About Our City

About Our City


Created by City of London Corporation

Contact us 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 will be running a funding round in Spring with additional support available for projects during this time. See the below tab on the process for more information.

Our Journey

4 projects started fundraising!1 month ago
Fortune Street Park Community Fun day
Fortune Street Park Community Fun day joined Our City1 month ago

The group has organised this event for 17 years. We hope people will create their own happy memories and enjoy where they live and show they are thought of and can have a say and be heard in their community. We have always ensured that this event is FREE so it can be inclusive. The group does this by fundraising £6000.  We now know that we have a very established itinerary of fun activities and events that are proven to be very popular and we always get over 500 local people on the day. This year there is a big focus on the environment including: A) pledge tree - invite people to add a leaf to our tree with a challenge on that they will do to help the environment. B) seed planting - seed will be for salad / vegetables, ideally ones suited for windowsill growing. C) make your own plant pot - making pots by recycling single use plastics (e.g. milk bottles).

In the Loop Project
In the Loop Project joined Our City1 month ago

The project enables young music creatives in the community to come together and network with each other. We will also subsidize studio facilities and resources they need to work and collaborate on ground breaking new music projects. We also provide a mobile application and exercises that assist music creatives in finding find other like-minded creatives in the community they want to work with so that they can build their contact list and grow creatively together

Move Dance Feel hit its fundraising target!1 month ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

6 projects started fundraising!6 months ago
8 projects joined Our City7 months ago