A mental health and wellbeing programme, a sensory room for children and young people and making touch tennis inclusive and accessible to all are among nine projects supported by the Mayor of Liverpool.
Project creators have been drumming up support from their communities and the council has responded by pledging over £50,000 to boost the projects towards their crowdfunding targets.
The projects are all crowdfunding as part of Crowdfund Liverpool, a programme run in partnership between Liverpool City Council and Spacehive, the UK’s leading civic crowdfunding platform. As part of this initiative, local residents and groups with an idea to improve their community have the opportunity to gain funding via Spacehive’s crowdfunding platform, with pledges up to £10,000 available per project.
The projects must hit their targets to bring their idea to life. Anybody can get behind the projects, with pledges starting at £2.
Mayor of Liverpool, Joanne Anderson, the programme ambassador, said: “The last year has been very tough for our communities which is why it is all the more inspirational to see this fantastic range of projects come through as part of Crowdfund Liverpool. We can’t wait to see what the next round of projects will bring.
“I’m also calling on everyone who cares about Liverpool to join us in offering support to project ideas so we can turbocharge the success of locally-led campaigns. The more people and organisations that get involved the more inspiring local places we can create together.
“We’re incredibly proud to support a wave of exciting community-led projects that are set to transform our local area. Crowdfund Liverpool represents an opportunity for us to do things a little differently. We want local people to have a much stronger voice in shaping their local area and for everyone to have the chance to be part of the change they want to see.
“I’m calling on people and businesses from Liverpool, to join us in helping bring these projects to life. You don’t need to be a planning expert – simply anyone who lives in Liverpool can get involved in shaping Liverpool’s future by pledging, no matter how big or small, towards campaigns and providing the skills and resources to help the projects flourish.”
If you want to support the projects alongside the council, or have your own project idea to put forward as part of the next funding round, visit www.spacehive.com/movement/crowdfundliverpool