Crowdfunder UK, the country’s leading crowdfunding platform and Trust for London, an independent charitable foundation, joined forces this month to launch the Connected Communities fund with a competition to give away £1,000 match funding to organisations in Harrow ‘making change happen’ in their local community.
Trust for London will pledge £1,000 towards an online Crowdfunder campaign to three successful projects. After assessing all the applications, Crowdfunder are delighted to announce the winners of the Harrow initiative.
The winners are:
- Harrow Parks Forum who aim to use the money raised to create a new ‘friends group’ in South Harrow, empowering local people to form geographic bonds, as well as to develop their community website to complement their already successful and effective Facebook presence.
- Christians Against Poverty who run a free debt counselling service for Harrow residents, based in Rayners Lane Baptist Church. The money raised via a Crowdfunder will help the service to provide even more one to one sessions with those that need it most in the community.
- HOPE an independent charity supporting families in Harrow who have inadequate incomes to meet their family needs. The money raised via a Crowdfunder will enable them to continue their ‘Made of Money’ mentoring project to empower parents to have more confidence and control of their finances, reducing stress levels and improving their ability to parent.
The three winners will go live with their crowdfunding projects in September. Each will receive £1000 worth of extra funding towards their Crowdfunder campaign, as well as support and mentoring to create their Crowdfunder.
Helal Uddin Abbas, Grants Manager at Trust for London said: “We believe London community groups can make real change happen through their initiatives that work to improve the lives of those in their local communities.”
And Max Upton, Campaign Manager at Crowdfunder said: “It was great to see so many incredible organisations in Harrow tackling poverty and inequality head on. I’m looking forward to working with the winners on Crowdfunder, helping them to raise the money they need to make change happen in their communities”.
The Connecting Communities (London) campaign launched in Harrow this summer and more programmes will be announced for more areas in due course. For more information on match funding available in your area go to https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/connected-communities or contact Crowdfunder on firstname.lastname@example.org