Help to grow Union Chapel's vital work

Union Chapel profile

Project by Union Chapel

Help to grow Union Chapel's vital work

Union Chapel profile

Project by Union Chapel

£5,747

 
Gift Aid
+ est. £773.75
£120,000 target 24 days left
4% 158 supporters

Help to rebuild Union Chapel, so that we can grow our vital community work and protect our future generations.

As we reflect on 3 decades of supporting those most in need, maintaining our building and hosting amazing events, we also look to the future and how the pandemic has hit the most vulnerable in our communities. We ask for your support to protect our future generations.

Support Union Chapel and our community work this year as we strive to continue and grow our vital work with the community and re-open to the public despite having lost a huge amount of income. 

As you will know, 2021 has been a very hard year for Union Chapel and our communities – with event income lost and remaining uncertain, and fundraising incredibly challenging. But we know we need to do more for our communities and upcoming performers, particularly those facing disadvantages and hardest hit, and hope to redevelop one of our spaces, the Sunday School, to become a new community and talent development hub. We need your help to do it.

Since the pandemic, the need for our services has nearly tripled. Income from our venue provides 80% of our charity’s income. But our income generating venue has been operating at a third of its previous capacity. 

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO KEEP GOING AS A CHARITY AND TO GROW OUR PROGRAMMES THROUGH A NEW COMMUNITY SPACE.

Funds raised through this programme will go towards 2 key strands of our work:

  • Supporting Union Chapel and our community work for the rest of this year as we strive to meet the deficit in lost venue income. 
  • Our ambitious new project for a new space for the community and upcoming artists. The Sunday School Hall programme was seriously impacted by the pandemic and nearly drew to a halt. It is now not only severely delayed but the need for a community hub and programme of activity for those most in need has increased two-fold as we see the longer-term impact of Covid and our economic situation on those already facing disadvantage and inequality. Funds raised through our campaign will go towards repairing and refurbishing this forgotten Grade 2* wonderful listed space and turning it into a much-needed genuine community asset fit for modern users, and towards life-changing training, employment and empowerment programmes.

Last year Historic England funded a heritage programme and the making of a film to tell the story of the Sunday School hall - you can watch the film here. 

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If you wish to set up a FUNDRAISER on behalf of Union Chapel click HERE. 

To DONATE or select a reward click HERE. 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

1 of 25 claimed

Signed Christmas card from Craig Armstrong

Craig Armstrong had a solo show at Union Chapel and was commissioned for Organ Reframed in 2016. He will generously be signing a batch of Union Chapel Christmas cards for 25 lucky supporters.

£50 or more

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Signed Christmas card from Penguin Café

Good friends of Union Chapel, Penguin Café, will be signing a small batch of Christmas cards for 25 lucky supporters.

£125 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Afternoon at tech desk for sound check with crew

An exclusive treat to join our sound technician for a sound check in Union Chapel. This experience will be for ca. 2 hours during which you can share the beautiful space with the band and crew to get a real behind the scenes experience. Band/artist TBC depending on availability at time of booking - we will try to fulfil special requests but cannot guarantee this. Allocation will be based on first donation first served.

£200 or more

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Full Monty Union Chapel sound desk experience

Join our sound technician for the whole day, this will include an exclusive sound check afternoon during which you will share the chapel space with crew and performers, followed by the evening experience when you'll get the best seat in the house next to our sound technician. Band/artist TBC depending on availability at time of booking - Allocation will be based on first donation first booked.

£50 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Evening at the sound desk

The best seat in the house. Join or sound technician during an evening performance and get to see how to sound desk works. (Band/artist TBC depending on availability at time of booking - we will try to fulfil special requests but cannot guarantee this. Allocation will be based on first donation first served).

£50 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Tour of Union Chapel's iconic tower

Join our head of building conservation for a private 1 hour guided tour of Union Chapel's iconic tower. The tour is for those not afraid of heights and it requires a minimum level of fitness. It will take you up to the tower, at clock level and below the spire level, from which you can have a wonderful view of London, from Primrose Hill, to Canary Warf and….. the Arsenal Stadium. Tours can only take place on a dry day.

£75 or more

4 of 4 claimed

Exclusive Organ Tour Experience

Meet Artistic Director and acclaimed composer, Claire M Singer, play the organ and have an organ tour.

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