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Transform your city with the Mayor of London’s Crowdfunding Programme

We’ve seen pop-up art galleries in Twickenham and healthy eating initiatives in Catford. We’ve even had coal lines being re-imagined as parkland. Now with today’s launch of the third round of the Mayor’s Crowdfunding Programme there is up to £730,000 available for distinctive, innovative and awesome ideas that will improve local areas.

Join us at City Hall on the 10th of March at the launch event of the Mayor of London’s £730K initiative

Last year Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, pledged £600,000 to 37 local projects on Spacehive. With the launch of a new round of funding he stated: “This is a unique opportunity; I want to empower Londoners to come together and make a big difference in their community, by pitching great ideas that matter to them. I want to see innovative solutions to local issues and projects that are clearly rooted in the character of local places.”

So if you are an organisation – community group, business improvement district, charity or school – this is your chance to pitch ideas for crowdfunded projects which support and improve your local area.

Your project could make the area unique and interesting to visit. Or attract people to the space and encourage them to eat, drink and shop in local businesses. It could provide opportunities for employment or encourage new businesses to start up. Or it could add vibrancy through live events, markets and festivals.

If you’re a local group with a great idea, then come along to find out how you could receive a pledge from the Mayor of up to £20,000 to support your crowdfunding campaign on Spacehive.

For businesses, it’s an opportunity to discover how you can use this initiative to back projects that matter to you whilst making the city better for everyone.

You’ll be joining a growing number of organisations – including BT, Barclays, GLL, Hyde and Keatons – embracing civic crowdfunding by co-funding projects, or offering their skills or in-kind contributions.

Chris Gourlay, Founder of Spacehive, said; “A community coming together around a successful campaign is incredibly powerful. You will meet new people, build new relationships and find the skills to get things done that you never thought possible. A pledge from the Mayor will really help you on your way, and there are many more people and companies who will want to be a part of a great idea.”

Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of this amazing initiative. Find out more on the Mayor’s Spacehive page and come to the City Hall to see how you can play your part.

 

By |March 1st, 2016|Cities, Crowdfunding Tips|

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 eSeller.net.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.