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Case studies of local regeneration through crowdfunding
Examples of crowdfunding models used to fund projects which are owned and run by the communities they serve, enabling community-led regeneration and boosting local resilience.
Reducing the cost of the school day for disadvantaged families
A project aimed at reducing the disadvantage poorer families experience in meeting the cost of the school day has seen high levels of participation from children, their families, parent council members and school staff.
Neighbourhood soup 
Why not hold the occasional micro-granting event to help highlight and fund local projects in your community? A collaboration, a meal together, a platform for connection, a safe space, community helping fund its own people and a forum.
U-Turn - a sustainable way to address the needs of the homeless 
A pathway out of homelessness which engages the community, links with specialist support services, develops life skills and gets people into employment whilst generating income from social enterprise.
Participatory Budgeting - 2  
Four Church of Scotland congregations had £5,000 each to distribute and a total of 28 community projects were funded.
Participatory Budgeting - 1
Expanding the imagination about democracy could help to focus resources on the projects that are most meaningful to local communities.
Fundraising toolkits 
The Diocese of London has produced a set of guides for churches to use to engage their congregations and communities or apply to trusts and foundations for support.
Something exponential is possible when we release what we have been given to steward 
The story about how the church in Chicago came to be giving 200 cars away a year.
Christian funders and grant-making: an analysis
Who are the Christian funders who give to multiple organisations, what they are doing and what the future of the sector might look like?
Purpose businesses - redesigning business for social impact
Recently there has been a Kickstarter campaign for designing 'The Purpose Hotel'. It was oversubscribed. The concept is based on guests, who use the hotel, 'changing the world while you sleep'.

Events (2 found)

Good Finance Live Midlands - Birmingham
@BVSC 138 Digbeth Birmingham B5 6DR
Are you a social enterprise, charity or community organisation who are trading and making an income from that activity? Are you currently exploring ways to scale up that activity or finance new plans? Good Finance Live is an opportunity to: Meet social investors in our marketplace Hear from organisations who have used social investment Learn about support programmes and funds Network with peers There will also be a rolling demo of Good Finance to help you navigate the world of social investment.
How to Fundraise for Social Outreach in Churches - London
@Diocesan House, 36 Causton Street Westminster SW19 4AU
A 2-hour interactive workshop providing advice and guidance for churches. We will look at how churches can raise money to respond compassionately to the needs they see in their parish and community. Whether that is... setting up a debt advice centre offering provision for the homeless helping with food poverty other issues if you need to raise money to get going, where do you start? If you need to keep a project running that's already going but struggling for funds, where can you go?

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