We are really interested in the quality and originality of your idea – why does it respond specifically to a challenge or opportunity in your neighbourhood? We don’t want to pay for Christmas lights, or playground equipment from a catalogue (things that could be anywhere), we want to know why your project is tailored specifically to the needs of your community.
The best ideas will:
empower your community
grow local prosperity
make a place better, for everyone
We're looking for ideas that show innovation and enterprise and aspire to achieve a wider social good.
Attend an event - to find out more about the programme and to be in the best position to get a pledge, attend one of our many free briefing events thorughout the city in mid October 2019.Click here to register.
Fill out the 'Crowdfund London Project Form' by the 18th of November. By filling out this form on time you will unlock additional resources and invitations to follow-up events thorugh out December and early January.
We are particularly interested in projects which:
1. Improve parks green spaces within The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBKC), particularly around the Westway . Examples of improvements include: Planting or looking after trees and plants, growing food and encouraging natural habitats for wildlife.
2. Encourage residents to be active outdoors, to visit parks and green spaces and take part in healthy activities. Eligible initiatives include: The creation of, or improvement to, facilities which enable people to be active outdoors, special events, sporting and leisure activities, clean-up and gardening projects.
1. Places and spaces that people can enjoy that are greener and more attractive. Transforming un-loved pockets of the local area, or improving RBKC’s existing green spaces and natural environments.
2. Events or activities that encourage people to go out, be active, get fit and get involved in activities.
We want to hear your ideas for improving Barnet! You know what would help bring your neighbourhood together, improve the local area and build community spirit. These are the things that make a community tick. We want to hear about your ideas for improving Barnet and, where possible, to help make them a reality. Projects could be focused on physical improvements that leave a lasting legacy or they could be events or activities that last just for one day or one week, but which bring people together and help build community.
The Council’s corporate plan, known as Barnet 2024, sets our vision and strategy for the next 5 years. This includes the outcomes we want to achieve for the borough and the priority areas that we will focus limited resources on.
Our 3 outcomes for the borough focus on place, people and communities, and are as follows:
a pleasant, well maintained borough that we protect and invest in
our residents live happy, healthy, independent lives with the most vulnerable protected
safe and strong communities where people get along well
We want to support projects that help us to deliver on the above – the more areas covered, the better!
If you want to find out more about what we’re trying to achieve, have a read of Barnet 2024!
Create your project page on Spacehive and once you've added your project details you will be matched to the Crowdfund Barnet fund. Here Barnet Council will ask you some additional questions about your project. To take part you must complete your project page, pitch to Crowdfund Barnet and submit your project for verification by November 11th. If you'd like some feedback on your idea before you begin, fill in this short form.
2.SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT FOR VERIFICATION:
Your project costs and necessary permissions or licenses will be checked by independent verifiers, Locality.
3. BEGIN CROWDFUNDING:
Once verified, set your dates and run your crowdfunding campaign between November and February. Barnet Council will review all project campaigns in mid-December so make sure you demonstrate local support for your project through lots of backers.
4. CROWDFUND BARNET PITCH OUTCOME:
Please note the council will not be the first organisation to pledge to your project as they want to see community backing before deciding how much to pledge. Once a pledge decision is made, this will be added to your live campaign.
5. HIT YOUR TARGET AND DELIVER YOUR PROJECT:
Spacehive uses an all-or-nothing model, so you must hit your target before pledges can be collected.
The deadline to pitch your project to Crowdfund Barnet is the 11th November 2019. To take part, you must complete your project page, pitch to the Crowdfund Barnet fund and submit your project for verification by this date.
Create your project on Spacehive today, or to learn more, submit your idea via this form and Spacehive will be in touch.
No matter what the idea, however big or small, if it makes Enfield a better place to be then we want it to happen. We are specifically looking for projects which have gained lots of support from the local community!
We are particularly interested in supporting projects in our regeneration priority areas where the project helps to provide spaces and opportunities for the community to come together. Examples could be opportunities to develop new skills, improve well-being, increase green space and engage with arts and culture.
We want to make Enfield a place to be proud of, a great place to live and work. We’re excited about projects that encourage participation from all the community, including young people. We are interested in a range of project outcomes; from bringing in new opportunities or developing skills to enriching Enfield’s clean, green, environment.
The project costs and necessary permissions will be checked by independent verifiers, Locality.
Run your crowdfunding campaign. Start by getting lots of small pledges from the community to show local support for your project. This will help unlock bigger pledges.
Tower Hamlets Council will review all project campaigns and successful projects can expect to receive a pledge.
Hit your target and deliver your project
Please note that the council will not be the first organisation to pledge to your project and will want to see community support and backing, in the form of smaller pledges from local people, before they pledge to your campaign.
We are looking to support projects which provide or enhance community facilities, for example community centres, voluntary sector meeting places and centres, and public cultural facilities. We are particularly interested in projects that address social exclusion.
Hammersmith & Fulham Hive runs funding 'rounds'. These are windows during which individuals and groups pitch their projects to funds and launch their crowdfunding campaigns! The deadline for the Autumn funding round is 30th September. By then your project must be uploaded to Spacehive, you must have pitched to the Fast Track or Community Infrastructure Levy funds and you must have submitted your project for verification. To get started, create your project on Spacehive or share your idea with Spacehive using this form.
As part of the Autumn funding round, the Young Hammersmith & Fulham Foundation have launched the Change the Narrative fund for its members. If your project delivers opportunities for young people aged 0-25 within the borough, you could receive a pledge of up to £1,000. Pitch your project to either the Community Infrastructure Levy or Fast Track funds through Spacehive by 30th September, and if your project is a good fit the Young H&F team will be in touch. If you are not currently a member of the YHFF and would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact Becky Brookman directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.