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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan Invests Over £400,000 as Part of Crowdfund London

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has invested more than £400,000 in community projects as part of Crowdfund London. Khan has pledged up to £40,000 to multiple projects, which have been selected from nearly 80 ideas from community groups who want to regenerate their local… Read More

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is Inviting Communities Across the City to Crowdfund London

Londoners are being invited to pitch for cash to improve their local areas in an initiative sponsored by the city of London. Crowdfund London will allow select projects to be supported with up to £50,000 through crowdfunding model. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is inviting… Read More

London Councils Back Spacehive Campaign to Help Boroughs Crowdfund Christmas Lights

Companies, councils, and locals are coming together to Save Santa this Christmas through a national online campaign to raise funding for festive high street decorations.  Civic crowdfunding platform, Spacehive, is calling on companies to help cash strapped towns and London boroughs secure the funds needed… Read More

Watch: Rodrigo Davies On Why Citizens Back Civic Crowdfunding Projects

Rodrigo Davies writes regularly on the topic of civic crowdfunding at the MIT Center for Civic Media blog, and his most recent post raises an important and interesting question: is crowdfunding participatory citizenship or a sign of institutions in decline? He frames the question in… Read More

BRIEF: Ernst & Young Partners With Spacehive, London Councils To Support Crowdfunding

Ernst & Young is teaming with crowdfunding platform Spacehive and all of London’s 33 local authorities to support local projects. Spacehive just launched to the public after a stint in beta. The platform, which focuses on civic projects, expects to funnel millions of pounds into… Read More

Online startups are rallying citizens to revamp their neighbourhoods

NAMES, wedding dates and declarations of love cover the Luchtsingel, a new pedestrian walkway straddling a busy main road in central Rotterdam, a Dutch city. Asked by a website to help fund the project, locals paid €25 ($32) each for the right to etch a… Read More

List: 20 Notable Niche Crowdfunding Sites

We’ve put together a list of 20 niche crowdfunding sites we’ve covered on Crowdfund Insider recently. Many of these sites cater to specific interests and geographic areas, and many have unique ways of helping crowdfunders raise funds.  Angeldorm allows individuals to receive donations for college funds. Money… Read More

Crowdfunding Pulls U.K. Government Projects Off Scrap Heap

This week, U.K. Chancellor George Osborne delivered another gloomy national budget. In the context of ongoing austerity, local government in particular has had to tighten its belt and rein in spending, with things such as cutting library opening times or closing local projects. By 2015,… Read More

The Best British Crowdfunding Sites

With the launch of Kickstarter in the UK, crowdfunding is a hot topic. There are already an estimated 700 crowdfunding platforms worldwide – here are the best British sites. Seedrs Seedrs is the first crowdfunding platform for start-ups where investors can earn equity returns if… Read More

Crowdfunding platform for local businesses and civic projects secures backing from Experian

The world’s first crowdfunding platform for neighbourhood improvement projects has received support from global information services company Experian. Launched in March 2012 by former Sunday Times journalist Chris Gourlay, Spacehive.com aims to encourage community-improvement and independent business-boosting projects by enabling individual investors and corporates to… Read More

Mansfield (UK) hits crowdfunding target for free WiFi network

A crowdfunding appeal by the town of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire to raise funds for a free WiFi network in the town centre has reached its target figure of £36,363. Back in November, Techworld reported that the Mansfield Business Improvement District (BID) had launched the campaign using Spacehive.com – a… Read More

Nottinghamshire town aims to crowdfund free Wi-Fi service

Nottinghamshire town aims to crowdfund free Wi-Fi service aims to raise £38,000 using Spacehive, a web platform devoted to civic improvement Mansfield in Nottinghamshire could become the first UK town to crowdfund its own free Wi-Fi service, using an online portal called Spacehive. Crowdfunding is a financial… Read More

The crowdfunding space is getting crowded, presenting more and more opportunities for community-based design patronage.

The three-year-old crowdfunding website Kickstarter could very well be called a design incubator. Of 75,000 total project launches, the “design” category ranks third overall in dollar haul, and other categories like fashion and publishing easily overlap into the design disciplines. In this vibrant online community,… Read More

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