Backing Bella 2024

Yesterday we laid out some of our themes for the year ahead (Spring 2024: Bella re-Boot) – today we are launching a crowdfund to try and gather some resources to pay for, specifically, freelance writers.

As we say here:

“We have no big-backers, remain ad-free and don’t hide behind a paywall. We set our own agenda and provide analysis that’s free from commercial and political influence. We are aiming to raise funds to support our freelance contributors, expanding our platform of writers and artists. We will also pay for more secure hosting so that the website is defended against attacks and easy to access on all platforms.”

Over the past 17 years we have published hundreds of writers including: Afua Hirsch, Amna Saleem, Neal Ascherson, Arusa Qureshi, Irvine Welsh, Dougald Hine, Christopher Silver, Jay Griffiths, Jen Stout, Peter Geoghegan, Katie Gallogly-Swan, George Gunn, Iain MacKinnon, Alec Finlay, Wilson McLeod, Darren McGarvey, Douglas Robertson, Kathleen Jamie, Alastair McIntosh, Dougie Strang, Peter Arnott, Pat Kane, Rona Dhòmhnallach, AL Kennedy, Jim Monaghan, Adam Ramsay, Hannah Lavery, Gerry Hassan, Layla-Roxanne Hill, Scott Hames, Raman Mundair, Rory Scothorne and many many others.

Our open journalism is supported only by readers like you.

You can give whatever you like. We know times are hard so even the smallest amount is greatly appreciated.


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  1. Derek Thomson says:

    Done with thanks Mike.

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