Hello my name is Leyla. Together with local community workers and volunteers I help to run this beautiful and vital community hub and cafe, our gardens, food growing spaces and beehives making local Tottenham honey!
WE REALLY AND DESPERATELY NEED YOUR HELP IN THIS CRISIS TO SURVIVE. We have lost all our bookings and events and have no income. As a small charity with no assets we do not qualify for a loan. We are losing our team of skilled local people, community workers, cafe workers, gardeners, and a chef who we trained and supported. Please give what you can, or sign up for one of our offers - either for yourself or to donate to a key worker’s family - and HELP KEEP THIS VITAL COMMUNITY HUB OPEN.
We need to be ready to be part of healing and supporting our neighbourhood, providing valuable front line services, and celebrating our coming back for a future together!
Who we are?
We are a multi-award winning small neighbourhood based charity in Tottenham, Haringey, providing community-led outreach and free front-line service delivery to reduce social isolation and poverty, create access to Nature, empower local people, and create pathways to training and employment. Our focus is on reaching and supporting socially isolated, vulnerable residents including new refugees & migrants, the unemployed, single parent families, the elderly, disengaged young people, and local rough sleepers.
For 3 years we have worked hard and given all our love and imagination to transform a disused pavilion and bowling green to create this safe and welcoming place for all in the heart of all the major developments in Tottenham Hale. From our Community Hub in Down Lane Park, and our Community Allotment in Tottenham Marshes, we run regular but short-term funded projects such as community food growing activities, cook & eat friendship groups, an over 55s group, a sewing project, cycle training with road safety and bike repairs, and ESOL classes.
How you can help
Your support now can help survive.
- Please share this campaign with everyone you know.
- If you can, think about claiming one of our offers or donate one to a key worker.
- If you want to get involved in future, please get contact us to volunteer or share a skill.
- If you donate, please consider adding Gift Aid - it costs you nothing, and helps us out loads.
Thank you all and we hope you stay healthy.
Leyla, & the Living Under One Sun community
Please note all reward donations are subject to the risk as we cannot be certain of when we will be able to reopen.
Can you not apply for other funding? Or a grant from the government?
With cutbacks in funding over recent years, small charities such as ours that do not have dedicated bid-writing staff, have suffered. This has been especially compounded due to the current crisis, that has seen many different organisations in need of funding - things are more competitive than ever. Government funding takes much time to secure, and is also very competitive - we desperately need help now to aid with the immediate effects of the crisis.
What about your business insurance or a loan?
Our insurance simply does not cover an unknown disease such as Covid-19, and we do not qualify for a loan as we have no asset.
How can I claim a reward for a key worker?
Please contact us if you wish to donate your reward to a key worker or their family. We are keen to help any key workers putting their lives at risk to help keep the city running, and are able to deliver locally by bike.