Fund Charlotte Hughes Journalism for 6 months

Charlotte Hughes is a currently a freelance journalist who writes a weekly blog. For years now she has written about and directly helped hundreds of people affected by welfare reforms.

She inspired me to start writing in 2017 and now I find myself wanting to give something back.

Charlotte doesn't get any money for her writing, bar small donations.

I want to transform her situation, give her a bigger platform, and boost her confidence.

The initial plan is to raise £12,500 to give Charlotte a monthly wage of £2000 before tax, this would be £1,627.81 monthly after tax.

The company, Black Isle Journalism Ltd, would contribute 5% to a NEST pension, with Charlotte the minimum 3%, under the Workplace Pension Scheme.

Charlotte will be given free reign to write, transform and design Black Isle Media.

The remaining £500 would be to cover website costs and expenses.

Any profit from ads on Charlotte's articles would be given to her 60/40 split in her favour. This will enable the company to pay NI and PAYE costs.

It is hoped Charlotte would begin on January 2021. All funds will be ring fenced in a separate account with Charlotte able to oversee it and report to people on it's status.

Charlotte has helped so many people over the years, be it via welfare advice, Foodbank parcels or just her writing. It's time we give something back and give her the chance she deserves.


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