It’s 2013 and to banish the January blues we’ve got some cheery news. Experian, the global information services company, is to pump thousands into projects posted on Spacehive under our first match funding deal!

The aim is to revive the UK’s town centres and high streets with imaginative projects that boost visitor appeal. Funds of up to £100k are being made available over a year, which will be pledged directly to winning projects posted on The drive is being led by the Association of Town Centre Management (ATCM) with backing from the Department of Communities and Local Government.

Early wins:

Experian have already awarded £7,000 to three Spacehive projects, helping to fund free wifi for Mansfield, a pop-up shop for young entrpreneurs, and a pocket park full of fruit and veg to brighten up Dewsbury.

Fab stuff!

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How to get the cash:

Funding will be awarded in quarterly competitions, with the first on 15th January. To get in on the action, visit ATCM’s page and click “Get match funding for your project from Experian”.

You just have to fill out a simple form to let Experian know that you’re interested. For your project to receive match funding it must have begun fundraising on Spacehive by January 15th. So be quick – not long until the first deadline!

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