Scope and Content

Between c1967 and c1971, Mothers in Action was reliant on donations and members' subscriptions. In order to raise more income events such as wine and cheese evenings were held.

Between 1969 and 1970 there was a specific campaign to raise funds for a duplicator and for the printing of Robert Holman's report, 'Unsupported Mothers and the care of their children' [copy available 5MIA/10/06]. MIA could not obtain charitable status because of its political nature and therefore could only seek donations for specified purposes.

Jan-Jun 1972, there was a shop at 91 Burghley Road NW5. This was set up as a trial to see whether if it was a viable means of fundraising and closed at the end of the six-month lease having made a loss. No specific records relating to this are present in the collection. Further information can be found in the 1971-1972 minutes.

Support was given to MIA by the Joseph Rowntree Social Services Trust in the form of office space (Munro House, c1972-?1977) and a grant of £2000 between c1972 and [?] Mar 1976. A further grant was sought in 1973.