A new way of funding civic spaces
The Mayor’s crowdfunding programme invites local community groups – from resident and trader associations to collectives and businesses – to pitch ideas on how to make their local area better places to visit, live and do business using Spacehive. They add their projects to the site and used social media to build support and enthusiasm for their ideas, amassing pledges from the community to achieve their funding target.
The Mayor pledges up to £50,000 to selected projects based on the quality of the idea, its potential impact, and strength of local support. City Hall’s regeneration team are also on hand to advise projects on delivery and make useful connections.