Generation Rent has raised enough money to keep campaigning for private renters across the UK, amassing nearly £18,000 in donations.
A month ago our future looked very bleak, with no guarantee that we would be able to survive past September. The team here has thrown everything we had at fundraising and we have been humbled by the response.
Since we launched our emergency crowdfunding campaign at the end of July, 371 people have donated a total of £17,982. With our grant from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust of £45,500, these funds allow us to continue our work in London and nationally with a team of two: director Betsy Dillner and communications manager Dan Wilson Craw.
It is an incredible feeling to see the number of people and organisations with the confidence in us to donate to keep us in existence. We now have a big task to keep representing the growing private renter population and we will continue to rely on people power for our success.
The organisation's priorities now are campaigning on rent control in the run-up to the London mayoral election, a national focus on reforming protections for renters and improving regulation of landlords, and developing sustainable sources of funding for the organisation.
The crowdfunding campaign was hosted by People’s Republic, who waived their fees.