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£18,500 for building stronger communities: up to £1,000

This fund is for community projects in North London and Hertfordshire.

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Building stronger communities

Crowdfunder and Origin Housing are bringing people together to build stronger communities in North London and Hertfordshire.

Origin Housing provides housing and care services to people from all walks of life across North London and Hertfordshire. They are committed to building strong communities, and helping people to raise funds is a crucial part of that.

The fund is primarily for projects that work directly with Origin customers or communities. Whether you are looking to raise £100 for some new gardening tools, or £5,000 to start a new community library, you’re in the right place.

Origin could pledge 50% of your funding target up to £1,000 – a boost that’s sure to help you get funded. We are experimenting with different ways to support projects; each project is unique and may benefit from a boost at different points in their campaign. 

Once you’re up and running, if we see that you are getting support from the crowd we may boost your campaign up by an initial 25%, we’ll then keep an eye on your campaign and once you’ve gathered more pledges we’ll donate the other 25%. We will see what works for each project – we are flexible about trying new ways to support great projects in our communities!

And, to celebrate Origin’s upcoming development projects in Harrow, we’re currently open to community projects from across the borough – even if you don’t currently work with our customers.

By crowdfunding with us not only will eligible projects get funding, but also expert advice to help you hit your target and make an impact in your community.

Let’s make great ideas happen.

If you would like to start crowdfunding, you can take the first step by hitting the button below.

Start a new project

If you have already started a project, find out how to apply for this fund below.

How to apply

Projects that fit the bill

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To bring together people from Romanian Community in UK for Social, Educational & Cultural activities and events.

Successfully overfunded

  • 45 supporters
  • £2.5k raised
  • 28 days
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BIRD Greater London

To fund our first full-time work-space, and purchase of our own modular recording studio.

  • 159 supporters
  • £15k raised
  • 21 days
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GR;T Documentary Hertfordshire

You’ve seen films about self-harm before. This one will be different. But to do it, I need a bit of a leg up! Help raise some initial funds.

Successfully overfunded

  • 47 supporters
  • £3.1k raised
  • 28 days
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Radiate Community Cafe Greater London

Radiate has helped over 600 vulnerable young people & adults people in harrow to date, we want to keep doing the same.

Successfully funded

  • 17 supporters
  • £2.5k raised
  • 21 days

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Meet Origin Housing

Origin Housing is a charitable housing and care provider, founded on a belief that if good quality affordable housing is to be a foundation for life, it’s about so much more than just bricks and mortar. They work across North London and Hertfordshire, managing over 6,500 homes and supporting thousands more to live independently in theirs. They are committed to investing in the communities in which they work to help both people and neighbourhoods thrive.