Joined Spacehive on 08 April 2020
‘Redbridge Joins Together’ is a council backed online community group to support the borough’s communities through COVID-19.
The Council teamed up with local community groups to create the network on Facebook as a platform to harness positive action in the community, to help those in Redbridge look out for one another, and offer support to the vulnerable - during the outbreak and beyond. Gaining 1,164 members, in the first week of its launch, the astonishingly fast rate of sign-up highlights the altruistic community spirit of the borough during the pandemic.
This network has now been extended to a crowdfunding programme where residents and businesses, who are in a position to do so, can donate funds to local organisations who are providing support to our most vulnerable community members at this time.
As part of this support, the council has an initial fund of £10,000 designed to support campaigns run by organisations who are providing direct support to vulnerable people in the community during this time of crisis. From this fund of £10,000, pledges of £1000 will be made to the first 10 campaigns to come forward.
Once these campaigns have been created, they will be added to this page and the council will help promote the campaigns to the wider community.