Esmée Fairbairn Community Fund

Support to crowdfunded projects in Lewisham

Information about Esmee Fairbairn Crowd Funding:

Beginning on 28 September, projects in Lewisham uploaded onto Space Hive could receive a pledge of between £2500 (for individuals) to £15,000 (for organisations) from Esmee Fairbairn. They are offering a £200,000 pot across Lewisham, Hull and Greater Manchester. Decisions will be made on an ongoing basis, and they will fund alongside individuals, councils and local businesses and will fund not more than 50% of total project costs.


They are looking for projects which:

-bring their communities together using arts, culture food or green spaces

-have genuine community support and demand


The project must:

• Be legally charitable (though you don’t have to be a charity) – see the Charity Commission definition here

• Take place in Hull, Manchester or Lewisham

• Bring communities and people together

• Have a lasting impact on the local area and local people

• Demonstrate genuine crowdfunded support and demand from the community


How it works:

• They will consider projects after you have uploaded all information to the Spacehive platform, have been matched and pitched to the Esmee Fairbairn Community Fund, been verified and started crowdfunding

• They will let you know if pledging to support your project within 6 weeks of you starting crowdfunding


Find out more here:

28/09/2016 - 31/03/2017
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