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Mayor Sadiq Khan invests more than £400,000 in community projects

Thursday July 27th, 2017

Light installations in Southall, digital art for Hackney youngsters and creating Camden’s answer to the New York Highline public park are among 25 community-led projects the Mayor of London has pledged to support through his Crowdfund London initiative (July 27th).London_5437927XLrg

Khan has pledged up to £40,000 to each of the projects, which have been selected from nearly 80 ideas from community groups who want to regenerate their local areas.

Earlier this week they drummed up further support at a live ‘pitch and pledge’ event at City Hall.

This ground-breaking programme, run in partnership with London-based civic crowdfunding website Spacehive and backed by the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP), invites communities to come together and propose ideas to regenerate their local areas, with the support of City Hall, local residents and beyond.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said:

Crowdfund London represents a pioneering way for Londoners to drive regeneration of their local area from the grass roots up.

It is inspiring a new generation of civic leaders and helping them unlock creative and innovative ideas for their communities.

I’m pledging support to an extraordinary range of local groups for projects that will help strengthen their local places and make London an even greater city.

I’m calling on Londoners to join me and help make these projects a success.”

 

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