Donate and Support Us

Do you think what we are doing is helping the community and you want to encourage us to do more?

Your help means we can spend more time researching stories, talking to contacts, sitting through meetings and writing stories. Any money given will support community and public interest news and the expansion of our coverage in this area.

Support us, help us to expand: subscribe to CJI with a monthly donation.

How to give

At any time, you know where you are by going to our donation platform (where you can suspend or adjust your donations up or down).

Why do you donate

Clapham Junction Insider (CJI) is your local news media for Clapham Junction, Battersea, Wandsworth and around.

CJI (formerly known as the CJAG website) has been publishing local news for over 14 years and remains committed to providing information about the local community and engaging in public interest journalism.

We want to properly inform local residents of changes in the neighbourhood and to ensure that everyone is aware of what is happening.

We have always been dedicated to these endeavours and have no intention of changing. In fact, we would like to expand our efforts further.

Until recently, all the stories, analyses, and reports published have been made possible with the invaluable help of many volunteers. However, it requires a significant amount of time and effort, and we are frustrated that we cannot do more. There are numerous topics we would like to cover, but we require financial resources to provide regular information.

How much has been collected so far

Monthly amount needed to make it sustainable:

Where does the money go

When you donate, it allows us to:

✍️ Fund reliable and high-quality articles. Each article often takes more than 4 hours, sometimes much longer, as it requires various sources and contacts. Occasionally, it takes several days (such as the one in this newsletter). Without funding, we cannot dedicate the necessary time.

⏱️ Allocate more time for extensive research, sifting through reports (for example, the Local Plan is 484 pages… fortunately, not all documents are of the same length) and cross-referencing multiple sources, contacting them, etc.

🔎 Allow CJI to maintain its independence in addressing all subjects without conflicts of interest.

💻 Finance the IT expertise necessary to update our website and develop our video skills to produce more content.

💰 Cover material costs, expenses, and compensate some of the help we receive.

All the money goes to Habilis-Digital Ltd, the digital agency that runs this site, to pay running costs, freelance, material and services, and invest in future projects. Habilis-Digital Ltd is a company owned by Cyril Richert, editor of this site.

Can’t donate? You can still help – please spread the word by following the site on Twitter, on Instagram, on Facebook, on Thread and sharing our stories with friends and neighbours.

Thank you for reading – and supporting – this website.