853 is creating public interest journalism for Greenwich
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853.london has been reporting on news and issues in Greenwich and south-east London since 2010. I'm proud that well over 100 people now help fund the site. I'd be honoured if you joined them and chipped in a little each month to help pay the bills.

While the traditional local media has abandoned investigative journalism, 853 follows decision-makers and those who influence them to get to the heart of the issues that affect our lives. Its stories have been followed up by both the legacy local press and the regional and national media. 

But all this takes time and effort. Exclusives such as revealing the anti-gay sermons at a church backed by Greenwich Council take time and effort. Even run-of-the-mill tales take a couple of hours to produce - sourcing photos and double-checking documents.

There are also direct financial costs, such as site maintenance, travel to and from events and Land Registry searches. 

I would be hugely grateful if you would consider supporting 853 with a monthly donation, meaning I can continue to work on the site and hopefully expand it to commission other people to write for it. The money will go to the company I have set up, Flyover Media CIC, which then pays me a monthly wage to cover two days on the site.

Everybody who gives some money at the basic tier and above will get occasional mails about what is happening with the site and my plans for the future. 

So, if you like 853, please do your bit to keep local journalism alive in Greenwich and SE London.

Many thanks,

Darryl Chamberlain
editor, 853.london
Tiers
Cub reporter
$3.50 or more per month
Roughly 15 minutes of London Living Wage. You'll be making a regular contribution to public interest journalism in south-east London - thank you! (This works out at about £3.30/month.)
Staff reporter
$7 or more per month
THANK YOU for donating just a little bit more - this is roughly equivalent to half-an-hour at London Living Wage. (It'll work out at about £6.60/month with VAT.)


As a thank-you, I'll try to send you a monthly newsletter highlighting what's been going on in Greenwich and across SE London, and some of the best things other people have done.

(Real-life demands mean I may miss the odd month, but I'll keep trying to give it a go.)

Specialist reporter
$14 or more per month
This monthly donation will pay for 60 minutes' work on 853 - whether that's writing a story, sorting out photos or sitting in a meeting. (It's about £13.20/month with VAT.)


As a thank-you, you'll get the 853 Monthly newsletter (it may not actually be monthly, but I'll give it my best shot).


And if you like, you'll get a credit on the site thanking you. (If you'd like to stay anonymous, that's fine too - I won't add names that have public connections with those in authority.)

Special correspondent
$28 or more per month
This pays for enough time to put together and publish a reasonably straightforward story.


As a thank-you, I'll send you the 853 Monthly newsletter.


And if you like, you'll get a credit on the site thanking you. (If you'd like to stay anonymous, that's fine too.)

(This works out at about £26.40/month after VAT.)

Sponsor the site!
$56 or more per month
Got a business? This covers four hours' work on 853 - a morning or afternoon of research or writing a story, or an evening in a council meeting and then writing a short story.

As a thank-you, you'll also be able to sponsor the site - which gets 30,000+ page views per month - with your company logo/message placed on the right hand side of the desktop site.

I'll also send you the 853 Monthly newsletter.

(This works out at about £52/month after Patreon fees and VAT.)

Goals
78% complete
COUNCILLOR LEVEL: This is roughly equivalent to the basic monthly allowance earned by a backbench Greenwich councillor.

At this point, comments will be opened up on the site. Comments take time to deal with and often detract from the story - and in many ways, social media has stolen some of the best comments.

But they can also highlight new aspects of stories and can be useful in their own right. When donations reach this level, I'll open comments on most stories once again, subject to moderation and a comments policy.
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853.london has been reporting on news and issues in Greenwich and south-east London since 2010. I'm proud that well over 100 people now help fund the site. I'd be honoured if you joined them and chipped in a little each month to help pay the bills.

While the traditional local media has abandoned investigative journalism, 853 follows decision-makers and those who influence them to get to the heart of the issues that affect our lives. Its stories have been followed up by both the legacy local press and the regional and national media. 

But all this takes time and effort. Exclusives such as revealing the anti-gay sermons at a church backed by Greenwich Council take time and effort. Even run-of-the-mill tales take a couple of hours to produce - sourcing photos and double-checking documents.

There are also direct financial costs, such as site maintenance, travel to and from events and Land Registry searches. 

I would be hugely grateful if you would consider supporting 853 with a monthly donation, meaning I can continue to work on the site and hopefully expand it to commission other people to write for it. The money will go to the company I have set up, Flyover Media CIC, which then pays me a monthly wage to cover two days on the site.

Everybody who gives some money at the basic tier and above will get occasional mails about what is happening with the site and my plans for the future. 

So, if you like 853, please do your bit to keep local journalism alive in Greenwich and SE London.

Many thanks,

Darryl Chamberlain
editor, 853.london

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Tiers
Cub reporter
$3.50 or more per month
Roughly 15 minutes of London Living Wage. You'll be making a regular contribution to public interest journalism in south-east London - thank you! (This works out at about £3.30/month.)
Staff reporter
$7 or more per month
THANK YOU for donating just a little bit more - this is roughly equivalent to half-an-hour at London Living Wage. (It'll work out at about £6.60/month with VAT.)


As a thank-you, I'll try to send you a monthly newsletter highlighting what's been going on in Greenwich and across SE London, and some of the best things other people have done.

(Real-life demands mean I may miss the odd month, but I'll keep trying to give it a go.)

Specialist reporter
$14 or more per month
This monthly donation will pay for 60 minutes' work on 853 - whether that's writing a story, sorting out photos or sitting in a meeting. (It's about £13.20/month with VAT.)


As a thank-you, you'll get the 853 Monthly newsletter (it may not actually be monthly, but I'll give it my best shot).


And if you like, you'll get a credit on the site thanking you. (If you'd like to stay anonymous, that's fine too - I won't add names that have public connections with those in authority.)

Special correspondent
$28 or more per month
This pays for enough time to put together and publish a reasonably straightforward story.


As a thank-you, I'll send you the 853 Monthly newsletter.


And if you like, you'll get a credit on the site thanking you. (If you'd like to stay anonymous, that's fine too.)

(This works out at about £26.40/month after VAT.)

Sponsor the site!
$56 or more per month
Got a business? This covers four hours' work on 853 - a morning or afternoon of research or writing a story, or an evening in a council meeting and then writing a short story.

As a thank-you, you'll also be able to sponsor the site - which gets 30,000+ page views per month - with your company logo/message placed on the right hand side of the desktop site.

I'll also send you the 853 Monthly newsletter.

(This works out at about £52/month after Patreon fees and VAT.)