About Crowdfund Leicester

About Crowdfund Leicester


Created by Leicester City Mayor

Contact us Crowdfundleicester@leicester.gov.uk

CrowdFund Leicester is all about connecting people, communities, businesses and resources to good ideas that will improve our City. With the emergence of social media and crowdfunding platforms such as Spacehive, it is now possible to engage with people like never before. If you have an idea why not share it with the City Mayor and the crowd to gain support and make your idea a reality. By working together we can make Leicester an even better place that is shaped and used by people, businesses and other stakeholders in the city. We are looking for community groups and voluntary organisations to share innovative ideas that will help shape your community for the better. You will know best about what will work in your local area, so why not share your idea and let others join in? What would make a difference to your local area and bring people together? Upload your idea here and see how you can make it happen. CrowdFund Leicester is a great way to get people, including the City Mayor, to back your project idea and help make it a reality through crowdfunding. In particular, the City Mayor is looking for project ideas to do more with land and spaces across the city that would benefit from being used in better ways for the good of our communities. Some land in Council ownership has already been identified and is included below. It doesn't have to stop there though. You might know of land elsewhere, perhaps owned by someone other than the Council. With the right idea, the right permissions and support from the crowd we can do something that works for us all. The City Mayor has also made available the Community Engagement Fund, which invites ideas and projects that can help eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation; advance equality of opportunity; and foster good relations between groups and communities. With £100,000 available, the City Mayor will make pledges of up to £10,000 for projects that meet the more detailed requirements.

Our Journey

The Brass of the Saff started fundraising!4 days ago
Gorse Hill City Farm - Disabled Parking
Gorse Hill City Farm - Disabled Parking joined Crowdfund Leicester2 weeks ago

Cutting back hedges to the fence line removing access soil down to the road surface and where needed resurfacing. add matting for seeding so it blends into the area re planting manageable hedgerows so wild life can use it for nesting, and keeping the look of a working farm at the same time can be used for education to the general public

The Brass of the Saff
The Brass of the Saff joined Crowdfund Leicester2 weeks ago

In April this year 30 primary school children from the Saff went to the National Youth Brass Band Championships in Warwick. Against the best bands in the country and with just a few months preparation they came home with the award for Band showing most potential. Quite an achievement. But it is only the start. This project is about pride, identity and the power of music to transform lives. A local action group has set itself the challenge to a. make the band a community asset, b. embed brass in the community, c. raise the standard of playing through peer to peer learning and leadership and d. celebrate diversity.

Love Architecture Festival
Love Architecture Festival joined Crowdfund Leicester2 weeks ago

The Leicestershire and Rutland Society of Architects (LRSA) are delighted to announce their first Love Architecture Festival taking place between 2 October and 1 November at the LCB Depot as part of the venue’s Design Season. The festival aims to celebrate Leicester and its surrounds as a hub of architectural design and practice excellence. Events are scheduled throughout the month with something for everyone. The professional programme includes a series of talks and events featuring notable practitioners from the region and beyond, including an opportunity to hear from Award-winning Ash Sakula Architects, Evans Vettori and Takero Shimazaki Architects. There’s also a walking tour, ale trail and an opportunity to Meet the Architect and get a free half-hour design consultation with an RIBA chartered architect. For the young (and young at heart) there are Lego events on Saturday 13th and 20th October in which participants are encouraged to build their own Leicester.

Knighton Green: a haven for wildllfe
Knighton Green: a haven for wildllfe joined Crowdfund Leicester1 month ago

Knighton Green can be found close to St Mary's Church Knighton and is bounded by Kenwood Rd, Church Lane and Kingsmead Rd. It is an area with open access and a variety of habitats - grass, spinney, stream and hedges. However we see there is scope for improving an area that receives minimal maintenance to enhance the range and quality of wildlife habitats. It is a popular area which many local people pass through, children play and dogs are walked. We want to both improve the area and provide information for people about how gardens and other local green spaces can be enhanced and improved for wildlife.

1 projects started fundraising!1 month ago
7 projects started fundraising!4 months ago