Become a supporter
This is a make or break year for us. Unfortunately, a few years ago our income dropped suddenly after one of our key sponsors had to cut a regular donation they had been giving us for many years. Since then we have been relying on our reserves to keep us going. However we only have one year of reserves left before we hit the bottom line of our reserves policy.
We need another £220 a month to break even. We are looking for new supporters to give a regular monthly donation to help us meet our deficit, so we can continue the important work we do. We are a very small organisation, with super low running costs, and a monthly donation of even £2 would make a really big difference to our financial health.
Regular donations from local people make a really big impact to our financial security, and gives us the autonomy and certainty to organise big things in Leeds. It means we are able to avoid spending our limited time searching for restrictive grant money, that is increasingly hard to come by.
We keep a small list of all the people who support us, so that once a year we send out a card and update on how we’ve been using your money. We would love to include you. If you feel able, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0113 373 1752 with your name, postal address, email and phone number. Of course we won’t be offended if you’d prefer not to receive this update.
How we use your donations
Tidal is a local movement building organisation, made up of 1 co-ordinator working 2 days a week, 8 board members, 2 freelance workers working 1 day a week, and several dedicated volunteers. Here is a breakdown of how our coordinator time is spent:
How we are funded
The majority of our £10K annual income comes from regular givers and one-off donations, which covers some of our core running costs.
We also receive grant funding for specific projects such as our big gatherings, trainings and the Leeds for Change online-hub. We are extremely grateful to have received support in recent years from the following organisations: