The idverde Community Investment Fund aims to empower local people to deliver sought after projects that improve their local green space or the public realm, enhance the local environment, and boost the wellbeing of local people.
We know there is no shortage of great ideas and enthusiasm for such projects in our communities, but a lack of cash can prevent great ideas from reaching their potential. That’s why idverde launched its Community Investment Fund, which grants up to £40,000 per year to support community-led projects in the areas where we work. Funding can be granted for a variety of projects and activities, including promotion, marketing, and education, as well as practical equipment and running costs.
The fund is open for applications from formally constituted, not for profit groups, such as charities, volunteer groups, forums, sports teams, societies and schools. Your project must be based in areas where idverde currently operates a contract – check out our main contract locations here, but if you’ve seen our vans driving around, you’re in luck!
Applications can be made through the online crowdfunding platform, Spacehive. Simply register your project on the platform and set a fundraising goal and spread the word about your project to start receiving pledges from your local community. The Spacehive platform will automatically match relevant funds to suitable projects so that you can apply for funding for your project directly through your Spacehive dashboard. If your application to the idverde Community Investment Fund is successful we will add the amount of funding granted to your project as a pledge. Your project will receive the funds from the idverde Community Investment Fund and your other Spacehive pledges when your project reaches its funding target.
Alternatively, you can download a paper copy of the application form here, and return it by post or via email here: firstname.lastname@example.org.