Future Cities Catapult: Crowdfunding local places – a definitive guide for local authorities

Local government is having to transform how it delivers, doing more with less. Civic crowdfunding offers an alternative model, one in which we believe can offer huge gains for Cities and Citizens alike. Future Cities Catapult, Spacehive and KPMG have worked together to develop two pilots in two cities with key partners and funders.

The pilots are up and running with ‘Our Manchester’ well underway and ‘Make Hull’ going live to coincide with the city’s Capital of Culture status this year. Both initiatives have received much interest with exciting projects being submitted, funded and delivered.

Cities are increasingly using crowdfunding to democratise the way places are created and funded: from new street markets and revamped playgrounds, to gardens planted on derelict railway lines.

In this new report from Future Cities Catapult they explore the progress of the first wave of local authorities making use of this approach, highlighting the challenges and opportunities of doing so.

Download your free copy of the definitive guide to civic crowdfunding for local authorities here.

By |2019-01-02T15:59:29+00:00May 20th, 2017|Cities|

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.