East Midlands Regional Mini Rally  #StopBrexit

by Lincolnshire European Movement in Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

East Midlands Regional Mini Rally  #StopBrexit
We did it
On 18th October 2017 we successfully raised £1,385 with 36 supporters in 28 days

To fund a Regional Rally for ProEU supporters in the East Midlands who want to #StopBrexit.

by Lincolnshire European Movement in Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Well we have achieved the basic funding of the rally.

Thank you!

However we are in the stage where we need to promote it via leafleting & advertising and we can only do that with extra funds. 

Any surplus monies not spent will  be shared between the European Movement branches in the East Midlands as a legacy fund that will be used to help finance local campaigning activities.

The East Midlands Regional #StopBrexit Rally will take place in Nottingham on Saturday 14th October 2017.

The aim of the rally is to make the positive case for our place in the European Union, to enthuse local pro European groups in the East Midlands, to celebrate our European identity and to inform discussions about Brexit.

You can sign up to the event on Facebook or on our website .

As Brexit lurches on towards a potential cliff edge of no agreement with the European Union we say it is time to  bring a halt to path that our country is heading along and take stock as to whether Brexit is the solution to the issues that concern ordinary people across the East Midlands. 

About Us

The Lincolnshire branch of the European Movement is supporting this mini rally which will be one of a number of similar events to take place across the UK on Saturday 14th October 2017. From north  to south and from east to west, grassroots groups across the country have formed with the aim of opposing the direction that our country is heading along.  The Lincolnshire branch of the European Movement is one of many groups founded since 23rd June 2016. We are a grassroots run organisation founded on 14th February 2017 and are affiliated with European Movement UK .

What your money is for

A mini rally does not just happen. It needs money. We need to fund a PA system and a stage. We need to fund leaflets and publicity.  Initial estimates of costs were as follows:-

  • PA system £200
  • Publicity (Leaflets, posters, social media) £300 - £400
  • Flags & banners £300
  • Stewarding £100

However on 29 August 2017 our lead organiser received an email from Nottingham City Council with the following pertinant sentence:-

"Infrastructure may only be sourced from a council supplier and a fee will be charged to cover the cost of the equipment hire, power and coordination of the demo/rally"

A response was sent by return that included the following request:-

"Can you please provide an itemised breakdown of costs, terms of payment etc. as soon as possible so that we can do the costings. It would be helpful if this could be on Nottingham City Council headed paper (scanned preferably) so that I have something to show would be donors, in case they ask so that they can see that I have not just conjured up a figure out of the air. It would be really appreciated if you could provide this in the next few days, as I want to get the crowdfunder up as soon as possible"

Reminders were sent on 7 September and 11 September which resulted in the response:-

"I have asked another colleague to pull together the costs/quote and as soon as they get back to me I will notify you of the costings associated with your rally"

As of 19 September costings have not been received. Therefore we are at this stage where we know we must raise funding for the rally, but do not know how much we need to raise as we are obliged to source the main equipment from Nottingham City Council.

As soon as we know the costings the crowdfunder will be updated and the target changed to reflect a more accurate projection of costs.

Update 1 October 2017

We have now heard from Nottingham City Council and now have a more reliable forecast of costings. The revised figure is now as follows:-

  • Stage Hire from Nottingham City Council £120
  • PA Hire from Nottingham City Council £144
  • Stage & PA Crew from Nottingham City Council £168.48
  • Marquee Hire from Nottingham City Council £25
  • Transport & erection costs £28.08
  • Security £120
  • Crowd Control Barriers & set up £109.75
  • Total Stage costs £715.31

Whilst the initial target of £1,000 has nearly been achieved (Thank you to all donors to date) , this additional costing therefore means that our provision for Publicity and Flags/Banners totalling £600 - £700 is now underfunded - therefore in order to meet this shortfall we are increasing our budget to £1,500. 

This will be reflected in an increased stretch target in due course.

What happens to any unspent donations

Any  unspent donations will be retained in the East Midlands and shared equally between the four European Movement branches in the East Midlands namely Lincolnshire , Leicestershire , Northamptonshire  and Nottinghamshire to fund local campaigning activities going forward.

A full statement of donations received and expenditure incurred will be available to donors following their preparation after the rally.

Earn Rewards

A donation of £10 will earn one randomly selected donor a "Don't blame me I voted Remain" Shoulder bag

A donation of £20 will earn one randomly selected donor a signed copy of the of the book

"Brexit, What the hell happens now?" by Ian Dunt.

A donation of £40 will earn a randomly selected donor a copy of the book "Understanding EU Decision Making" by Edward Best, Head of Unit at the European Institute of Public Adminstration (EIPA) Maastricht and honorary senior fellow at Maastricht University.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

5 of 100 claimed

£5 Reward

A photo of our special guest "Faux BoJo" Drew Galdron signed personally him on the day of the rally. A special message printed on the back will make them unique. There will only be 100 of these printed. When they are gone they will be gone. No more will be printed. Ever. If for any reason you are unable to come to Nottingham to collect yours in person, please leave your name and address so that we can post them to you after the event.

£40 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£40 Reward

A donation of £40 will earn a randomly chosen donor a copy of the book "Understanding EU Decision Making" (Published by Springer in 2016 - UK selling price £44.99). by Edward Best, this book presents in a concise and accessible way why the EU institutional system exists in its present form, how the EU fits into the world as a system of governance, and who is involved in EU policy processes.

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£10 Reward

A donation of £10 will earn a randomly chosen donor a "Don't blame me I voted Remain" shoulder bag worth £10. Size Approx 22.5 x 23 x 7.5cm

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£20 Reward

A donation of £20 will earn a randomly chosen donor a signed copy of the book "Brexit - What the hell happens now" by Ian Dunt Published in 2016 this book is described as the "Ultimate guide to Brexit" Reviews. Highly recommended' - Nick Cohen, Observer/Spectator 'Excellent. A must-read. Harass every MP until they read Dunt's book' - AC Grayling

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