Save The Cause

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Save The Cause

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Project by Stuart Glen

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Support & save 'The Cause' - London's community led , DIY, underground club, and help us survive the pandemic.

New stretch target

We are absolutely buzzing from everyone's contributions and support. We can't wait to get back on the dancefloor with you all.

We had big plans for 2020 and have set a stretch target to help us deliver what we intended to this year!

With these extra funds we will strike back with a BANG. In February this year, we quietly expanded into the next warehouse unit and were in the process of building a huge new room 'The Theatre' to take The Cause to a whole new level.

The yard in front of this space also stretches onto ours, presenting us with a large outdoor area, perfect for al-fresco socially distanced fun whilst the indoors has many, many possibilities. 

The bottom line is an increase in capacity, either indoor or outdoors, so whatever the Government rules are on reducing numbers, if we can operate across this space too, we will have the biggest chance of survival. 

Before the pandemic we invested over £25K and were expecting cash-flow from the last few months to fund finishing it.However, we are now in a catch 22. We either give this up and back to our landlord, spending money we don't have to reinstate any changes, or we plough on and finish what we have started.

We are confident this extra boost will help us complete the work and develop the entire outside area into a much nicer space to relax in. We have some great ideas we can't wait to unveil!

Rest assured - we have not given up our mission.

Whilst we do feel a little awkward fundraising for ourselves during these strange times, it is essential we get back on our feet in order to leverage our club to help others. If we return stronger than ever, we will maximise how we do this, all fully revitalised by our wonderful community. 

We won't forget this, have faith x


The Cause is a 100% independent DIY dance music space for London that has helped raise over £100K for charity since opening in April 2018, yet forced to suddenly close due to Covid-19.

Due to the pandemic, we are under intense financial pressure to survive and adapt our operation. Whilst we aim to open as soon as possible, we aren't confident in resuming usual service until much, much later in the year, with many unknown obstacles to come.

Sadly, without your help, we are at risk of being insolvent and need YOUR help to ensure we strike back!

'THE CAUSE IS THE COMMUNITY-DRIVEN NIGHTCLUB LONDON NEEDS RIGHT NOW' - DJ Mag, Oct 2018

Aside from an initial Crowdfunder (just over £4K was received), it was a labour of love, built on personal savings, an unrivalled commitment to a proper underground venue and an unrelenting network of oddball friends driven to success.

Initially intended as a 200 capacity club, within 12 months it was regularly throwing 16 hour indoor & outdoor parties across six rooms. The likes of Jamie xx, Four Tet, Derrick May, Gerd Janson, Apollonia, Ellen Allien. Nicolas Lutz, Saoirse & Shanti Celeste all played alongside homegrown talent, often in aid of charity.

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Our fundraising efforts appeared on prime-time ITV News, The Independent, NME, LadBible, Mixmag and much more, whilst earning us an award for ‘Innovation & Excellence’ at DJ Mag’s Best of British Awards this year.

This summer, we we're about to step things up a level with both a brand new room doubling the size of our club for bigger shows as well as open a separate summer club in a second building we accidentally took on (read how HERE). This has left us with large losses and minimal financial resources to continue.

Sadly our entire industry has stopped dead due to Covid-19, leaving us with ongoing bills and an empty club. 

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO OPERATE IN A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD

We are positive that this pandemic can be overcome. By hook or by crook we will dance again but we need YOUR help. 

We're aiming to raise £20K to pay our overheads, accruing debts and staff to help set up new initiatives, staying active and adapt for all eventualities of re-opening.

We are expecting a long climb back to operating at full capacity, with increased safety measures, capacity restrictions, market changes and many curve-balls thrown at us, ultimately at a huge financial cost.

EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER-LINING 

As you are probably aware, our current home has always been intended for demolition and redevelopment. However, this pandemic is affecting all industries and we’ve already received notification from we can stay in our current building well into 2021 and we’re anticipating even longer still.

HELP US BY DONATING & PURCHASING REWARDS

Even small amounts add up, so whatever you can afford will help us strike back!

If you have appreciated our impact on London nightlife, a donation would be very welcome, but a purchase of any of the rewards will really help our cash-flow too, with many to be redeemed as soon as we open.

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DONATE REWARDS FOR OUR CROWD-FUNDER

The likes of internationally renowned artist Wolfgang Tillmans, The London DJ School & more have kindly reached out to offer rewards already.

If you care about our future and would like to offer anything of value that we can add to our reward list too, then please get in touch and email info@supportthecause.co.uk

FUND-RAISE FOR US

We are welcoming sub-fundraisers from promoters, party people and anyone else to help multiply and accelerate our fundraising. Anything we can do to facilitate them we will help wherever we can.

Please email info@supportthecause.co.uk if interested. 

SHARE & SPREAD THE WORD

Please help our cause travel further. It's a team effort!

REWARDS

'SOCIAL DANCING SAVES LIVES' T-SHIRTS

Screen printed onto Gildan Hammer Heavyweight t-shirts. Our latest Cause logo will be on the front, with this unique design on the back.

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2020 SOLIDARITY POSTER BY BETWEEN BRIDGES

Show solidarity! Artists' posters to help struggling arts venues.

2020 Solidarity is a Between Bridges project initiated by Wolfgang Tillmans aimed at helping cultural and music venues, community projects, independent spaces & publications that are threatened by the current crisis. 


Click HERE to find out more.

Over fifty international artists have created one poster each that can be offered by arts organisations that are struggling as a result of the pandemic. 

We have selected 5 of these prints from renowned artists to choose from. Designs are below:

Jeff Koons - Colored Balls 2019

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Stefan Fähler Kiss Me 2020

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Spyros Rennt - The Arm Over His Shoulder 2020

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Glenn Ligon - With Hope 2017

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Henrik Olesen - Gay Map Of Berlin 2019

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