About Crowdfund London

About Crowdfund London


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

3 weeks ago
24 July 2018
Crowdfund London 2018 - 6 weeks to deadline!

Thanks to those of you who attended one of our workshops over the last few weeks. The number and variety of project ideas clearly show an appetite for making things better in your local communities.

There are now 6 weeks to go until your project campaign must be created - now is the time to start your project page on Spacehive

By creating a project page you’ll be able to get advice and support to help shape your campaign. You won’t need to finalise things straight away. It doesn’t matter whether your project is well  formed or just an idea in the back of your mind - creating a page means we know that you are interested and can help.


We’ve got three Ideas Workshops coming up in August to help you refine your idea and prepare your campaign. They are designed to get into the detail of your project planning and unlocking ways to ensure that your idea has the best chance of becoming a reality.

  •   3 August - 2 00pm - City Hall, London Bridge
  •   3 August - 5 30pm - City Hall, London Bridge
  • 13 August - 5 30pm - City Hall, London Bridge

Sign up to a session here​​​​​​​

If you came to one of our Introductory Workshops you’ll have a pack of resources to guide your planning. If you didn’t you can download these and print them at home. We’ve added new sheets to help structure your campaign. 

We’re looking forward to seeing you in August and hearing about your emerging ideas!

The Crowdfund London Team

2 months ago
14 June 2018
Crowdfund London 2018 is coming: Could you get £50K towards your local project?

Do you have a great idea to make London even better? Pitch your idea – big or small – and the best could attract a pledge of up to £50,000 from the Mayor of London. We want to help communities come together and find new and creative ways to improve our city. We’ve got up to £1m to support your ideas. Let’s make it happen, together.

Here’s how it works in three simple steps:

Create - Now is the time to plan your project with your community. Find out about the type of campaigns we are looking to support.

Fund- You’ll need to pitch your idea to us on Spacehive and run a crowdfunding campaign in September. The Mayor will pledge to the best.​​​​​​​

Launch - If you hit your target, we’ll help you bring it to life.

We’re running a series of local events when you can learn more.​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Find out more & book your place​​​​​​​

26 projects hit their fundraising target!8 months ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

1 Pledge worth £5,00011 months ago
65 projects started fundraising!11 months ago
46 projects hit their fundraising target!1 year ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!