Please note that we particularly interested in supporting:
Projects from less affluent communities - we only pledge to projects in areas where there is considerable need
Projects which can demonstrate long term impact - we rarely pledge to events for this reason
We want to fund work that brings communities together and has a lasting impact on the local area and local people. We are open-minded about the type of projects that pitch to our fund but we need to see genuine support and demand from the community. This can be demonstrated in number of pledges made, support on the project page, social media or the number of people engaged in the project. We are particularly interested in supporting projects from less affluent communities 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, engage with arts and culture or for different groups in the community to meet (such as older and younger people).
New friendships blossom, more vibrant places for people to meet and live, a greater sense of local pride, more connections between people, less isolation, people feel safer and more supported, people feel their voices are heard.
1) Explain clearly how your project will have a long-lasting impact in the community after the project has been delivered. For example, will members of the community have more opportunities to engage with arts and culture beyond the duration of the project?
2) Explain how your project will have a positive impact on members of the community not directly involved in the project. For example, if new skills are developed will they be shared with other extended members of the community?
Cash: Up to £5,000 pledged directly to your project on Spacehive.
Skills: GLL Qualified Instructors & Coaches, staff time, specialist expertise to help you develop or deliver your project idea.
Stuff: Use of our facilities, free activities (Swimming, Gym e.t.c), monthly membership discounts, Internal training places.