Did you know we support charities and not for profits that carry out positive and meaningful work, by offering free venue hire for events and fundraising purposes?
If you’re a local charity or community group and want to use our venue for fundraising or an event then please get in touch.
Faith In Strangers support the local community, charities and projects that align with our ethos but might not have the budget to use the venue and facilities. We offer the venue, facilities and often our own time, where possible, to help projects come to fruition.
Even before Faith In Strangers has reached financial sustainability, it has managed to support various local charitable and not for profit organisations in their endeavours. Projects we have helped or donated to are;
Power Of Women
Faith In Strangers donated funds to support their cultural programme, in addition to supporting and hosting the POW online festival which was filmed, edited and broadcast from within the venue.
POW! Thanet was founded by local freelance arts manager, Christina Clark-McQuaid in November 2015, with the first festival taking place in March 2016.
POW! organises and facilitates community projects throughout the year, as well as an annual festival which coincides with International Women’s Day on 8th March. POW! operates across the three main towns of Thanet - Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs - with the goals of encouraging community involvement in local arts and cultural activities, and profiling the work of local female artists.
Our Kitchen Fundraiser
We made donations to Our Kitchen / Our Music fundraiser to pay for the cultural activity. Faith In Strangers helped to produce and stream an online music event from within the venue using our broadcast facilities generating funds for Our Kitchen via online ticket sales.
Our Kitchen helps people in Thanet who are struggling to get a healthy, nutritious diet. Over 27% of Thanet’s children live in poverty, yet food becomes an issue that is often overlooked. People who visit get good quality foods at about 40% of the normal supermarket cost, customers leave with a sense of dignity as well as a full shopping bag. Our Kitchen also helps with this with Meal Kits and Recipe Cards via its shops in Margate and Ramsgate.
For more, visit Our Kitchen On The Isle Of Thanet
Stretch Art Gallery
Stretch present and celebrate art created by people serving prison sentences. We donated free use of Faith In Strangers' venue to present their project to the local community.
Stretch facilitate confidence and lifeskills through the creative arts, access to culture and new technology. Stretch delivers a variety of innovative and bespoke projects, enhancing the rehabilitation and education of marginalized communities. We strongly believe in the benefits of cultural education in engaging into society those that have suffered social exclusion and fallen through the welfare net.
Red Tent for Tree Sisters
Free of venue and facilities for local women only event in support of the Tree Sisters charity.
Raspberry Jams are independently organised community events for people to come together to learn about digital making with Raspberry Pi . Jam events come in all shapes and sizes: workshops for beginners, drop-in sessions to work on your own projects, show-and-tell, talks, and more. A Jam is a meeting of all kinds of people: some will be new to physical computing, and some will have plenty of experience that they are happy to share. Jams are welcoming events where you’ll meet and learn from like-minded people in a friendly environment.
Faith In Strangers , Margate's newest workspace and venue, is our magnificent host this year and many thanks to them for supporting this free community event. Come on over for the whole day or just drop in for 15 minutes and be inspired by the most accessible yet useful technology of recent times or code up an Insta-build City in Minecraft.
Donated to the Save Resort Studios cause.
Changing Minds Kent
Donated to the for free school meals for children appeal by Changing Minds Kent, charity.
Margate Books For Change
Donated to the campaign to provide diverse books to every Margate primary school. Sourced through
Pie Factory Music
Donated to a campaign.
Pie Factory Music is a charity set up to provide free accessible music and related arts workshops for young people across East Kent. These are primarily but not exclusively for people aged between 0 – 25 years.
Donated to the crowdfund — check here
Mushrooms are a high-value, nutritious, sought-after crop, which can be eaten fresh or preserved. We will establish a mushroom farm in shipping containers, that can produce crops in 5 weeks, all year round. Harvests will be given to home-based micro-businesses for processing, for sale in farm & veg shops in Kent — which in turn improves local food security and reduces carbon footprint. Some ways to process mushrooms are: Freezing, Drying, Pickling & Fermenting, Pâté & Burgers, Jerky, Crisps, Coffee, Tinctures.
This project will create a network of home-based micro-businesses allowing people to earn, develop skills, pride and the satisfaction of seeing the results of your own handiwork for sale in your own area.
Regular donors to the charity lead by a Margate resident, which aims to enable people to easily offset their environmental impact.