Funding

Funding

We are a self-funding campaign.  Our funding comes from ticket sales for our meetings and donations on-line through our PayPal account.

Due to Covid-19, we have had no physical meetings since our conference in February 2020, and we are unlikely to do so for the time being. The costs of running our campaign have therefore reduced. We are very grateful for donations, but also want to ensure that money goes where it is most needed right now.

If you are would like to help women most in need, we would encourage you to make a donation to these groups:

Centre for Women’s Justice

You can find out more about Centre for Women’s Justice here.

nia

You can find out more about nia here.

Southall Black Sisters

You can find out more about Southall Black Sisters here.

Donations to Woman’s Place UK

In the past three years, hundreds of individuals have funded our campaign with the average donation being £22. We are immensely grateful for this money and your support.

We are also grateful to those of you have made cash donations at our meetings.

Please note that we cannot accept very large donations. Any donation of more than £500 will be returned to the donor. We would encourage anyone wishing to make such a donation to make it direct to organisations in the womens’ sector who are in dire need of funds. Our recommended organisations are listed above.

If you still want to make a donation to Woman’s Place our paypal account is here.

How do we spend your money?

The money we have received has been used for campaigning and organising purposes, including:

  • Design, printing, publicity and distribution of flyers and factsheets
  • Travel Expenses for speakers
  • Hire of rooms or venues for public meetings
  • Hire of security (where necessary) for public meetings
  • Hire of audio-visual equipment for recording of events
  • Hire of rooms for planning meetings
  • Online packages for webinars
  • Fulfilling our commitment to making events accessible
  • Travel expenses for WPUK team members to meet
  • Purchase of promotional items (e.g. badges) to be sold at cost or as a fundraiser
  • Banners and other promotional items
  • Creation and maintenance of website
  • Legal action in line with our aims
  • Other campaigning opportunities that arise

Structure

We are in the process of considering how we organise going forward. While we do not have the capacity to be a members’ organisation, we hope to create a structure where supporters can be ‘Friends’ or similar.

We do have a monthly newsletter. You can subscribe to this by entering your details in the panel on the side bar.

We said that we would review our campaign in January 2019 and make a decision about its future.

Although the GRA consultation is closed, the campaign for a good law is not over and we will continue to campaign on our original 5 demands.

At the same time, the GRA debate has exposed the poor state of women’s rights in the UK so we have decided to develop a broader campaign on the foundations we have built.

You can see our New Year Resolutions here

Should the campaign come to an end, we will donate any remaining funds to women’s organisations with aims and objectives aligned with ours.”

If you have any queries about our structure and our funding, please contact us

Thanks for your support and encouragement.