The first round of the Crowdfund Liverpool project is underway and lots of unique community initiatives are running crowdfunding campaigns via the Spacehive platform right now.
The Mayor of Liverpool has put forward a fund of £100,000 for projects that boost the resilience of our communities and campaigns that prove popular could receive a share of that funding – in fact, some already have. The Mayoral Inclusive Growth Fund Committee met last week and eight live projects received pledges of between £2,000 and £5,500. As a result, some of those projects have now reached 90% of the total they need for success. Those projects that did not receive a pledge following last week’s meeting have been given a target number of backers to reach by 26 June. If they reach that target, the committee will consider pledging.
So please take a look at each of the campaigns detailed below and consider offering your support by backing them (with as little as £2), sharing them or both!
Crowdfund Liverpool campaigns
Click the headings below to visit individual projects or follow this link for more information on Crowdfund Liverpool.
Pavilion PreSchool Aigburth – a community led preschool, est in 1969 by six local super mums and cherished by the community ever since. In July 2020 this will be replaced with a fabulous new community preschool building. The new building will open the preschool out to more of our community with new family services, allowing more people to access our magic, volunteer or become part of the team. It has been a dream to have a kitchen that children can access to make, bake and learn. The new building has the perfect space for garden and playground, which needs developing with play surfaces, veg boxes, plants, mud kitchen, water play, a magical story telling chair & toadstools.
‘Lift the Lid on It’ – The Coffee Pod – this project will convert a disused container located at St James Community Centre into a ‘Coffee Pod’ selling premium quality, affordable coffee (and other hot/cold non-alcoholic beverages) to local residents, students and the public. Container Coffee will be run by volunteers who will gain skills, increase confidence, and improve their career opportunities. All profits will be used to help families across the city experiencing domestic violence.
Liverpool Cloth Nappy Library – Liverpool Cloth Nappy Library hires kits of reusable nappies to help families reduce their reliance on disposables, save money and the environment.
Restoring Pathways in Croxteth Park – This project aims to restore or replace some of the existing pathways in Croxteth Park, some of which are currently hazardous, enhancing the natural environment and improving public access.
Blue River Support Services – aiming to create an inclusive cycling culture in Liverpool by encouraging diverse communities to choose cycling and remove barriers and stereotypes that have prevented them previously from enjoying the benefits of cycling. It also aims to create cycle themed employment and self-employment opportunities in the community. Due to COVID-19 the project has adapted its focus to supporting frontline/key workers to enable them to cycle in the current environment.
St. Vincent’s School – the project goal is to bring people of all abilities together via a fun and exciting method of education using literature and visual art, delivered through an explicitly designed, fully accessible cloud application. Each of the seven comics will use a City of Liverpool Icon to present key messages for reflection, research and engagement. Each comic and the wording within the cloud application will be available in 3 different languages.
sPark It – 2005, California; a group of friends paid for a parking space for a day. Within the confines of that box, they laid out some grass, a park bench, and a potted tree. Within minutes, a man sat down to eat his lunch. 15 years on, people are temporarily turning on-street parking into bowling greens, parks and ball pools. sPark It Liverpool will open the imagination to the idea that our streets can be so much more than space for cars
Miss Furlong and The Art of Living – The Sound Agents will establish and launch ‘The Art of Living’ stories for radio and theatre project to reach elderly and isolated people to entertain and engage them with true Liverpool stories. The focus of the first piece, The Life and Times of Miss June Furlong will help to unify people who might also feel isolated and disconnected in these difficult times.
Bee Workers to Key Workers – Liverpool bees helping Liverpool key workers by providing them with balms to help soothe tired dry skin. The project will offer employment, volunteering and training opportunities in beekeeping in Liverpool.
Compost Liverpool – The aim of this project is to build four community compost stations in different areas of Liverpool, enabling local residents to compost their household food waste.
Letting off Steam – The project aims to promote positive well-being with the community by providing support groups for children in Liverpool, to promote positive mental health.
Contrast Mural Festival – International mural festival brightening up the streets of Liverpool with an array of world class street artwork! Contrast Mural Festival is now in its third year and needs your support.
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