The Mayor of London has pledged to match funding raised for community projects on crowdfunding platform Spacehive in a programme called Crowdfund London.
The pledge for up to £50,000 of Mayoral cash is for projects that celebrate and strengthen the special character of an area, give an unused space a new lease of life, help the local economy, or give local people lasting skills and opportunities.
Projects already funded by Crowd fund London include:
- Making Wembley Wonderful, (Brent) – This project aims to turn disused, neglected shops on Wembley High Street into attractive spaces for the community. They will be used to run courses, training, film nights and more (pictured top).
- Harrow Road Queens Park (Brent) – This project will carry out a study of the High Street and build up a set of recommendations and design guidance. A partnership with representatives from all key stakeholder groups will be formed and community events run such as workshops which address emerging issues from the consultations. Collaboration with neighbouring community initiative and Westminster City Council is key to this project.
- Uplift Salcombe Gardens Shops (Barnet) – The 6 shop fronts look very tired and unattractive to potential shoppers. A makeover will improve their trade and the local street-scene. The Mayor has pledged £20,000