Keep The Ivy House Alive!

by The Ivy House in London, England, United Kingdom

Keep The Ivy House Alive!
We did it
On 31st May 2020 we successfully raised £19,599 with 544 supporters in 42 days

In 2013 our community saved a piece of history. Help us do it again. Let's get the Ivy House through this and ready to welcome you back.

by The Ivy House in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We're still accepting pledges and have set our FINAL STRETCH TARGET! With no sign of the pub being able to re-open in the immediate future, we have set a stretch target of £16,000. These crucial extra funds will enable us maintain our beautiful building and cover the pub's costs during a further month of closure They'll also mean we can offer increased assistance to those members of our team who are facing hardship.

Huge thanks to everyone who has supported us so far! Let's keep going and keep spreading the word.


The Ivy House needs urgent help to survive the current COVID-19 crisis.

WHO AND WHAT?

When a group of volunteers raised a million pounds to save the Ivy House on behalf of the community in Peckham Rye, South East London, the pub became London's first co-operatively owned pub. Since then, the Ivy House has been at the heart of our neighbourhood, providing a warm and welcoming hub - for Friday night sessions with friends and family, lazy Sunday afternoons with a roast and big band jazz, yoga classes, vinyl clubs, poetry evenings, weddings, birthdays, Live Band Karaoke... and the rest.

And we couldn’t have done it without you. Whether you’re one of our shareholders, a neighbour, regular at the bar, part of our team of staff, a musician or performer, or just someone who pops in for an occasional pint, the Ivy House is what it is because of you. It's a beautiful and very special place that has already been through a great deal. Together, we can keep it alive through this too.

We need to ask for your help - now more than ever. We want to be able to welcome back all our customers and staff on the other side of this crisis and we need your help to make it happen.

CLOSURE DUE TO COVID-19

The Ivy House shut its doors on 20th March in line with government guidance, to ensure the safety of our team and our community.

All our staff who are eligible have been furloughed under the government's Job Retention Scheme on 80% of their wages - and can also take jobs elsewhere to top up earnings without this affecting their pay with us.

What do we need help with?

We're asking for your help with two things:

  • While the pub is unable to trade, we have many, many other costs that are mounting up fast including insurance (£2,500 per month alone), gas and electricity and water, phone and broadband, email and website, pest control, essential maintenance work to our building, kitchen cleaning, security, the list goes on . . .  And we don't know when we'll be able to start pulling pints and get the tills ringing again. If we don't manage to bring in some income, we're going to be overwhelmed with costs and the chances of us being able to re-open the pub again after the lockdown get smaller every day.
  • The Ivy House also has a few members of staff who are not eligible to be furloughed under the Job Retention Scheme and so will receive no pay while the pub is shut. If we can, we'd like to be able to offer them some financial support during the pub's closure, as well as support other members of our team who may struggle to make ends meet on just 80% of their wages. These are extraordinary circumstances and we want to help if we're able to.

These are tough times for everyone and this is why we're not asking for simple donations; the majority of pledges we've set up enable you to "pay it forward", buying drinks, a meal, or entry to a gig when we're all through this and the pub re-opens in happier times later this year.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Good news! You can help the Ivy House now while getting in a round (or two?!) for later.  For example you can buy a bar tab to enjoy in the pub when it's up and running again; we can guarantee a cheer from behind the bar, a massive smile, and a lifetime of good pub karma when you walk up to the bar to redeem on our fab range of food and drink.

And if you need an extra incentive and something to look forward to on the other side of this, we have teamed up with some of our friends and supporters to ensure there are some special treats up for grabs too, including Ivy House pin badges and limited edition Ivy House postcard prints designed by our talented shareholder Gill Day, tickets to some of our most popular gigs, Lindy Hop classes... not to mention a limited number of tickets to our grand re-opening party (please note: the re-opening party will be a separate event to when we resume trading as we would like to keep the pub open to all when we first get back up and running). 

HOW MUCH DO WE NEED TO RAISE?

Our target is £8,000. This will enable us to keep the Ivy House afloat for two months and ensure that it’s ship shape and ready to re-open as soon as we get the word that it’s safe to do so. We'll also be able to make some funds available to those staff not covered by the Job Retention Scheme.

We really hope that if you've been a customer of the Ivy House over the last year you'll pledge what you can to ensure that it's still there for you and plenty of others to enjoy when the lockdown is lifted.

It’s a cliché, but every little helps. These are the toughest times for everyone and we know that many people and families are struggling, so even if you just have £10 to spend on a couple of pints in better times, it would mean so much to us right now.

