The Mayor of London has pledged £10K to Peckham Coal Line!

Peckham Coal Line is an ambitious project to turn a disused railway line into a spectacular new elevated social space, which will link the communities of Peckham’s Rye Lane and Queens Road.

The project, instigated by local residents, celebrates the area’s industrial history and strong local community.

“It’s about connecting people with an idea as well as connecting the two high streets. There’s potential for a much wider connection too as it could mean that, in future, you would be able to cycle all the way from Brixton to the Thames.”
Nick Woodford, Peckham Coal Line

The project launched a crowdfunding campaign on Spacehive in late July and, to date, has raised over £15,000 and attracted almost 300 backers.

“The reason we decided to crowdfund is because it’s really focused on getting local people involved. It’s about coming together and collectively making something happen. We’ve been amazed by the number of pledges we’ve received –  these are donations from people we don’t even know but have fallen in love with the project and really want to push it forward.”

Nick Woodford, Peckham Coal Line

The project proved so popular that it hit 10% of its funding goal in its first week.

Today the Mayor of London pledged £10,000 to The Peckham Coal Line Urban Park

By |2017-01-11T17:48:37+00:00September 15th, 2015|Funds and Grants on Spacehive, 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.