Leicester City Council has launched a new initiative for funding community projects. They have linked with SpaceHive, a crowdfunding platform (a website that provides a means for people to pledge money to projects), to create CrowdFund Leicester. They have also created a budget of £100,000 for community engagement, which will be allocated to some projects that come forward through CrowdFund Leicester, up to a maximum of £10,000 each.
As part of this project, the council has also made four areas of land in the city available for community projects, These include the area at the end of Kenwood Road, bordered by Kenwood Road, the bowls club, the brook, Church Lane and the end of Balmoral Close, which they have called ‘Kingsmead Road Green Spaces’.
The idea is that community groups should come up with projects to use these areas of land. The City Council is not yet clear on whether they would transfer ownership or make the land available at a peppercorn rent.
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