Thank you for your support and please share far and wide!

Please note, we don't know when we'll be able to re-open and this will affect when we can deliver rewards. It's likely that we will have to stagger the delivery of rewards over the first couple of months over the course of the initial few months we're trading again. All rewards to be collected from the Ivy House or emailed.





We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see Crowdfunder's Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£45 or more

49 of 100 claimed

Ticket to our re-opening party!

Glass of fizz, finger food, live music, dancing and a whole lot of celebrating. See you there for the party to end all parties... when we're back open and it's safe to party. Please note: the re-opening party will be a separate event to when we resume trading as we would like to keep the pub open to all when we first get back up and running.

£1 or more

A heartfelt *thank you* :)

Pledge £1 or more and receive a lifetime of good pub karma, plus a huge thanks from us.

£10 or more

A chance to pull the first pint when we re-open!

Pledge £10 and we'll enter you into our prize draw. The prize? You get to pull the very first official pint when we re-open.

£10 or more

38 of 100 claimed

The chance to win a Woolly Mondays blanket

We've teamed up with the pub's regular Monday night knitting club, the Woolly Mondays, who are going to knit a one-off patchwork blanket, complete with Ivy House logo. Pledge £10 and have your name entered into the hat from which the winner will be drawn!

£10 or more

35 of 100 claimed

Support staff not eligible for furlough

A small number of Ivy House staff are not eligible for the government's Job Retention Scheme because they haven't been working for us for long enough. Others may struggle to make ends meet on just 80% of their wages. If you can, please make a contribution to their living costs.

£40 or more

70 of 100 claimed

£30 bar/food tab

Pledge your support now and claim your £30 bar/food tab later, plus your name in in our gallery of supporters on the exterior of the pub.

£40 or more

7 of 10 claimed

£30 future bar/food tab + Lindy Hop class

Support the Ivy House now and receive a £30 bar/food tab to enjoy later, plus a Lindy Hop class with shareholder Wendy Steatham.

£10 or more

100 of 100 claimed

£10 future bar tab

Support the Ivy House now and enjoy a £10 tab to spend on drinks and food when we re-open, plus a limited edition Ivy House pin badge.

£10 or more

100 of 100 claimed

Support staff not eligible for furlough

A small number of Ivy House staff are not eligible for the government's Job Retention Scheme because they haven't been working for us for long enough. Others may struggle to make ends meet on just 80% of their wages. If you can, please make a contribution to their living costs.

£10 or more

50 of 50 claimed

Guided historical walking tour with Hugo Simms!

Join shareholder and local author Hugo Simms on a guided walking tour of the locale, focussing on the history of the Ivy House and the area, featuring much fresh historical detail!

£25 or more

100 of 100 claimed

£25 future bar tab

Pledge £25 today and claim your £25 bar/food tab when the pub re-opens, plus a limited edition Ivy House postcard print designed by shareholder and artist Gill Day.

£25 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Personal training session via Zoom

Support the pub and treat yourself to 1 hour training session with personal trainer and coach Phillippa Gillespie.

£25 or more

4 of 4 claimed

A guitar lesson

Pledge £25 and bag a 40 minute guitar lesson with the guitarist from Live Band Karaoke! Suitable for adults and kids.

£40 or more

10 of 10 claimed

£30 future bar tab + ticket for Goose is Out gig

Pledge £40 today and when we re-open we'll reward you with a £30 bar/food tab and a ticket to see a Goose is Out Gig at the Ivy House (seat of your choice).

£40 or more

10 of 10 claimed

£30 bar/food tab + ticket to Live Band Karaoke

Pledge £40 to support the Ivy House and when we re-open we'll reward you with a £30 bar/food tab and free entry to a Live Band Karaoke gig at the Ivy House!

£40 or more

3 of 3 claimed

3d Modelling Masterclass

Architect Rob will teach you how to use powerful free software, enabling you to start designing your own dream kitchen/garden/house/moon base! 30 minute class, suitable for adults or kids.

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Original campaign poster

Original campaign poster from the 2012/2013 campaign to save the Ivy House from development. A piece of history!

£100 or more

2 of 2 claimed

A case of wine

Pledge £100 and get 12 bottles of wine (6 red, 6 white) for you to enjoy at home - but don't forget to visit your local when it's back open too!

£800 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Our pub, your private party!

Got a landmark birthday coming up, or just want to plan a party with some friends to look forward to? Support the pub and get exclusive use of the beautiful ballroom for up to 50 guests, a glass of something for your guests and delicious finger foods and canapes.

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