Community initiatives, grants and funding
Do you have a project idea that will help local people build more vibrant, resilient and connected communities and aid the recovery from Covid-19? Find out how to pitch your idea for round two of this fund.
What is #CrowdfundLiverpool?
#CrowdfundLiverpool, launched by the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, is designed to help communities across the city imagine, fund and create projects that bring their local area to life.
It aims to give residents the chance to attract funding from the community, council, businesses and foundations through an online portal called Spacehive.
How much money is available?
In total, £100,000 of the Mayoral Inclusive Growth Fund is available with £50k in the pledge pot in each round - we are now entering round two. Projects could receive a maximum pledge of up to £10k or 40% of the total project costs.
Start posting your project ideas on Spacehive now where they will be automatically matched with Mayoral Inclusive Growth Fund and other funds.
You will also need to encourage the community - 'the crowd' - to support your project with pledges, social media support or 'in kind' donations.
Pledges can be for as little as £2 and will only be debited when the project hits its fundraising target.
What is the theme of this round of funding?
The theme for round two is ‘Build Back Better’.
Do you have a project idea that puts local people at the heart of the efforts to help the city build back better? Can your project help create more vibrant, resilient and connected communities, whether that’s by doing things differently, or re-imagining shared spaces?
You are encouraged to pitch inclusive ideas that support your community’s recovery from Covid-19 by responding to local challenges and opportunities.
How to apply
The deadline for round two is 9th September 2020.
View some of the projects that are crowdfunding during round one, or read about some of the successful projects below:
If you have any queries about crowdfunding on Spacehive then email email@example.com.
For queries relating to the Mayoral Inclusive Growth Fund or Crowdfund Liverpool email firstname.lastname@example.org.