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How to build an impact city: nurture neighbourhoods
From an article by Pioneers Post
“Small impact enterprises are a crucial part of a community’s fabric. Their societal impact is tangible, direct - well-connected to neighbourhood and inspiring locals to become more actively involved.”
Should regulations allow dynamic charity takeovers? Currently, charities can consider merging but the number that do that is very small (0.1% of charities). Is the sector therefore risk adverse, inefficient with lots of duplication?
Beam - crowdfunding new career opportunities for homeless men and women
Alex was Inspired to build this platform after getting to know a homeless man at his local Tube station. “What could we do to make a real difference to that man’s life?” The answer lay in giving him the skills to support himself.
Down to Earth - support before a funeral has taken place
From an article by Quaker Social Action
The Quakers have launched an advisory service to try to ease the stress caused by rising funeral costs. They can support people to plan a meaningful funeral that is more affordable.
Funding stable housing for the homeless - Paul's story
"God, if I didn't have this place, I dread to think where I would be, maybe back on the street. Maybe back drinking, I wouldn't know what I would be. Lost."
Bringing healthcare to the people - the last mile
From articles by Living Goods
Living Goods-supported community health workers in East Africa reduced under-5 mortality by 27% and stunting by 7%, all for less than $2 per person annually.
Case studies of local regeneration through crowdfunding
From an article by Nesta
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
From an article from PB Scotland
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.
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.
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