Community-led projects across the borough, designed to improve Ealing and make it a happier and healthier place to live, are looking for local support.
Projects ranging from an Ealing writing trail, a borehole in Brentham allotments, creative media development and more are crowdfunding to secure the funds to bring their projects to life.
The council has committed to provide up to 50 percent match-funding from its Future Ealing Fund to those that secure enough public backing to reach their fundraising goal.
The Spacehive website lists each of the projects, the financial support they need and the steps they are going to take to turn their idea into reality.
Councillor Jasbir Anand, cabinet member for thriving communities said: “I know local people really care about their local area and Ealing’s community and its diversity has always been a strength. The groups behind these ideas are part of a huge community-led effort to make our borough better post-COVID, and they need our help.
“As a council we want to support them but they need their neighbours to support them too. Every pledge made matters, regardless of how big or small it is, so have a look at the ideas and see if one you would like to back one of them.
“One has already successfully reached its target, Saving Ealing Swifts raised £11,140 with a pledge from the council of £3,570.”
The live crowdfunding campaigns, their targets and deadlines for achieving them are below. Projects that do not hit their target will not receive any funding either from resident’s pledges or the council.
Borehole for Brentham Allotments needs just over £1,400 by 21 January 2022. The council has pledged £7,000
Southall Park Drinking Water Fountain hopes to raise £5,350 by end of January 2022. The council has offered a pledge of £5,702
Garden Share Loneliness & Food Poverty has £589 to raise by end of January 2022. The council has offered a pledge of £646
Creative Media Development in Ealing has until 21 January 2022 to raise just over £4,700. The council has offered a pledge of £3,966
Discover Bedford Park with poet WB Yeats will need to raise just over £11,990 by mid-February 2022 to reach their target. The council has pledged £8,000
Ealing Writing Trail has a target of just over £11,600 by mid February 2022. The council has pledged £8,426
Academy Fields Nature Reserve is aiming for just over £11,500 to reach their target by the beginning of March 2022. The council has offered a pledge of £8,000
Councillor Anand added: “If you have a good idea of your own and feel inspired to put it into action, take a look at our website (link www.dosomethinggood.org.uk/fundraising) for more information.”
Details of past projects that have secured funding are available on the Spacehive website.