Create Church Street is a £150,000 fund that supports creativity within the Church Street regeneration area. The fund will support creative and environmental projects delivered for and with people living in the Church Street ward and Paddington Green estate.
A new initiative created by Westminster City Council in partnership with crowdfunding platform Spacehive, Crowdfund Westminster is designed to enable Westminster residents and businesses to support creative, diverse projects that will benefit our communities.
Organisations and individuals aged over 16 are welcome to take part. It doesn’t matter where you are based, as long as your project benefits the community within the Church Street ward and Paddington Green.
Watch these short videos to hear from individuals who have already taken part in Create Church Street.
Organisations can apply for up to 80% of the cost of their project to a maximum of £8,000, and individuals can apply for up to 80% of their costs to a maximum of £4,000.
We are using our crowdfunding platform to decide which projects to support. You will need to pitch your project to the community and the projects that gather the most support will receive additional funding from Create Church Street. The beauty of this approach is that we will also be able to match your project to other funding streams where appropriate. There’s more detail on Crowdfund Westminster.
There are two funding rounds a year in the Spring and Autumn for Create Church Street. Please check here to apply.
Whether this is your first time creating a project or you're a seasoned community organiser, we have an online workshop which will be an opportunity to learn everything you need to know in order to create and run a successful crowdfunding campaign.