By exploring past experiences, On the Record helps reimagine what’s possible in the present and future. Our projects unite people from different generations and walks of life; working together, we learn from each other, connecting ‘what has happened’ with ‘what could be’.
We’re a not-for-profit organisation guided by co-operative principles, co-founded by Rosa Schling and Laura Mitchison in 2012. Together with hundreds of volunteers, we’ve created numerous innovative projects capturing the capital’s untold stories.
COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the grant funding available to On the Record, as well as reducing the demand for our consultancy work and other services.
If you like what we do and you’d like to help secure our future, please consider supporting our work.
By giving us a one-off donation, or by donating £5+ a month as a Friend of On the Record, your generosity could help us become financially self-sufficient and sustainable. We would be able to continue:
- offering support to marginalised people to record their stories;
- ensuring access for oral history narrators experiencing digital exclusion;
- providing opportunities for volunteers from underrepresented backgrounds aiming for careers in the arts;
- giving free advice to community groups, increasing diversity in the public realm;
- maintaining and preserving a decade’s worth of our work, by assuring the continuity of our online archives and appropriate storage of our audio recordings, books, exhibitions and artworks;
- sharing our insights and the lived experiences of our oral history narrators with health, care and public policy professionals to help shape current and future healthcare and public services.