Help Red and Green Club (Milnsbridge)

by Fiona W in Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 23rd January 2019 we successfully raised £1,433 with 42 supporters in 42 days

The Red and Green Club Needs YOU! Our fabulous, quirky, independent community centre is struggling. It won’t survive without our help.

by Fiona W in Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Can you help secure the Red and Green Club’s future?

The building is old and tired and needs refurbishment. In the medium term, it needs redecoration, refreshed seating and upholstery, better insulation and someone to check out possible damp in the cellar.

The long term aim is to buy the building from its current owners and re-develop it through a phased process, with improved disabled access, upstairs office accommodation and a canal-side café on the lower ground floor. This can only be a dream until the Club is making regular, reliable income from memberships, donations and events. 


The Red and Green Club is unique! 

This former Socialist Club in Milnsbridge is now being run as a cooperative. It’s a unique venue for Huddersfield, the Colne Valley and the surrounding area, offering live music, theatre, cinema, poetry readings, story-telling, community learning, meeting spaces, private hire and a bar. In the last year or two, the group of volunteers who run everything has dwindled, capacity to fund-raise has shrunk, and income is down to dangerous levels... The Club needs support to survive, and if possible for refurbishment.

Milnsbridge Socialist Club is one of Britain’s oldest surviving socialist club, established in 1892. Great radical figures like Christabel Pankhurst, Philip Snowden and Victor Grayson spoke in the club. Harold Wilson, born nearby, was a regular visitor. When the original club ceased trading, the Milnsbridge Co-operative Society was formed by local community activists. The Red and Green Club re-launched in 2013 and is totally run by volunteers - including socialists, greens, labour & trades unionists and others with no particular political ideology - all coming together to provide an inclusive venue for the Huddersfield area, and a facility for the community. 

Without the help of local volunteers and supporters - including YOU! - the Club will close. The Red and Green Club needs to raise £1000 just to pay the bills and make it through the next month or two... Then it needs refurbishment... 2019 will be a crucial year for us to decide the Club’s future together - so please get involved and join the conversation!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward - thanks + poster

Every little helps! If you can spare a fiver, you’ll get grateful thanks from the Red and Green Club and an A4 “I support the Red and Green Club” poster.

£10 or more

£10 Reward - R&G welcome

A warm welcome, grateful thanks and a free drink and snack at a Red and Green Club event

£20 or more

£20 Reward - membership plus

1 year’s Red and Green Club Membership, plus a warm welcome, grateful thanks and a free drink and snack at a Red and Green Club event. Please note: you have to be over 18 to be a Member. If you’re under 18, but you still want to donate and claim one of the membership rewards, we’ll be really really grateful... but sadly we’ll have to defer your membership until your 18th birthday.

£30 or more

£30 Reward - membership + event entry

1 year’s Red and Green Club Membership, and free entry and a free drink and snack at a Red and Green Club event of your choice... Plus warm welcome and grateful thanks, of course!

£50 or more

£50 Reward - membership plus event x2

All of the above, for you and a (named) partner or friend.

£100 or more

2 of 100 claimed

£100 Reward - special 10 year membership

Special 10 year membership of the Red and Green Club - limited offer only!

£200 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£200A Reward - 1 year membership and run an event

This is the reward for you if you’d like to run an event at the Red & Green. You’ll get 1 year’s Membership, plus support to run an event of your own - whether that’s a private party, a gig, a poetry night or something else! This reward includes the option to have a licenced bar for your event &/or access to kitchen, plus free snacks & 2 people to help out. Note there are conditions to this reward, incl limited dates & event must meet Club rules

£200 or more

1 of 20 claimed

£200B Reward - Lifetime Membership

Special Lifetime Membership of the Red and Green Club!

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