Dublin calling!
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by Tom Shakhli
2M ago
We're delighted that our launch of Crowdfund Dublin City was covered in the Irish Independent. Our team had an excellent time in Dublin meeting our partners as well as the first people looking to take advantage of this new fund and opportunity to bring their community project to life. For more information about this new ..read more
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Why councils should harness citizen power to tackle the climate emergency
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by Aoife Herr
2y ago
If the UK is to hit its Net Zero goals then everybody needs to pitch in. The focus is often on large centralised solutions, enacted at the national level (which will be discussed at COP26 this week), but it is vital too that we enable grassroots communities to make changes at the local level. Many ..read more
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Why communities must have a role in Levelling Up
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by Aoife Herr
2y ago
Levelling Up was the centre of discussions at the Conservative Party Conference last week. But what does it actually mean? At Spacehive, we have been saying for a decade that meaningful regeneration must give communities a direct say and must revitalise our civic spaces. So it was exciting to hear this same message last week ..read more
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Launching soon: Camden Future High Streets Crowdfund
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by Tom Shakhli
2y ago
Spacehive is launching an exciting new crowdfunding initiative with Camden Borough Council to help make the borough’s high streets even more inclusive, sustainable and successful. Camden Future High Streets Crowdfund is a brand new programme that will fund the delivery of innovative, forward thinking projects that support the re-imagining of high streets and recovery for ..read more
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Misha Dhanak appointed as Spacehive’s new CEO
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by Chris Gourlay
3y ago
Spacehive has today announced the appointment of a new CEO. Marketing leader Misha Dhanak, the co-founder and former CEO of award-winning agency, The Romans, replaces Chris Gourlay, Spacehive's founder, who is stepping down as CEO and will join the Board. Founded in 2011, Spacehive has become a powerful springboard for ideas that make local places ..read more
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Let’s help local places #BuildBackBetter
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by Chris Gourlay
4y ago
There’s no doubting the enormous challenges this period has created. For some, lockdown has been very tough indeed. For others simply surreal.  Yet the crisis has also created the opportunity to do things differently.  The team and I have been incredibly inspired by the surge of local organising, the entrepreneurial response by councils, and the ..read more
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Answering questions from our first session with mutual aid groups
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by Tom Shakhli
4y ago
On Tuesday 5 May we held an online session with over 50 mutual aid groups and other organisations coming together to discuss the issues they are having with funding their work. Below are some of the answers to questions that were popular among participants. How can mutual aid groups be taken seriously by local authorities ..read more
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How to effectively fund Mutual Aid groups
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by Tom Shakhli
4y ago
Over the past few weeks we have been having conversations with Mutual Aid groups up and down the country about the work they are doing, and crucially, been prevented from doing, as a result of resources which are starting to run dry. Issues which have come up repeatedly are: Volunteers having to pay out of ..read more
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Helping your community cope with COVID-19
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by Tom Shakhli
4y ago
We're currently gripped by the very real crisis that COVID-19 is causing worldwide. Billions of people are living with restrictions on their movement to slow the transmission of the virus and for many, this is causing strain and even hardship. In response, communities are mobilising using digital tools to recruit volunteers and co-ordinate local action ..read more
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Coronavirus: Let’s pull together
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by Chris Gourlay
4y ago
Let's pull together in this time of crisis  We find ourselves in an extraordinary situation - one which is placing huge strain on communities across the UK. And yet despite this, people are pulling together with ideas for helping their community get through the Coronavirus crisis and bounce back on the other side. It's humbling ..read more
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