About Our City

About Our City


Created by City of London Corporation

Contact us Jacquie.Campbell@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Since Roman times, the square mile has been a multicultural hub of enterprise, innovation and creativity. Now through the 'Our City' crowdfunding programme, residents, workers and all the people of the City can continue this legacy in a whole new way. By enabling all the people who inhabit the City of London every day to collaborate on amazing unique and creative projects, we can ensure we have a place which everyone loves - whether they live, work, study, worship or play here. From music festivals to art installations, guerrilla gardening to pop up markets, if you have an idea to make the City of London even better, this is your opportunity to make it happen. The City of London Corporation has a £30k fund with a maximum pledge of £5,000 available to support projects crowdfunding in the City. If your project fits our criteria, we may be able to help your crowdfunding campaign on its way. See below for more information on the process, the fund and how you can get involved.

Our Journey

2 projects started fundraising!1 months ago
Boishakhi Mela in the City
Boishakhi Mela in the City joined Our City2 months ago

The Bengali New Year is celebrated worldwide on the 14th of April. For the first time the City of London Corporation will be the platform for the Bengali New Year mela. You can expect live performances from International artists of Bengali heritage and London artists, making this a truly inclusive event to celebrate. Alongside the main stage you can expect an array of stalls offering Bengali food, clothing and local services. The target audience will be residents in and around the Aldgate area include a large number from Tower Hamlets and beyond. We also expect City workers and visitors to enjoy the mela. There is already a strong partnership in place for the mela, from local community groups to TV channels and internet platforms covering the mela, further highlighting the celebrations and connecting Aldgate with the rest of London and, through live streaming, the world. This will be the largest free event in the new Aldgate Square and a very fun and colourful event open to all

TATI: Brick Lane community cafe hit its fundraising target!2 months ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

7 projects joined Our City3 months ago
4 projects started fundraising!4 months ago
1 projects hit their fundraising target!7 months ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

3 Pledges worth £5,2637 months ago
Our City launched!11 months ago