Crowdfunding Christmas 2013

Talk of Yuletide may feel premature with temperatures still in the teens but Santa comes early to Spacehive. Savvy towns are warding off Scrooge by crowdfunding the cost of keeping the Christmas lights on this festive season.

What better way of bringing local people, businesses and the council together than adorning the town with some festive getup? We love it.

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Ripon wards off Grinch by crowdfunding £9,581 of Christmas cheer. The North Yorkshire town is first off the festive blocks with a successful £9,581 campaign to keep the lights on this year after 40 local people and organisations chipped in to make the town sparkle.

Council in festive pact. Christmas cheer is hanging in the balance this year as the Stalybridge Town Team races to reach the £2,757 target needed to make the town twinkle this year. Fortunately the council have offered to match what the crowd raise so a heartwarming ending is in sight.

More sparkle please. Folkstone already has a set of Christmas lights ready to crack out. But the town wants to get extra festive this year. This crowdfunding campaign – which is uniting everyone from local people, retailers and the council – will double the amount of sparkle in the sky above shoppers.

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By |2019-01-02T16:00:14+00:00October 24th, 2013|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 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.