Funding programme available for community projects in Pollards Hill, Merton

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Moat Foundation announces partnership with community fundraising platform Spacehive with almost £50,000 available for community projects across Pollards Hill (Merton), as well as Stanhope (Ashford) and Maldon (Essex).

Moat Foundation has announced the ‘Moat Foundation Community Fund,’ a funding programme that will see nearly £50,000 delivered to support community projects across Pollards Hill (Merton), Stanhope (Ashford), and Maldon (Essex).

In partnership with Spacehive, the community fundraising platform, the programme will enable residents in Moat Foundation regions to exclusively access funding for community improvement initiatives. Ideas could involve enhancing green spaces, sustainability initiatives, improving the health and wellbeing of communities, and promoting social inclusion and diversity.

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Residents will have the chance to propose and crowdfund transformative projects that will benefit the local community such as community gardens which can have a positive impact on both wellbeing and the environment.

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Depending on the project's location, Moat Foundation could contribute between £1500 and £5000 towards the project target (provided it does not exceed 50% of the total project cost).

Moat Foundation and Spacehive are keen to hear from residents of Pollards Hill, Stanhope, and Maldon who have ideas on how to improve their local area. No fundraising experience is necessary - 65% of Spacehive creators are starting a community project for the first time. Spacehive assists project creators with online workshops, 1-2-1 support and resources, providing advice on everything from project costs to campaign promotion.

Moat Foundation and Spacehive are hosting two online workshops on 25th July, 10.30am to 11.30am and 8th August, 12pm to 1pm where interested community groups can find out more information, including tips and advice on how to launch a crowdfunding campaign.

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Mumtaz Samad, Head of Moat Foundation, said “We are delighted to launch our new crowdfunding initiative with Spacehive. With the support of Moat Foundation funding and our new crowdfunding community, we look forward to launching some great projects which have a positive impact on our customers.”

Misha Dhanak, CEO of Spacehive, said: “The Moat Foundation commitment to building more cohesive communities perfectly aligns with Spacehive’s mission. We’re proud to partner with Moat to help their residents and the wider communities drive transformative and positive change in their local area”.

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