Help me become a British citizen

by Skye MacKinnon in Helensburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Help me become a British citizen


raised of £1,500 target


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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by March 7th 2019 at 7:09pm

I'm Skye, I'm an author from Helensburgh and I'm fundraising to become a British citizen and make this country officially my home.

by Skye MacKinnon in Helensburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

I'm Skye, I'm a romance author from Helensburgh and I'm fundraising to become a British citizen and finally make this officially my home.

I moved to Scotland from Europe in September 2010 to study at the University of Stirling. Since then, I've completed a degree, worked for a government agency and a university, travelled all across Scotland and the British Islands and recently started a Masters degree in Highland and Island Culture.

The majority of my novels are set in Scotland and I love our culture, history and people. I feel Scottish, but I never felt the need to make it official. Now, however, with Brexit looming and the threat of the rights of EU citizens being curtailed, I am going to apply for British citizenship. This is my home and I want to make sure I'll be able to stay here no matter what, no matter how policy changes in the next few years.

The cost for British citizenship is high:
- £65 to get settled status
- £50 Life in the UK test (compulsory)
- £1,330 citizenship application fees

That kind of money is not something I budgeted for, so now I'm fundraising in the hope that I will be able to fulfil my dream of getting British citizenship before it's too late.

Should I raise more money than required, it will be donated to a charity in Nepal that I'm supporting and through which I'm sponsoring a young girl to help her go to school and get regular meals.                     


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

2 of 20 claimed

Get all my 2019 books

Whenever I publish a book this year, you'll get an ebook copy of it on or before release day. Take a look at my already published books:

£1 or more

Eternal gratitude

I'll think of you and will blow you an imaginary kiss.

£5 or more

A postcard from Scotland

I'll send you a postcard from Scotland or a signed bookmark! Open worldwide.

£10 or more

Ask a random question

Always wanted to ask me something about my books, publishing or where to get the best dried mango? Get a detailed answer to any of your questions via email, and if you want, I'll publish it on my website in form of a Q&A as well.

£20 or more

Get thanked for your support in my next book

You'll be listed by name in the acknowledgements of my next book and you'll also get a free ebook copy on or before release day.

£35 or more

2 of 10 claimed

Signed paperback of your choice

Get a signed paperback copy of any of my previous or upcoming releases (excludes box sets). Includes postage worldwide.

£50 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Become a character in one of my books

I'll name a character after you (or someone of your choice) in one of my upcoming books and you can decide on their looks and personality traits. You'll also get an ebook copy of the book pre-release.

£100 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Have a book dedicated to you

One of my 2019 books will be dedicated to you and you alone. If you have preferences of genre, I'll take that into account.

£200 or more

0 of 3 claimed

For authors: Have a sample printed in my books

I will include a chapter of your book at the end of one of mine to entice readers to check out your books. This will include the title, blurb, a cover, buy links and up to one chapter (3k words max). I'll try and accommodate timing and genre. Please get in touch before getting this reward as I'll only accept books similar in genre to my own and that have been professionally edited.

Let's make 'Help me become a British citizen' happen