About Z2K

We address poverty in London caused by unfairness in the legal, welfare benefits & housing systems.


To make a more just society by helping vulnerable individuals enforce their rights and by achieving lasting change to lives, policies and perceptions.

Mission Statement

To help vulnerable Londoners facing poverty and debt by providing individual advice and support, championing individual rights and working with others to try to create a more just society.



Z2K founder Reverend Paul Nicolson

Z2K was started as a volunteer organisation in early 1990s by a group of concerned Christians who refused to pay the poll tax on the grounds it was unjust. The volunteers helped other poll tax defaulters as McKenzie Friends. This spread to work with vulnerable debtors. In 1997 Z2K was registered as a charity and the Reverend Paul Nicolson ran it as a volunteer until 2007 when funds were raised to set up an office and to employ staff.

Today we help over 1,000 clients annually with a variety of debt and benefit related problems. You can read more about our work here, meet our staff here and see our help and advice section here.