The Mayor of London’s projects hit the high streets

A lot has happened since the Mayor of London announced the 20 projects he would pledge to; six have already hit their funding target and the rest are well on their way to joining them. Among the first to hit their goal was Wood Street Walls, that raised £39k from 176 backers to provide an innovative hub for artists across Waltham Forest.

Hello Hoxton and Green Trafalgar Road have also succeeded in drumming up local support to match the Mayor’s donation, and others, such as Good Food Catford andPeckham Coal Line Urban Park are soon to follow!

With more than 80 projects in the Mayor’s hive, London is the first European city to embrace crowdfunding as a tool to unlock community ideas for civic enhancement. 

By |2016-06-09T15:28:01+00:00October 16th, 2015|Funds and Grants on Spacehive, High Streets|

About the Author:

From teaching in the Tanzanian mountains to the digital universe of Spacehive, Aaron has stopped off in a few places along the way. After receiving an MA in Publishing from Oxford Brookes University, she worked for big internationals including Oxford University Press and the International Labour Organization, small but interesting types including Pambazuka Press and Internet Retailing Magazine before heading up the award-winning Looking for her next big adventure she joined Spacehive as their Content Marketing Manager. Here she works the words whether describing the awesome potential of a civic crowdfunded future or outlining the many dazzling features of our grant-making software. She gets to meet the project creators and share their stories as well as working with our partners to ensure they have the material they need to make impact. Outside of work she mentors with The Girls’ Network, solves mysteries and once made jam from the blackberries in her garden of which she is inordinately proud.