Save The Cause

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Save The Cause

Save The Cause

Stuart Glen profile

Project by Stuart Glen


raised of £20,000 target
26% 34 days left

Support & save 'The Cause' - London's community led , DIY, underground club, and help us survive the pandemic.

The Cause is a 100% independent DIY dance music space for London that has helped raise over £100K for charity since opening in April 2018, yet forced to suddenly close due to Covid-19.

Due to the pandemic, we are under intense financial pressure to survive and adapt our operation. Whilst we aim to open as soon as possible, we aren't confident in resuming usual service until much, much later in the year, with many unknown obstacles to come.

Sadly, without your help, we are at risk of being insolvent and need YOUR help to ensure we strike back!


Aside from an initial Crowdfunder (just over £4K was received), it was a labour of love, built on personal savings, an unrivalled commitment to a proper underground venue and an unrelenting network of oddball friends driven to success.

Initially intended as a 200 capacity club, within 12 months it was regularly throwing 16 hour indoor & outdoor parties across six rooms. The likes of Jamie xx, Four Tet, Derrick May, Gerd Janson, Apollonia, Ellen Allien. Nicolas Lutz, Saoirse & Shanti Celeste all played alongside homegrown talent, often in aid of charity.

Our fundraising efforts appeared on prime-time ITV News, The Independent, NME, LadBible, Mixmag and much more, whilst earning us an award for ‘Innovation & Excellence’ at DJ Mag’s Best of British Awards this year.

This summer, we we're about to step things up a level with both a brand new room doubling the size of our club for bigger shows as well as open a separate summer club in a second building we accidentally took on (read how HERE). This has left us with large losses and minimal financial resources to continue.

Sadly our entire industry has stopped dead due to Covid-19, leaving us with ongoing bills and an empty club. 


We are positive that this pandemic can be overcome. By hook or by crook we will dance again but we need YOUR help. 

We're aiming to raise £20K to pay our overheads, accruing debts and staff to help set up new initiatives, staying active and adapt for all eventualities of re-opening.

We are expecting a long climb back to operating at full capacity, with increased safety measures, capacity restrictions, market changes and many curve-balls thrown at us, ultimately at a huge financial cost.


As you are probably aware, our current home has always been intended for demolition and redevelopment. However, this pandemic is affecting all industries and we’ve already received notification from we can stay in our current building well into 2021 and we’re anticipating even longer still.


Even small amounts add up, so whatever you can afford will help us strike back!

If you have appreciated our impact on London nightlife, a donation would be very welcome, but a purchase of any of the rewards will really help our cash-flow too, with many to be redeemed as soon as we open.


The likes of internationally renowned artist Wolfgang Tillmans, The London DJ School & more have kindly reached out to offer rewards already.

If you care about our future and would like to offer anything of value that we can add to our reward list too, then please get in touch and email


We are welcoming sub-fundraisers from promoters, party people and anyone else to help multiply and accelerate our fundraising. Anything we can do to facilitate them we will help wherever we can.

Please email if interested. 


Please help our cause travel further. It's a team effort!

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Spare us a tenner to help a us get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way. We'll use it to throw some amazing parties!

£20 or more

A round of drinks

Pre-purchasing a round of 4 drinks will really help our cash-flow. Available to reclaim as soon as we're allowed to open.

£25 or more

28 of 2500 claimed

2 x tickets to one of our re-opening parties

Entry to any party for you and a friend within the first 8 weeks of re-opening. Have faith x (Subject to capacity on any particular night, but we'll reserve a space if you let us know what party you wish to attend).

£35 or more

0 of 30 claimed

Pirates Grog Five Year Aged Rum & Tropical Redbull

If you have found our hidden rum bar at the club, you'll have taster their awesome rum. Midweek this space is the operations for the Pirates and they've kindly donated some of their stock to help us! The rum is aged in white American oak, bourbon barrels for five years before being blended in small batches. Red Bull are also assisting and we will send out 4 cans of Tropical Redbull for you to mix it with.

£50 or more

2020 Solidarity poster by Between Bridges

2020 Solidarity is a Between Bridges project initiated by Wolfgang Tillmans aimed at helping cultural and music venues, community projects, independent spaces & publications that are threatened by the current crisis. Over fifty international artists have created one poster each that can be offered by arts organisations that are struggling as a result of the pandemic. We have selected 5 of these prints from renowned artists to choose from.

£50 or more

5 of 10 claimed

A DJ Lesson for you and a friend

Learn the craft of mixing with a friend at The Cause with our friends The London DJ School.

£60 or more

0 of 50 claimed

6 months free entry

Get 6 months free entry from the date we re-open for full late night parties.

£100 or more

0 of 25 claimed

90 minute live stream from the club

Live stream a DJ set from inside the club

£100 or more

0 of 50 claimed

12 months free entry

Get a years free entry from the date we re-open for our first late night party!

£250 or more

1 of 20 claimed

5 hour live stream from the club

Live stream for up to 5 hours from inside the club. Perfect to showcase your label, party or collective. (Social distancing rules must be upheld).

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