Keep the Star Shining

by Star of Greenwich in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Keep the Star Shining

Total raised £2,350

£5,000 target 7 days left
47% 39 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 31st July 2024 at 12:34pm

Help keep the Star of Greenwich open! Election delays mean urgent funding needed. Support our hub for music, events and community spirit.

by Star of Greenwich in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

We need your help to keep the Star of Greenwich's doors open

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With the general election underway, the decision on our Community Ownership Fund grant is delayed, and it might be months before we find out if we've secured the funding for the only community owned, not for profit pub in Greenwich. 

This cherished local pub isn't just a place to grab a drink; it's a vibrant community hub that hosts live music, family parties, community events, and supports local charities and initiatives. We're launching a new crowdfunding campaign to ensure we can continue to serve our community during these uncertain times. 

Every contribution helps, not just to keep the pub running, but to preserve a piece of Greenwich's heart and soul. Join us in this crucial effort—let's ensure the Star shines on!

Come to our neighbourhood meeting

On the 17th July from 7:30–9pm we're hosting a neighbourhood meeting at the Star to discuss how things are going and get your thoughts on our future plans. Please let us know if you'd like to attend by emailing [email protected].

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Our Mission

The Star of Greenwich isn't just a pub; it's a cornerstone of community life, a place where art, culture, and friendships flourish. Over the past year, as we navigated the complexities of transforming this historic venue, we've ignited a movement. Our mission is to not only save a beloved local landmark but to turn it into a thriving hub for all - a place that supports local people, nurtures community projects, and fosters connections.

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Why We Need Your Help

With the general election calling a pause on the Community Ownership Fund, our plans are at risk. We can't wait months to find out if we'll receive the funding. The Star needs your help now to remain operational and continue our journey in revitalizing and running this vital community asset.

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What We've Achieved So Far

In our first year of operations, The Star has become more than a pub. We've hosted numerous community events, supported local artists, and become a home for groups like English for Action and Plateful Café. We've seen firsthand how The Star has helped reduce isolation, supported mental health, and boosted local pride and economic activity.

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Our Plans for the Future

Our vision for The Star extends far beyond a traditional pub. Plans include:

  • Upgrading upstairs to create a multifunctional space suitable for workshops, performances, and family activities.
  • Creating an AirBnB flat upstairs to help make everything more sustainable
  • Expanding our partnerships with local businesses and cultural organisations like Avocuddle and Greenwich Skeptics.
  • Launching training and employment programs in hospitality to help local youth and marginalized groups.

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How Your Support Will Make a Difference

Every contribution to our crowdfunding campaign helps secure the immediate future of The Star and funds the next phase of renovations. Your support means:

  • Keeping the doors open to a community treasure.
  • Providing a stage for emerging artists and a space for community gatherings.
  • Continuing to offer a safe, welcoming environment for all, especially those who might feel marginalized elsewhere.

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Join Us

By supporting The Star of Greenwich, you're not just saving a pub; you're investing in a project that builds community, nurtures culture, and creates a legacy of inclusivity and support. Every donation, big or small, contributes to a brighter future for the Greenwich area and its residents.

We are committed to transparency and will provide regular updates on our progress and how funds are being used. Contributors will have opportunities to see their impact firsthand and join in celebrations and special events designed to thank our community of supporters.

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Your Impact

Your support will keep the Star shining as a beacon of hope and community spirit. Together, we can ensure that this pub continues to serve as a vibrant center of community life for generations to come.

Donate today and be part of our community's future. Help us keep the Star of Greenwich a vital and vibrant part of our local neighbourhood

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£20 or more

10% off

Get 10% off at the Star if you donate £20

£150 or more

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Free room hire

Get the hire of our community room for a party or community event

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