About Tyneside Crowd

About Tyneside Crowd

#TynesideCrowd

Created by Tyneside Crowd

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Tyneside Crowd is a new Crowdfunding platform where people can collaborate on creative and innovative projects to improve and celebrate the places where they live, work and study. Through this initiative we want to continue a proud legacy of industry and entrepreneurship that goes back to Roman times, through the industrial revolution, and to the present day. We want to support local people to come up with projects which provide solutions to the challenges they face in their local area or to build on new opportunities. From music festivals to art installations, guerrilla gardening to pop up markets, if you have an idea to make your place even better, we want to hear from you. As part of this programme we are running a number of workshops to help you develop your projects and ideas. Projects that show local support are eligible to attract additional funding of up to £5,000 from Tyneside Crowd partners. See the below tab on the 'Process - How to get involved' for more information.

Our Journey

GIVE OUR CHICKENS A CHANCE
GIVE OUR CHICKENS A CHANCE joined Tyneside Crowd1 week ago

The funding we need isn’t chicken feed, but the positive impact it’ll have on the local community is priceless. Our farm is a brilliant and unique resource in the city centre and enriches the lives of so many. We’re hoping to secure £22,000 by the end of September so we can complete the work before winter comes around.

Apron's for Vinnie's Volunteers
Apron's for Vinnie's Volunteers joined Tyneside Crowd2 weeks ago

Vinnie's Drop in café provide free hot meals, refreshments, clothing, toiletries,sleeping bags, emergency food parcels to those who are living homeless and most in need. we started in October 2017 serving just 15 people now we serve 100s of people each week at the Blackfriars Support Centre, Newcastle. We have over 42 volunteers who are always on hand to help those most in need and also be a listerning ear when needed Vinnie's Drop in cafe just wouldnt be able to support so many people without the amazing help and support from our Volunteers. The Drop in cafe runs 4 days per week and all the meals that are cooked and served all come from doanted food products we work with local supermarkets to and collect there food waste at the end of the day which is still fresh for us to use. We also get regular food donation to our food bank where we can supply an emergency food parcel to those who are most in need.

The Learning Bus
The Learning Bus joined Tyneside Crowd2 weeks ago

We want to convert the upper deck of the double-decker into a mulit-functional learning zone with benches, fittings and fixtures for IT-equipment and storage for chairs, tables and learning resources. We would like to convert the lower deck into café/lounge and make it fit for disabled access. We want to be able to comply with all the safety and fire regulations and install a fire escape ladder on the upper deck. Our dream bus would have an extendable awning to create extra space for outdoor events when the weather is nice. Our dream bus would also be fitted with solar panels to generate enough energy for the mobile wifi, laptops, projector, coffee machine and fridge.

Bensham Sings
Bensham Sings joined Tyneside Crowd2 weeks ago

To establish a singing group for Bensham residents, where all abilities are welcome and the enjoyment of singing is more important that having a great voice. We will hold a weekly session (6:30 to 8:30pm) on Tuesday evenings at St Chads Church that will be supported by two professional musicians (A musical director, who is also a pianist and a guitarist). The singers will be encouraged to try singing different songs and different styles but will ultimately choose and agree the songs they enjoy singing together. As the group develops and gains confidence, the members will be encouraged to sing at local community events as this will further develop confidence and will help to promote the groups to other ho may wish to join. We hope that in time that Bensham Sings will have enough members to cover its own cost just through a nominal weekly charge to it members.

The Learning Bus started fundraising!2 weeks ago
Save the CHAT Trust!
Save the CHAT Trust! joined Tyneside Crowd1 month ago

CHAT Trust runs outreach and drop-in projects to engage with hard to reach young people. CHAT then supports and nurtures them, offering music development and life skills. Clients have gone on to become successes in the music industry, study postgraduate degrees, develop acting careers and even becoming CHAT trustees. CHAT's outreach work in Nuns Moor park is particularly vital at this time of reduced police capacity and lack of funding for parks. Its preventative work in the terraced streets reduces crime and builds community relationships and if these things are lost the burden will fall on public services that will struggle to cope. CHAT has been in financial difficulties since September 2017 and has been immensely successful at carrying on. However, the project is now set to close unless we receive support from you and other generous donors! This call asks for funding to continue CHAT's work

Newcastle Food Hub
Newcastle Food Hub joined Tyneside Crowd1 month ago

Ugly Duckling is a non-profit community interest company that wants to create a vibrant and ethical food hub in Newcastle that’s waste free. The first chapter in doing this is recognising the need to help other grassroots food businesses prosper. Its initial focus is building an accessible, affordable commercial kitchen available for hire, a flexible working space and somewhere to sell local produce. Creating an adjoining flexible office/workshop/showcase space would allow the hub to offer a co-working/educational community space. The minimal space(s) can be transformed for superclubs, workshops and events for hub users. We also imagine it being used for monthly markets, school trips and collaborations with community groups. Ugly Duckling also recognises the value in using food as an engagement tool in a community and so part of the food hub will support and educate in the growth of a healthy, sustainable, inclusive food culture in the city, by the people, for the people.

Bells Yard Children's Playground
Bells Yard Children's Playground joined Tyneside Crowd1 month ago

We want to engage with children in the local area to produce exciting pieces of artwork to make the area colourful and playful. We'll also cut back some of the overgrowing shrubs and add new ones to revamp the link with nature. Our goal is to engage with the children from the schools, nurseries and specialist schools in Jesmond. We want to create a series of displays that promote the vibrant nature of the area and build engaging, imaginative play themes for the children. As part of this work, we will also renew the link with nature. Sadly many of the shrubs are now overgrown and makes a large part of the area inaccessible. We will carefully rework the foliage to build on the ideas produced by the children and add in some new plants to improve the diversity. It is hoped that this will also encourage more local wildlife, which can be explored in a learning environment for parents and children.

2 projects started fundraising!1 month ago