While the pandemic has put a huge financial strain on Open Barbers, collectively you have responded to this crisis with generosity, belief in our project, hard work, and creativity over the past 12 months – we cannot thank you enough!
As a result of your kindness, we have been able to raise enough money to subsidise almost all of our predicted losses for 2021, which is an enormous achievement! See here our fundraising successes over the past month:
£9,560 raised from our Crowdfunder appeal
£1,220 raised through profit shares listed on our birthday webpage
£1,069 raised from the Bar Wotever birthday party
£11,849 grand total raised from our birthday fundraiser appeal!! Woo hoo!!
As if that wasn’t exciting enough, we’re delighted to announce even more good news:
We have been awarded £29,125 from the London Community Response Fund administered by City Bridge Trust – the City of London Corporation’s charity funder. We owe enormous thanks to some fantastic volunteers who helped us to write this funding bid. The grant will cover some of our core costs for the year ahead, enabling us to stick to our pay what you can, sliding scale pricing policy!
Thank you beloved community – you are everything!!