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£31,331raised of £30,000 target by 845 supporters

    Weʼve raised £31,331 to set up a Community Benefit Society - the first step towards a community buy-out of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern.

    Location
    London, United Kingdom
    Category
    LGBT+
    Time left
    Funded on Saturday, 4th March 2017

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    Story

    This Fighting Fund will help the RVT Future campaign move towards community ownership of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern.

    Over the last two years, the RVT Future campaign has secured a quadruple-lock of planning certification for the Tavern including Asset of Community Value status and Grade II listing. But it’s not enough. Given London’s stratospheric property market, the RVT will be under threat as long as it's in private ownership.

    So the next step of our campaign to ensure a thriving future for the Royal Vauxhall Tavern is our most ambitious yet - protecting this iconic space for future generations of LGBTQ+ people by undertaking the UK’s biggest ever community buy-out.

    UPDATE 21/02/17: THANK YOU. As you can see, we’ve reached our £30K target - 12 days sooner than expected!

    We can now move to the next phase of the campaign - raising the funds to actually buy the Tavern as a community. But we still need your money! Please keep giving on this page. If you wish to donate more than £250 please contact us directly at hello@rvt.community as we will look to ensure (with your permission) that those donations are structured as an investment securing you share(s) in the organisation.

    Here’s how we’ll spend this and any further money donated:
    -Specialist consultancy from a Community Shares Standard Mark accredited practitioner
    -Project manager / administrator
    -Building survey / valuation
    -Legal fees
    -Communications
    -Website and technology

    We want to make the RVT Community Benefit Society a model of best practice, as well as ensuring that we seek value for money in everything we do with the funds you have donated, or will invest. We will run the organisation transparently and accountably and will publish financial statements back to you, the community, on a quarterly basis.
    As we’ve already stated, should our plan not succeed any unspent funds will be given to LGBTQ+ charities after consultation with the community.

    Buckle up - the buy-out is ON!

    Updates

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    • Fiona Blair8 months ago
      Fiona Blair

      Fiona Blair

      8 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you for your donation to RVT Future’s Fighting Fund. We’re so grateful for your support. IMPORTANT: So that we can keep you updated on our campaign’s progress and how we’re spending your money please sign up to receive email updates from us via http://www.rvt.community/contact/ Unless you do this you won’t hear from us as JustGiving only allow us to send one final message. We have just published our first financial report - see it here: http://www.rvt.community/may-update-and-campaign-finance-report/

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    • Fiona Blair8 months ago
      Fiona Blair

      Fiona Blair

      8 months ago

      THANK YOU. As you can see, we’ve reached our £30K target - and 12 days sooner than expected! Read more in our Story, above. TL;DR - the UK’s biggest community fundraiser is ON and we couldn’t have done it without your support. From everyone at RVT Future - thank you, and we hope to make you proud as we move to the next stage of our campaign... Please take our community survey if you haven't already, and shape the future RVT: http://www.rvt.community/community-ownership-we-want-to-hear-from-you/

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    • Fiona Blair8 months ago
      Fiona Blair

      Fiona Blair

      8 months ago

      Thank you so much - all seven hundred and ninety of you - your are the best! We go forward now knowing you have backed us and will do our best now to get the right things in place to climb the mountain to buy this pub and keep faith with its history and secure its future. xx

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    • Fiona Blair9 months ago
      Fiona Blair

      Fiona Blair

      9 months ago

      Thanks everyone for getting us off to a flying start! Let your firends know - don't be shy - you've done a really good thing! Hopefully by Monday we will have raised the cash needed for the next step!

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    9 months ago

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    Supporters

    845

    • Mart

      Mart

      Mar 3, 2017

      Brilliant idea. People standing up to keep this very special place open as RVT !

      £10.00

    • Barry Snelgrove

      Barry Snelgrove

      Mar 3, 2017

      The Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Justice Richard Heaton ( my big boss) has been involved in this and I'm active in LGBT 🏳️‍🌈 at MOJ so happy to be involved . Call if I can help 07545 373679

      £30.00

    • Robert Salt

      Robert Salt

      Feb 27, 2017

      Fond Duckie memories at the RVT - long may it continue!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 27, 2017

    • Victoria Kahl

      Victoria Kahl

      Feb 27, 2017

      £10.00

    • Jamie Crabb

      Jamie Crabb

      Feb 24, 2017

      Well done - this is a great campaign! Long live RVT!

      £20.00

    • Paul Hunter

      Paul Hunter

      Feb 22, 2017

      £10.00

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    The RVT Future campaign, made up of Tavern performers, promoters and regulars, is fighting to secure the future of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern as an LGBTQ+ pub and queer performance space.

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