Our weekly photography workshops are run in some of London’s finest art institutions – The Tate Modern, The Barbican, Somerset House to name a few. Within their inspiring walls we invite the homeless residents from nine different hostels across London to come in, get involved, learn, socialise, be challenged, find their confidence and give them a visual voice to express their thoughts and feelings.
We have seen a huge jump in demand this year for the course and are working with more hostels than ever before – we don’t want to turn people away but are having to as we need funding to be able continue our work. There are many ways in which you can help us keep running these sessions and whether you have £3 or £4,600 to donate, your money will be spent how you choose.
You could buy a one-day travel card facilitating someone’s journey, you might choose to buy chocolate bars or even lunch for everyone, you may decide to purchase some photography equipment that can be used in our workshops or you could help to really change someone’s life by sponsoring a scholarship (which will be named after you) so that they can continue their creative learning and study Digital Design and Media at college.
In return, not only will we be eternally grateful, but you will get an invitation to the Accumul8 exhibition private view and also, for those donating over £100, the opportunity to visit, meet the Accumul8 participants and be part of an Accumul8 photography workshop. If you have bought a pledge as a gift to someone, please complete the shipping address details so that we can send them a certificate on your behalf.
Please click on your chosen pledge to take you through to payment processing.
Meal Deal £3 Buy a homeless person a meal deal from a supermarket for lunch – it’s harder concentrating when your tummy is empty
One-day travel card £6.60 Give the gift of transport for one person to attend one Accumul8 session
Chocolate fuel – chocolate bars x 40 £20 Provide a bar of chocolate to each hungry homeless participant at an Accumul8 workshop session
Fruit fuel £40 Fruit and water for everyone at one Accumul8 workshop session
Lunch £120 Cover the costs of a Meal Deal lunch for 40 homeless people at one Accumul8 session. Come and join us if you like!
Travel for all £264 Buy travel cards allowing 40 homeless people to attend one Accumul8 workshop session
Shutters and exposure £490 Buy a digital SLR camera from our equipment partners – the London Camera Exchange, so that we have enough kit for everyone at the Accumul8 workshops
Accumul8 season £1,250 The cost of putting on the series of Accumul8 workshops for one hostel – includes professional photographers, room hire, equipment hire costs, printing and framing of photographs
Sponsor an arts scholarship £4,600 Sponsor a scholarship for one homeless participant to change their life and attend the one year digital design and media access course at Ravensbourne College and get the scholarship named after you or your business
Donating by Paypal is the fastest and easiest way to donate, it takes less than two minutes and your donation reaches us as soon as you make the payment. Some people like to set up a regular monthly donation to cover their chosen item for the whole term. You can do that by clicking on the “donation amount” on Paypal. Regular donations are obviously a huge help to us and a £10 monthly donation enables one homeless person to travel to a session and have a sandwich for lunch.
For non Paypal account holders: You can click “checkout as a guest” and simply enter your card details and billing info and click “Review Donation and Continue”.
Lets Get Social
We have a little voice in a big world and the best way for us to be heard and gain valuable supporters is through social media. So please do follow us, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, support our projects and ultimately encourage others to join our campaign.
Occasionally we need people – to help out at the sessions, to help us drive fundraising, to run out and grab lunch. No matter what your skills are, please do get in touch if you have something you think you could offer. Contact email@example.com
Accumul8 is a registered charity: number 1170009