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£8,328
raised of £10,000 target by 345 supporters

    Weʼve raised £8,328 to support Classics and Ancient Mediterranean students, PGRs and ECRs through microgrants.

    Funded on Wednesday, 26th May 2021

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    We are Sportula Europe, a mutual aid network of Classics and Classics-adjacent graduate students and early careers researchers that are committed to ensuring that students from working-class and historically exploited and oppressed communities do not fall through the cracks left by more traditional scholarship and funding schemes. We will provide microgrants of up to £100 on the basis of solidarity, no questions asked, to those who need it, centring the needs of students who are POCs, from lower income backgrounds, LGBTQ+ folx, and disabled people.

    We will be using the JustGiving page to share updates about the campaign, and related posts from Sportula Europe members about the crossroads of classics, justice, and equity. You can follow us on Twitter [https://twitter.com/SportulaEurope] or Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/SportulaEurope], visit our Wordpress [sportulaeurope.wordpress.com], and email [sportula.europe at gmail.com] to request a microgrant. Thank you so much for supporting us in making the ancient world available to all!

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    • Sportula Europe2 years ago
      Sportula Europe

      Sportula Europe

      2 years ago

      In the year since we launched, thanks to your generosity, we raised £8,328 via JustGiving and were able to distribute 82 microgrants to classicists in the UK and Europe. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all our donors, however much you have been able to contribute. Due to some technical difficulties with JustGiving, we have had to create a separate page for our second year of crowdfunding. We would really appreciate it if you could transfer any regular donations to https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/sportula-europe-year-2

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    • Sportula Europe2 years ago
      Sportula Europe

      Sportula Europe

      2 years ago

      A quick update for everyone who has donated to us here on JustGiving, for which we are very very grateful! In approximately three weeks' time, we mark six months since our launch, and we'd love to reach our target of £5000 by that point, so please spread the word! On Twitter, we have been curating a list of short biographies for Black scholars in honour of Black History Month in the UK (see our pinned tweet, @SportulaEurope); we have also launched a Q&A initiative under the hashtag #NewInAntiquity. See Twitter for more details of these & more!

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    • Sportula Europe3 years ago
      Sportula Europe

      Sportula Europe

      3 years ago

      It's been just over three weeks since we launched, and we've already reached our initial target of £1000. Thank you for giving generously to help us reach this goal! We've already started giving out our first microgrants, and will be distributing more next week as funds are processed and enter our account. Today, we have also launched our website - sportulaeurope.wordpress.com - with information on how to donate, request microgrants and get in touch. Over the coming weeks, we hope to update with blog posts, recommended reading and much more!

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    3 years ago

    Sportula Europe started crowdfunding

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    345

    • Jenny Bryan

      Jenny Bryan

      May 21, 2021

      You are doing great work!

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 18, 2021

      You guys do incredible work - very happy to contribute to the cause!

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 16, 2021

      After that mess on the listserv. As grateful as ever for the great work you do.

    • Roy Gibson

      Roy Gibson

      May 15, 2021

    • Dr Rebecca Usherwood and NUIG Classics Society

      Dr Rebecca Usherwood and NUIG Classics Society

      May 6, 2021

      Keep up the amazing work - helping out so many people in the field!

      £120.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 6, 2021

    • J. T. Wolfenden

      J. T. Wolfenden

      May 6, 2021

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    Sportula Europe

    Sportula Europe

    Sportula Europe, the European (including the UK) counterpart to Sportula US, is a mutual aid network of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean PGs and ECRs, offering microgrants to others in the field. In this current situation this is an urgent necessity. Solidarity, not charity!

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