The Joe Strummer Foundation, formerly ‘Strummerville’ aims to continue the great work of Strummerville, building on existing partnerships and projects and embarking on brand new ones. We are more than excited about what the future may bring and the decision to move from Strummerville to The Joe Strummer Foundation was not one that was taken lightly.
There are a few reasons for doing this, one of them being a legal requirement as a result of the Strummer of Love festival. Although a huge success in terms of cultural and social significance it brought a heavy financial burden on the charity.
In the 11 years Strummerville has been in existence our aims and objectives have changed as have the needs of the projects we support. We have new visions, missions and objectives and to make it work we had to reconfigure everything; closing Strummerville was the only real option left for us - now we can move forward with the projects we would love to support, without any legal obstruction.