Our weekly creative 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 £5 or £4,600 to donate, your money will be spent how you choose.
You could fund a one-day travel card facilitating someone’s journey, or donate towards purchasing chocolate bars or even lunch for everyone, you may decide to donate some photography equipment that can be used in our workshops or you could help to really change someone’s life by donating towards a scholarship so that an Accumulate participant can continue their creative learning and study Digital Design and Media at Ravensbourne University London.
In return, not only will we be eternally grateful, but you will get an invitation to the Accumulate exhibition private view and also, for those donating over £100, the opportunity to visit, meet the Accumulate participants and be part of an Accumulate photography workshop. If you have donated to Accumulate as a gift to someone else, please complete the shipping address details so that we can send them a certificate on your behalf.
Please click on your chosen donation to take you through to payment processing.
Lunch £5 A few pounds can provide a meal deal from a supermarket for lunch – it’s harder concentrating when your tummy is empty
Travel £10 Give the gift of transport for one Accumulate participant to attend one Accumulate session
Fruit £20 Help our participants feel better through healthy eating
Art materials £40 Cover the cost of art materials for one Accumulate creative workshop
Lunch £100 Cover the costs of lunch for 20 participants at one Accumulate session. Come and join us if you like!
Travel for all £200 Donate the funds for travel cards allowing 20 participants to attend one Accumulate workshop session
Art kit £400 Cover the costs for all the art materials for an Accumulate season
Accumulate season £1,250 Donate the cost of putting on the series of Accumulate workshops for one hostel – includes professional photographers, room hire, equipment hire costs, printing and framing of photographs
Sponsor an Accumulate scholarship £4,600 Help fund one Accumulate participant to change their life and attend the one year digital design and media access course at Ravensbourne College.
Donate an unused DSLR Camera We would love to have your unloved or unused DSLR camera. We lend these out as part of our camera library to Accumulate participants so that they can practice and build their skills between workshops. The Accumulate “Camera Amnesty” project is run in collaboration with photography network organisation Shutter Hub. Please send spare DSLR cameras to Camera Amnesty,
c/o Marice Cumber
Ravensbourne University London,
6, Penrose Way
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.
Volunteering and Getting in Contact
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 or want to get in contact. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Accumulate is a registered charity (Registration name Accumul8): number 1170009