Crowdfund London: Create. Fund. Launch.
Have you got an idea to make your local area even better?
You could receive a Mayoral pledge of up to £50,000 for your project, then you’ll crowdfund the rest.
We're working with crowdfunding platform Spacehive, where you can pitch your project, big and small and it could receive up to £50,000 from the Mayor.
There are 6 simple stages
- Prepare: learn about the kinds of projects we are looking to fund, eligibility and key dates. You can also come to one of our workshops too.
- Create your project page on Spacehive: this is where you explain the vision of your project to us and the rest of the crowd. Do this early so you can get help from Spacehive too.
- Pitch to our fund: To pitch for a pledge from the Mayor, you'll need to answer some questions and send some evidence to show eligibility and deliverability of your project. You need to complete your pitch by 5 June 2017.
- Get verified: Before you start fundraising, you'll need to submit your project for verification before 5 June 2017, otherwise no one can pledge to your project.
- Start crowdfunding: Get as many people as possible to show support by making a pledge, it not just about how much you raise but also the number of community backers you have. 19th June 2017 is the latest date you can start crowdfunding.
- Make it happen! If you hit your target, you'll need to deliver your project before end of March 2018.
Anyone can do this; bring unloved spaces back to life.
We are really open minded to different types of ideas but projects must be:
- in Greater London
- well resourced with a clear plan and budget
- managed by an organisation representing a local community
We will not fund:
- local services (such as those under pressure from constraints to public spending)
- proposals that could be equally applicable anywhere (such as Christmas lights)
- 'business as usual' activity (such as normal maintenance or repairs or projects that only seek to continue existing activities)
We want to pledge projects that:
- celebrate and strengthen the special character of your area
- respond to a local challenge or opportunity in a creative way
- give an unused space a new lease of life
- help the local economy
- give local people lasting skills and opportunities
- make everyone in the community feel welcome and involved
- attract strong support from the community - shown through a spirited crowdfunding campaign and other evidence
- are environmentally sustainable
We're looking for ideas that show innovation and enterprise and aspire to achieve a wider social good.
Learn more about how we decide which projects to fund.