sept 2018: Antenatal Results & Choices: Supports women and couples when a problem is discovered during pregnancy or they need help making very difficult decisions once a problem is identified.

  • Aug 2018: St Mary's Secret Garden: A safe space in Hackney where people with support needs and the local community can get hands-on experience of gardening, gain a sense of inclusion and receive the benefits of horticulture and other ecotherapy activities.

  • July 2018: Sistah Space. A community-based initiative that bridges the gap in domestic abuse services for African heritage women and girls.

  • June 2018: Hackney Welcomes. Works with Citizens UK to support the resettlement of Syrian refugee families in Hackney by helping with items such as childcare costs.

  • May 2018: Four Walls. Feeds and supports London's rough-sleepers. Committed to using the views and experiences of rough-sleepers to eradicate homelessness in the capital.

  • Apr 2018: Southall Black Sisters. Challenges all forms of violence against women, empowering them to gain more control over their lives, live without fear of violence and assert their human rights.

  • March 2018: Islington Foodbank. Provides food to local people in crisis.

  • Feb 2018: Opening Doors London. Provides information and support services for older LGBT people in the UK.

  • Jan 2018: Refugee Support Network. Helps young people who are seeking safety in the UK to get into education and do well.

  • Dec 2017: Hackney Winter Night Shelter. Provides a hot meal and a warm bed for homeless guests who would otherwise be out on the streets during the coldest winter months

  • Nov 2017: The Unity Project. A New Unity initiative providing community support and legal advice for migrant families in need of urgent help.

  • Oct 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.

  • Sept 2017: The Common House. 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.

  • Aug 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.

  • Jul 2017: You Make It. Offers personalised development and training programmes to unemployed and disadvantaged women in London's East End.

  • June 2017: The Unity Project. A New Unity initiative providing community support and legal advice for migrant families in need of urgent help.

  • May 2017: Weavers Adventure Playground (Weavers). An open-access and supervised adventure playground, that has played an essential role in the health and well-being of thousands of children.

  • Apr 2017: London and Gypsies and Travellers. Challenges social exclusion and discrimination of Gypsies and Travellers.

  • Mar 2017: Summer Hype Camp. A 7-day residential camp for Hackney school children.

  • Feb 2017: The Hackney Community Law Centre. Provides legal advice and representation to low paid and unemployed people, and tries to bring change by challenging local and national government.

  • Jan 2017: Day-Mer. A Turkish and Kurdish Community Centre that offers domestic violence support work, general advice sessions, ESOL English and literacy courses for women.

  • Dec 2016: Hackney Cypriots Association Refugee Appeal. Delivers aid and support to refugee children.

  • Nov 2016: Core Arts. 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.

  • Oct 2016: Immediate Theatre. Provides young people with access to art activities that break down barriers.

  • Sept 2016 - Hackney Welcomes. Provides practical & financial aid to Syrian refugees in the borough.

  • Aug 2016: The Crown and Manor Club. Provides a safe haven for boys and young men.

  • Jul 2016: Choir With No Name. Runs choirs for people affected by homelessness.

  • Jun 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.

  • Apr 2016: Team Up. Trains exceptional university students to tutor children from low income backgrounds.

  • Mar 2016: Hackney Cypriots Association Refugee Appeal. Delivers aid and support to Eidomeni.

  • Feb 2016: Hackney Cypriots Association Refugee Appeal. Delivers aid and support to Eidomeni.

  • Jan 2016: CALAID. Gives humanitarian assistance for refugees in Calais.

  • Dec 2015: Akwaaba. Runs a Sunday social drop-in for refugees and migrants.

  • Nov 2015: SOAS Detainee Support. Works in solidarity with people in immigration detention centres.

  • Oct 2015: UNHCR. Protects refugees and helps resolve refugee problems world wide.

  • Sept 2015: Migrant Offshore Aid Station. A professional sea search and rescue team.

