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Esmée begins crowdfunding with Spacehive

27 September 2016

How does a London-based funder know what people who live in Hull really think would bring their communities together?

At Esmée Fairbairn Foundation we are trying out a new way of supporting community projects in Hull, as well as Manchester and the London Borough of Lewisham, by offering £200,000 through crowdfunding platform Spacehive.com 

We're looking to support people and organisations with ideas for projects that will bring their communities together using the arts, culture, food or green spaces. Individual project creators could receive a pledge of up to £2,500 whilst organisations could receive up to £15,000 for projects that fit the criteria.

Through crowdfunding we want to get our money to projects which have genuine community support and demand. We will be funding alongside individuals, the council and local businesses.

Projects created on spacehive can apply for an Esmée pledge for their project from 28 September 2016 and funding decisions will be made on an ongoing basis. 

Find out more about the fund and how to apply on: www.spacehive.com/initiatives/esmeefairbairn