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£50k funding available as the second round of Crowdfund Liverpool is launched

Mayor Joe Anderson has already pledged over £30,000 in funding towards community crowdfunding campaigns, as part of Crowdfund Liverpool’s first round. With some of the first round projects already having reached their funding goals, and others with time left to get there, the second round of the scheme has now launched.

If you have a good idea that would improve your local community, this could be your opportunity to gain funding via the UK’s leading civic crowdfunding platform Spacehive.

Whether you are an existing community organisation of not, you have until 9 September 2020 to upload your project to the Spacehive platform. Crowdfunding works by getting, well, a crowd to fund your project, so if you decide to take the opportunity then be sure to get your local community behind you and encourage those who could benefit from the service to share and pledge. That community support, coupled with the possibility of benefiting from a share of the £50,000 that Mayor Anderson has designated for this round, could turn your idea into a reality.

Mayor Anderson has allocated a dedicated fund of £100,000 for projects taking part in the programme, which so far include a food composting initiative, a festival, a community cycling scheme, a pop up cafe and more. Over 400 local residents and businesses have joined the mayor in pledging.

Mayor Anderson said, “We’re excited to launch the second funding round of Crowdfund Liverpool with Spacehive and I can’t wait to see the ideas that are put forward. One of the positives over the last few months has been the enthusiasm to reimagine spaces in our city and to do things differently. We need to grasp the chance to build on this as part of the city’s recovery and I want local people to be at the very heart of that. They know best the challenges and opportunities where they live and Crowdfund Liverpool gives them a much stronger voice in shaping those places, putting them and their ideas in the driving seat to help build more resilient and connected communities.

“I’m also calling on companies and foundations that love Liverpool to join us in offering support – whether funding or in-kind – to the ideas people post on the platform so we can work together to make them a real success. The more people that get involved in Crowdfund Liverpool the more amazing places we can create together.”

Head to Crowdfund Liverpool on Spacehive to get inspired by what other people are doing and to start your own project.

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