Live and funding – The Mayor of London’s Crowdfunding Programme launches!

Last week we had the official launch of the Mayor of London’s Crowdfunding Programme (Round 3) at City Hall. Tickets sold out faster than a Justin Bieber concert, but don’t you worry as we’re hosting a second official launch event on the 17th of March for those who missed out first time round.

This initiative by the Mayor is aimed at creating more unique, quirky, human places shaped by local communities. How? By pledging up to £20,000 towards the crowdfunding targets of the best projects this summer. To take part, all you have to do is upload your project to the Mayor’s page on Spacehive before the end of April and get crowdfunding.

Learn more about the programme, how you can get a pledge and how to run a kick-ass crowdfunding campaign by checking out the Mayor of London’s hive here and by joining us at one of the following fun events.

Mayor’s Civic Crowdfunding Initiative 2016: Introduction and Launch Event

This event will introduce crowdfunding and explain the opportunity in detail, from pitching an idea to attracting a pledge from the Mayor.

Thursday, 17 March 2016 from 17:30 to 21:00 (GMT) – The Living Room, City Hall, The Queens Walk, London SE1 2AA GB.
Register here.

Getting Started Workshops

Thinking of crowdfunding a project?  Looking for more information on the kind of project ideas the Mayor is keen to support? This workshop will offer advice on developing your ideas, project management, governance and how to run a crowdfunding campaign that attracts support from the crowd and and Mayor.

Getting Started – East London
Thursday 24 March from 18:30 to 20.30 (GMT) – Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL. Register here.

Getting Started – South London
Tuesday 29 March from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST) – The Old School Club, Unit 141 Battersea Business Centre 99-109 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5QL. Register here.

Getting Started – West London
Thursday 31 March from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST) – The Pyramid Room at Paddington Arts, 32 Woodfield Road, London W9 2BE. Register here.

The Mayor’s Civic Crowdfunding Workshop

Got your idea? Check. Got your group? Check. Then you’re ready for the ultimate crowdfunding workshop which will teach you the ins and outs of running a successful campaign.

Friday, 1 April 2016 from 17:30 to 20:00 (BST) – London’s Living Room, The Queens Walk, London SE1 2AA.
Register here.


Are you ready to transform London together? Join the conversation with @Spacehive at #CrowdfundLDN.
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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.