Crowdfund Lambeth –  more support for community projects

15 April 2019

Written by: Lambeth Council

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From April 2019, Crowdfund Lambeth offers more money to support more community projects.

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Crowdfund Lambeth –  more support for community projects

 Crowdfund Lambeth has raised our funding ceiling to a maximum £5,000 or 50% of project targets.

Finding funding

The new funding can help many more Lambeth projects to get match funding for money the community raises. We’ll support community projects and initiatives in the borough using the themes and priorities identified in the Co-operative Local Investment Plans (CLIPs). .

Successful Lambeth Crowdfund projects so far

  • One% shop: Crowdfunding changed a Brixton bookshop specialising in books with Black and minority ethnic heroes from pop-up to permanent. Cabinet Member for Equalities and Culture Cllr Sonia Winifred said “This project is loved by the community, has already had a positive cultural impact on Lambeth. We hope it acts as a positive model of equality and diversity.”
  • Brixton Windmill Education Centre: Brixton Windmill’s Crowdfunding campaign to get its new education centre ready to welcome schools, visitors, and volunteers to classes from baking and jam making to science and art met their £12,000 target in weeks, triggering the maximum possible Lambeth Crowdfund match-funding. Funders said “Congratulations for your work caring for this precious piece of Brixton’s heritage.”

    Artist's impression of Brixton Windmill featuring new education centre - building started Nov 2018

    Artist’s impression of Brixton Windmill education centre

  • Blood Wedding: The first project to benefit from Crowdfund Lambeth was Lorca’s classic ‘Blood Wedding’ at Omnibus Theatre, updated by local director George Richmond Scott into a play highlighting the Spanish community in London. Cllr Sonia Winifred, Cabinet Member for Culture and Equalities, said: “I’m delighted that Crowdfund Lambeth helped this new production go ahead. The Omnibus Theatre is a real asset.”
  • (Re) Discover Streatham: Streatham Action raised £1,520 in 49 days, with Lambeth Crowdfund doubling their money. Their ultimate aim is an information centre for visitors wishing to discover and residents wanting to (re)Discover Streatham’s stories.
  • Digging Deep: Young theatre company Just Add Milk premiered a powerful drama about working class young men’s risk of suicide at Waterloo’s Vaults festival.. Cllr Sonia Winifred said: “Theatre is a powerful tool to get the vital message of men’s mental health across. I’m delighted that Crowdfund Lambeth is supporting this.”

    flowers and a jar of money - Mossy's 'fundraiser' funeral theatre poster for men's health play

    Playbill for ‘digging deep’

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