{{ 'About' | translate }} Our City

{{ 'About' | translate }} Our City


{{ 'CreatedBy' | translate }} City of London Corporation

{{ 'ContactUs' | translate }} grants@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. We are running an Autumn funding round (deadline 30th Sept) with additional support available for projects during this time. See the below tab on the process for more information.

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Next stop: Liverpool Street Forest started fundraising!1 month ago
Next stop: Liverpool Street Forest
Next stop: Liverpool Street Forest joined Our City1 month ago

September 2020 will see Liverpool Street station transformed into a living breathing forest. Together we can change the face of more than 5 million visits over the course of the 3 week installation. Intertwined with the OpenForest will be installation art pieces that inspire us to reconnect with the world around us, and question what we could be doing to encourage its well-being. After September over 7,000 plants and trees will be transferred to Victoria Park, creating a permanent legacy for this project. London inspires us every day, together we can create a space for creativity, for emotion, for connection, for inspiration. We are the change, together we can reach our and connect with one another, together we can forge a future we believe in.

The Divine Feminine Project started fundraising!1 month ago
2 projects started fundraising!1 month ago
Diverse Digital Creatives
Diverse Digital Creatives joined Our City1 month ago

Our digital creative programme, is with the support of AKQA to deliver an educational upskilling programme, in their offices in Farringdon. The programme is evening-classes that focuses on the skills, processes (design thinking, problem-solving/solution building for a design brief) that are needed at entry-level employees within a creative company. Through the programme, we seek to increase the social capital of the participants through the use of our mentor programme to give them the best opportunity to thrive within their future roles and within the sector. We also need your support to help us achieve that.

The Divine Feminine Project
The Divine Feminine Project joined Our City1 month ago

Our mission is to explore and expand the boundaries of using art as a therapeutic tool whilst reconnecting east London with the 'Feminine'. This will be a public exhibition that combines immersive sensory art and healing workshops in the same space. Allowing the audience to both appreciate and be part of the work. It will take place over 5 days and 5 nights in Tower Hamlets. By day the space will be open for everyone to experience; by night a powerful container for workshops and healing. Using a community oriented and inclusive approach this exhibition will be a place to reconnect to the ‘the feminine’. Whilst being accessible to the public, we will focus on engaging with east London charities, particularly focusing (but not limited to) sexual violence and female charity groups. We need your help to turn this dream into reality. Let’s bring the healing power of art to east London!

Aldgate Lantern Parade and Winter Fair hit its fundraising target!2 months ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!