EETG - Shoreditch and Spitalfields


£600 target 10 days left
34% 2 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 17th May 2021 at 11:55pm

We are crowdfunding to raise money for a Community Organiser to help us with the issues we face as independent businesses trying to survive.

UPDATE: If you join this affiliate group you can contribute whatever you can afford to pay for your first year as a member. This offer is open until 17th May only.

Why join the Shoreditch and Spitalfields East End Trades Guild Group?

The amazing independent businesses are what make Shoreditch and Spitalfields such incredible areas. But it's hard for an indie to survive here in an area with such high and rapidly increasing rents, especially compounded by the issues arising from pandemic. 

Retail and hospitality businesses rely on footfall from office workers and tourists and it will take time for them to return. Due to correspondingly high rateable values many businesses were not able to access grants they needed to survive the pandemic.

Many office-based and industrial businesses have also been severely impacted by the pandemic, and lots have not been able to use their premises for over a year - yet are still being expected to pay full rent. These sectors also fell through the cracks in government support. 

Sadly we have already lost many of our indie neighbours - let's work together so we don't lose any more. 

Together we are stronger and together we can all get through this and make the area thrive once again and work for us - the community!  

By joining as part of our group you will receive 1/3 off annual fees and help fund a community organiser to represent us as a collective.

A word from the East End Trades Guild 

The Shoreditch and Spitalfields group is part of the wider East End Trades Guild. On our own we are vulnerable but by building our constituent strength, together we can see through our crucial manifesto for a sustainable recovery.

From experience, we know that organising small businesses to work together with a skilled member of staff is the only way to build the collective power we need to compel change. 

In our 2018 Affordable Workspace Manifesto, we painted a picture of the empty London we see now “Can you imagine the capital without its kaleidoscopic small businesses from Chinatown to Brick Lane, Columbia Road to Portobello Road, and the myriad of markets from Walthamstow to Brixton? It would be a hollow place, with only its silent monuments distinguishing it from everywhere else.”

We never imagined then that this was to become the reality so soon. 

On May 6th, the new Mayor of London will be elected. Before that happens we want to put our proposals in front of the main party candidates for commitments for action, so that way whoever wins, our proposals win with them. But we can’t get the candidates attention unless we have enough members. Will you help us by joining or supporting the Guild today?

Photograph: Claudio Divizia/


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

5 of 100 claimed

EETG Lucky Dip!

We will send you a mystery gift from one of our members. It could be a crate of beer a luxury cake, a handmade bag, a craft kit or the latest novel. Who knows what surprise you might receive to keep for yourself or to pass on as a present to a loved one. All our member's products and services are made with love and care.

£120 or more

EETG Group Discount, 5 or more join for £120 pp.

When you join as part of a local EETG Affiliate of 5 or more people you each get one 3rd off your membership. Join one of the local groups to make the most of this opportunity.

£180 or more

EETG Membership for one year.

To save a 3rd on this and reduce to £120 for the year, simply band together with a minimum of 5 other small biz or self-employed people from your neighbourhood or tenants group. You can find the most relevant affiliate listed on the main page or start your own by hitting the blue"Start Fundraising" button just above. Too much hassle? Just pay full whack here and find your affiliate for next year.

£1,000 or more

EETG Sponser

Pledge as a Guild sponsor to be added to our list of reliable local suppliers that our members can recommend to the network. As a special thanks, we'll also throw in a bottle of Champagne.

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