Residents are being invited to an ‘ideas event’ to understand how to put forward potential projects that will better their community, but need funding.
Spacehive is a ‘crowdfunding’ website which helps people who might not know how or where to find funding for a great idea, or how to plan it and launches in Hammersmith & Fulham with the event in White City on 9 August.
Through the website, individuals or groups in H&F can put forward their ideas and projects and visitors to the site can offer support and actually help fund them so they become a reality.
“The H&F Spacehive provides a great platform for residents with innovative and creative ideas but no money to make them happen,” said Cllr Sue Fennimore, H&F Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion.
“I would encourage anyone with a project in mind to come to the ideas event this month and share it.”
“Securing funding, particularly from corporations and councils, might be quite daunting for some people, so we support Spacehive as another route people can use to take all-important first step, independently of the council.”
Projects could be anything from funding community festivals, improvements to parks and playgrounds and high street projects to support local businesses with previous Spacehive projects from around the UK varying in cost from hundreds to tens of thousands of pounds. The average value of a Spacehive project is £26,500.
The Spacehive ideas event takes place at the White City Community Centre, India Way, W12 7QT, on Tuesday 9 August and runs from 6pm until 8pm.
Visitors can get information on how to put together a strong crowdfunding campaign as well as getting support and advice from Spacehive.