  • Aug 2015: Raising my Voice. Assists the most vulnerable members of society against abuse.

  • Jul 2015: Unfinished Histories. Records the history of Alternative Theatre, 1968-88.

  • Jun 2015: Pete Brennan Trust. Helps less advantaged SN school students access educational opportunities.

  • May 2015: Womankind. Fights discrimination, poverty and violence against women and girls.

  • Apr 2015: Siblings Together. Helps separated siblings in care to reconnect.

  • Mar 2015: Hackney MNDA. Supports Hackney residents who have motor neurone disease.

  • Feb 2015: Magic Me. Brings different London-based generations together.

  • Jan 2015: North London Action for the Homeless. Runs a drop-in-centre for the homeless.

  • Dec 2014: Steps 2 Recovery. Tackles addiction and re-offending of ex-prisoners.

  • Nov 2014: Steps 2 Recovery. Tackles addiction and re-offending of ex-prisoners.

  • Oct 2014: Growing Communities. Provides an alternative to the current damaging food system.

  • Sept 2014: Catapult. Promotes equality and human rights to girls and women.

  • Aug 2014: Ivy Street Family Centre. Provides support for caregivers with children under the age of five.

  • Jul 2014: Haringey Migrant Support Centre. Provides support and advice for migrants.

  • Jun 2014: The Hackney Community Law Centre. Provides legal advice to relieve poverty, discrimination and injustice.

  • May 2014: Shakespeare Walk Adventure Playground. Provides free, quality play provision all year round.

  • Apr 2014: Cardboard Citizens. Makes life-changing theatre with and for homeless people.

  • Mar 2014: Freedom from Torture. A Medical Foundation for the victims of torture.

  • Feb 2014: The Black and Ethnic Minority Arts Network. An alliance to improve the quality of public art.

  • Jan 2014: Elfrida Society. Helps adults with learning difficulties to enjoy more meaningful lives.

  • Dec 2013: Hackney Winter Night Shelter (HWNS). Provides winter shelter for the homeless.

  • Nov 2013: IMECE Turkish Womens Speaking Group. Empowers Black, Ethnic Minority and Refugee women.

  • Oct 2013: Room to Heal. Supports people after extreme violence.

  • Sept 2013: Vasculitus UK. Supports those suffering Vasculitus.

  • Sept 2013: Freedom for birth. Supports women's birth choices.

  • Aug 2013: Kith and Kids. Supports families living with disability.

  • Jul 2013: Hackney Pirates. Supports literacy and promotes confidence among the young people of Hackney.

  • Jun 2013: Islington/Hackney Foodbank. Provides food for residents of Islington/Hackney living in poverty.

  • May 2013: Marie Curie Hospice. Supports those who have been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

  • Apr 2013: Jail Guitar Doors. Rehabilitates prisoners through music.

  • Mar 2013: Solace Women 's Aid. A charity for International Women's Day.

  • Feb 2013: North London Cares. Supports North Londoners volunteering in their community.

  • Jan 2013: DePaul Nightstop. Supports the homeless.

  • Dec 2012: St Mungos. Supports the homeless.

  • Nov 2012: St Joseph's Hospice. Provides care and support for the terminally ill.

  • Oct 2012: St Joseph's Hospice. Provides care and support for the terminally ill.

  • Sept 2012: Simple Gifts. A charity working to build community in Bethnal Green.

  • Aug 2012: Rethink. A Mental Health charity.

  • Jul 2012: 2020: A Unitarian charity.

  • Jun 2012: Save The Children West Africa Emergency Fund. Supports children in West Africa.

  • May 2012: Parkinsons UK. Supports those affected by Parkinsons.

  • Apr 2012: Show Racism The Red Card. Uses footballers to educate against racism.

  • Mar 2012: Equality Now. Supports justice and equality for women worldwide.

  • Feb 2012: Age UK. A specific fund that supports research into dementia.

  • Jan 2012: Amnesty International. Protects human rights worldwide.