Croydon is among London Boroughs offered up to £10,000 in Crowdfunder Campaign

Trust for London, an independent charitable foundation and Crowdfunder, the UK’s leading crowdfunding platform, once again join forces to ‘Make Change Happen’ across 21 outer London boroughs. Trust for London and Crowdfunder are dedicated to tackling poverty and inequality across London and with *27% of Londoners living in poverty, 20% of London jobs paying below the living wage and 37% of London’s children living below the poverty line, the time is now for London communities to come together and directly effect change through crowdfunding. 

Following the success of the summer launch of the ‘Connected Communities Match fund’ in Harrow and Barking & Dagenham, the second phase of this progressive partnership aims to shine a light on London’s most pressing social issues through helping local community groups to raise funding to tackle issues that matter to them, and that will make a positive impact on the lives of those within their community. 

‘Make Change Happen’ is open to all, across 21 boroughs - Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Sutton, Waltham Forest. 

People living within the boroughs can simply submit their ideas directly via the Crowdfunder website, where the offer of match funding of up to £10,000 for the most inspiring ideas, is up for grabs.

 Over the next two months Crowdfunder will be attending local events across outer London, offering support and guidance to those interested in setting up their own Crowdfunder community project and encouraging groups to apply for the £10,000. 

Commenting on the exciting development of Connected Communities, Helal Uddin Abbas, Grants Manager at Trust for London said: “At Trust for London, we know that London community groups make real change happen through their work to improve the lives of those in their local communities. Through working with Crowdfunder, we hope to reach and interest new developing community groups and individuals with ideas to tackle poverty and inequality in their areas.”

Community groups are encouraged to tell Crowdfunder their idea to Make Change Happen in just 100 words before November, to get their idea live before Christmas. 

Information and details on how to apply can be found at below, along with workshop’s to attend across outer London:

Successful projects will then be contacted and supported by the Crowdfunder team, to help get their crowdfunding campaign up and running.

Finally, Jason Nuttall, Programme Director from Crowdfunder said: “Through working with Trust for London on this innovative project we’re supporting those with great ideas which improve life for people in the city. At Crowdfunder we see amazing ideas which bring positive change to people’s lives become a reality every day, we’re looking forward to see what ideas Londoners have.”