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H&F Hive brings crowdfunding success for local projects

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Image captionImage 1: Older H&F residents will enjoy a Christmas Day lunch after £27,121 was raised through H&F Hive

Community groups from Shepherds Bush to Fulham are celebrating 100% fundraising success on the new H&F Hive.

Hammersmith & Fulham Council set up H&F Hive to help local groups raise funds for community projects. In addition to raising money from friends and neighbours, projects can pitch for a share of £200,000 which H&F Council has made available to support great initiatives.

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Image caption: Image 2: Wendell Park Gardening Friends

“We are delighted that groups will be using their funding to make H&F an even better place to work, live and socialise,” said Cllr Sue Fennimore, Deputy Leader of H&F Council. “We’ve seen some fantastic community schemes in 2017 – and I’m looking forward to seeing many new and inspiring projects come to life in 2018.”

H&F Hive success stories

Thanks to contributions from H&F Council, as well as generous donations from the local community, four innovative projects have hit their fundraising targets.

  • The Shepherds Bush Families Project ran the first successful H&F Hive campaign raising £1,435 to hold a summer party for local families.
  • Barons Court Project, the local charity supporting people who are street homeless or living with mental health difficulties, will start the New Year with a reliable supply of hot water for their showers after raising £8,749 for a new boiler and heating system.
  • One Shepherds Bush neighbourhood will see the spring ushered in with a carpet of flowers after the Wendell Park Gardening Friends raised £9,415 for bulbs, plants and tools for replanting a large border in Wendell Park.
  • And more than 200 older H&F residents will enjoy a festive lunch on Christmas Day after the council, residents, community organisations and local businesses generously chipped in to raise £27,121 to bring people together at the town hall for festive food, fun and friendship.
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Image caption: Image 3: Michael Angus, Director of Barons Court Project

Getting your project idea off to a flying start

Do you have an idea for a community project?  The H&F Hive is open to residents and community groups looking to raise money for great initiatives.

“If you have an idea that will benefit your local community, the council may be able to help with a contribution of up to £10,000,” added Cllr Fennimore.  “We want to help you make your community project idea a reality.”

For more details on starting your crowdfunding project, take a look at the H&F Hive.