Renting has doubled in the past decade but there is still no protection from high rents, short tenancies and squalid properties. For the past year and a half Generation Rent has been organising renters and giving them a voice in the media and in politics.
Generation Rent needs your help. We unexpectedly have only two months of funding left. There is a real danger that the campaign will simply vanish, and with it the national voice of private renters in the media and political debate.
We are working hard to secure new sources of long term funding, but this will take months and we need your help now. We need to raise £60,000 by 31 August. These funds would allow us to continue our work empowering renters to put pressure on Parliament, the London mayoral candidates and local councils while applying for grants and building a sustainable organisation.
Please donate just £20 – or what you can afford – on our crowdfunding site, People’s Republic, who are kindly waiving their fees because they like us so much.Read more
Read morePollyanna from Generation Rent, spoke with the Manchester Friends of the Earth Volunteer group about her work and the history of the organisation.Generation Rent is a tenants rights organisation that works on the basis that decent housing is a fundamental human right and is one is not being met in the UK under the current government.