London Teacher Home

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London Teacher Home
We did it
On 7th July 2016 we successfully raised £150 with 2 supporters in 56 days

Teacher home - guaranteed 6.5% return over three years, and knowledge that you are contributing to an important moral project in London!

by teacherhome in London

We are a family of two London teachers, our daughter, dog and two cats (!). We work hard, and we do an important job in the capital, supporting inner city children and their families, and making a real difference to thousands of people's lives.

Key worker housing earlier in our careers was not an option for us, and we have been renting in London since 2007. Over this time, we have spent nearly £200,000 on rent. As such, we cannot afford to save  for a deposit, and the bank of mum and dad is not available to us.

We recently received notice to leave our rental property, a house which has been a home to us and our 5 year-old daughter for four years.  We have to leave, and we have to find a landlord who will have us as we are (fur-babies and all) - but who could give us notice when they like, and see us moving again in 6 months.

We love our jobs. An Assistant Headteacher, and a Deputy Head of Art, and our experience and professionalism make a real difference to the lives of the people we work with. However, to continue to be able to do this job, we need your help.

Barclays bank have recently released a new mortgage product (the Family Springboard Mortgage). It's a great idea, which allows family or friends to invest some money to help buy a house over three years. The money (10% of property value), is invested over three years, in an account administered by Barclays. At the end of three years, the money, plus interest (1.5% above Bank of England base rate), is released back to the original lenders. You get a financial return, AND a social and moral return. We propose adding an additional 5% interest as an incentive, which will be paid by us.

So, if you have some spare funds, which you want to invest in a genuine, morally unambiguous project, we a feel-good factor knowing that you have made a little girl and her dog (OK, and her parents too) happy and secure and able to do their important jobs, look no further! We are hoping to raise £50,000, which is 10% of the maximum that we will be able to borrow, which is enough for a modest three bedroom house in North London. We hope you can help. If you can, you know what to do and, if possible, please share this project around :-)


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Our gratitude, and the knowledge that you are doing a GOOD THING (and 6.5%!).

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A thank you for believing in my project!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Our gratitude, and the knowledge that you are doing a GOOD THING (and 6.5%!).

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A firm handshake and a solid embrace.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

Daily acts of reverence for one month

£2,000 or more

£2,000 Reward

A tearful video.

£5,000 or more

£5,000 Reward

Homemade Spaghetti Bolognese once a week for 6 weeks.

£10,000 or more

£10,000 Reward

French lessons once a week for a year and a week-long art retreat in the school holidays of your choice.

£50,000 or more

£50,000 Reward

A go on my bike, French, Japanese and Spanish lessons for three years, one month of personal training and a lift in my Volvo from your home to anywhere in the UK, once.

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