About Crowdfund London

About Crowdfund London

#CrowdfundLDN

Created by Mayor of London

Contact us crowdfunding@london.gov.uk

Crowdfund London gives you the opportunity to pitch new ideas - big or small - for community-led projects to make your local area even better. The Mayor wants to back the best crowdfunding campaigns with pledges of up to £50K. We want communities across London to come together to create, fund and launch projects that make a positive change in their local area. We know that our diverse communities are well placed to propose creative, distinctive and inclusive solutions to local challenges and opportunities. We’ve seen some fantastic ideas already – from a community garden in the heart of the city, re-establishing a historic market or the creative re-use of empty spaces, to ambitious plans to construct elevated parks and self build new community resources. If you have an idea which will make your local area special, celebrate its character and bring people together then the Mayor could help you make it happen - upload your idea today!

Our Journey

Western Road Urban Garden started fundraising!1 day ago
The Sharks @ Havelock/Toplocks
The Sharks @ Havelock/Toplocks joined Crowdfund London1 week ago

<b>We are in the process of applying for planning permission for change of use of the garages. In the unlikely event this is not secured, no money will be taken from backers.</b> We want to create the opportunity for young people living on the Havelock & Toplocks estates in Southall to take up canoeing & develop their potential. Our proposal is to transform disused garage areas (that have become a no-go area) into storage space for canoes & the relevant kit as well as provide changing & other facilities for community benefit. We will retrofit at least 4 of the existing garages to create a club house space with secure access, racking for storage, & provide paddling machines & other fitness equipment for land-based sessions during the winter months. We will carry out external improvements between the garages & the canal side to improve safety, creating access for all & enhancing the area for the benefit of local people & visitors.

The Sharks @ Havelock/Toplocks started fundraising!2 weeks ago
BSfG Sports pitch regeneration project started fundraising!2 weeks ago
Templar House Garden Project started fundraising!3 weeks ago
Wimbletech Presents - Community Performs started fundraising!3 weeks ago
hARTggerston - Art for the Canal started fundraising!3 weeks ago
Melody's Music Complex started fundraising!3 weeks ago
Wolves Lane - Wood Green's mini-Eden
Wolves Lane - Wood Green's mini-Eden joined Crowdfund London3 weeks ago

Our plan is to provide:- * Solar electricity to heat the Wolves Lane Palm House, to preserve a much loved public amenity with hothouse plants, koi carp and terrapins for local families to visit and for schools to have nature study lessons * Sustainable heating for the café, an educational and community meeting space * Insulation and innovative heat retention measures like compost 'hot boxes' to minimise need for artificial heat * Spare power to sell to the grid to fund other activities on site The Wolves Lane site:- * Grows organic food, for sale and free for homeless people’s projects * Houses an organic box scheme * Trains volunteers in horticulture * Runs school visits to study plants and food growing * Provides an event space for community groups * Is open to the public on Sundays with sales of plants, food produced on site, cooked food stalls and bike repair service