to Re-Open The Black Cap
Your donations will help us bring
the pub back to life.
A Reminder of the basics:
- The Black Cap has forcibly been closed
for the sake of a few new luxury
apartments or worse.
- A venue that was packed to capacity 9
times out of 10. Would you close a
successful and profitable venue? …No?
Neither would we.
Especially when The Black Cap one of the cornerstones of London’s LGBTQ
community with such a rich history spanning all the way back to the 1800s.
London’s creative venues are closing rapidly – but you can help! If we stand
united, we will win.
What we are doing
BCF has set three core goals that will ensure it remains focused on achieving its immediate Mission to re-open and make the venue
GOAL 1 – CAMPAIGNING, PR & EVENTS
GOAL 2 – FUNDRAISING & INCOME GENERATION
GOAL 3 – HIGH QUALITY, SAFE & FINANCIALLY SUSTAINABLE
Your donation will cover:
- Raising capital to cover a part stake in pub with the ‘right’ pub operator
- Run #WeAreTheBlackCap events. Let’s keep artists and pub in view
- Reach out to figures in the LGBTQ Community for donations and support
- Provide a shareholding scheme to give The Black Cap Supporters their own stake in this historical pub (details to follow)
How YOU can HELP
At present we really need cash to pay for legal work, surveys, reachout campaigns and to kick starting events. Then our major fundraising work comes into place.
Where your money goes
As the campaign gets going we will need money to pay for:
- Valuation survey
- Structural survey
- Running campaigns – see site for details
- Shareholder scheme
- An application for Heritage England Listing
- Business and Professional advice
- Plans and Documents Legal fees
- Compliance with FCA and other regulatory bodies
The Small Print:
This campaign is run by Black Cap Foundation. Donations are via PayPal, your receipt will refer to the Black Cap Foundation. Registered charity status is applied for by Camden LGBT Forum and others. Please contact Nigel Harris on 07791 385 366 or Chris Clark on 07952 2691 327 for more information.
We need to raise
EVERY PENNY YOU GIVE HELPS THE BLACK CAP FOUNDATION KEEP OUR PUB PROTECTED FROM THE DEVELOPERS, AND ENABLES THE LGBT+ COMMUNITY TO HAVE A STAKE IN ONE OF ITS OWN VENUES AS WELL AS ENSURING THE BLACK CAP’S LONG TERM FUTURE
YES! I will donate:
a single payment of (select one)
a regular monthly payment of
£enter monthly amount
(cancellable at any time)
This is so important! I feel so passionately about this and deeply saddened by the current fate of not only an iconic, historically important venue but a place of safety for many and a place where I personally have made many a truefriend.’ We can’t allow such valuable institutions to disappear like dominoes.
While it wasn’t a community centre, there were groups within the LGBT community that depended on it and met there regularly. I saw gay footballer groups, MMC church group, Opening Doors, etc. These groups need a local LGBT-friendly space to let their hair down. It also created a loyal community of its own of staff, performers and punters; we ARE a community.
Rob Eagle Patrick
When I moved to London, it was one of my first times in a big city and I’d never really explored gay life. I was living on Parkway so once I discovered the Black Cap, for about 3 years I was there nearly every night. New found confidence with my sexuality, I went on to work at G-A-Y, Heaven, Fire, Hidden, The Den, Ghetto and get involved with lots of other aspects of the LGBT community that weren’t nightclub based. I often wonder if I would have ever got so involved in community work if it wasn’t for those formative years of having a local pub that I could call home.