City Gates entryWay

Help us raise money to equip & furnish the foyer of City Gates' multipurpose building - the hub for our people, missions and our community

We did it!

On 3rd Sep 2015 we successfully raised £1,012 with 19 supporters in 56 days

Project Aim

Help us raise £50,000 to equip and furnish the foyer area of City Gates' multipurpose building; the hub for our people, our missions and our community.

Who are we?

City Gates is a vibrant church situated in the heart of Ilford.  We are passionate about our local community and to see people’s lives transformed. City Gates is always buzzing with various activities and outreach programmes such as Metro Kids Club; a weekly homework and allotment club for 6-12 year olds from all backgrounds living in Redbridge. Such programmes are aimed at building relationships and engaging people, regardless of their beliefs and backgrounds.  City Gates also works in partnership with Teen Challenge, a rehabilitation programme for those with addictions.  In September 2016, City Gates plans to open a through school to meet the demand in Redbridge for a school with a Christian ethos and the demand for school places throughout the borough.   

About the Project

At City Gates, we are undertaking a major church building project called Time to Build. The construction of the new City Gates premises re-commenced late in 2014; nearly three years after the sudden collapse of the building part way through construction.  The building is due to be completed by December 2015. 



Although buildings in themselves don’t change lives, we believe that what goes on inside the building does.  The multipurpose facility will be the hub for the work we do and will facilitate reaching deeper into our community.  Furthermore, the building will be used for generations to come. This crowdfunding campaign is to raise £50,000 to equip and furnish the foyer area.  The foyer area plays a vital role as the place where anyone walking into the building, for the first time will be welcomed.  The building itself will serve as the administration centre for all the day to day activities of City Gates Church.



Why are we crowdfunding?

We have come a long way as a church, but with plenty of work still ahead of us. The members of City Gates have responded to this appeal through various forms of fundraising initiatives. This crowdfunding campaign is another one of such initiatives, and we need your help.

How can you help?

We recognise that not everyone can pledge the same amount; nonetheless, we are hopeful that most can give in some way.  Please help us to make a difference with your money.  Help us to leave a legacy for our children and future generation. 

  1. Please promote this campaign – Email, Facebook post, tweet, talk, shout and sing… about our campaign; and please, please send anyone you can find to this page! Help us to keep the momentum going!
  2. Please pledge £10 or more to our cause. Our target at £50,000 will go a long way in equipping and furnishing the foyer of the building. 

Creating a lasting legacy

City Gates is building a church for three generations.  Every single day ordinary people from all walks of life are passing down inspirational legacies. Similarly, throughout the foyer campaign we will be writing a journal so that one day the story of the sacrifices of those who have partnered with us on this journey and what we believed; will be felt and will live on.



“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones.  A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”  ― Shannon L. Alder

Read full story

Got an idea like this?

Start your Crowdfunder