by Make CIC in Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 4th September 2019 we successfully raised £7,205 with 148 supporters in 56 days

We're reviving the millennium garden as part of Make Hamilton Square. Help us create a community garden, urban farm & breathing space.

by Make CIC in Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom

Half Way There!

September will mark 50 years for the building and the conclusion of our crowdfunding campaign.

The 24th of September 2019 will be the 50th anniversary of the building which Make Hamilton Square is beginning to occupy. Initially opened as “The Municipal Offices” in a ceremony by the Mayor, immortalised in a lavish plaque still affixed to the hallway wall.

The listed architects and lead contractor, mentioned on the plaque, now both cease to exist. It’s a reminder for us that this opportunity is here because things change, and that appetite for change is what’s driving a positive attitude towards Birkenhead’s future and a different way of thinking about how to get there.

For Make CIC, that’s all about creating spaces for change to happen. Today we find ourselves at the halfway point of our crowdfunding campaign having already reached nearly 75% of our target raise. This campaign is about helping Make CIC to create that space and to spark the revival the Millennium Garden, which forms part of the area we now occupy. Our plan is to create an outdoor space that’s fundamentally accessible, brings people together and lets people be closer to a vibrant creative community. 

The response we’ve had to our ambition has been unbelievable and we’ve been stunned by the level of support people have pledge. This hasn’t just come as donations, but also as people’s time and their public backing.

With the money raised so far we know we’ll be able to make at least part of our vision for the space in to reality. Rafael, for example, pledge to fund a new greenhouse! If we manage to raise the final 27% then we know we can really make it happen. Furthermore, If we manage to pass the target amount then we could look to add a stretch goal and increase that impact – but let’s get to 100% first!

Please continue the brilliant support you’re giving us and most importantly share in our ambitions to see brilliant things happen for Birkenhead.

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

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'Own the land' sponsor a 3x3 square metre of space

This perk lets you sponsor a 3x3 square metre of space in our community garden. Your pledge will help us to buy all of the important soil, shrubs, plants and bedding materials that will form the foundations of our community garden. You will also be given a certificate with your own unique 3x3 square-metre location of space, courtesy of the app, What3words.

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Your name on our Make Hamilton mural

Pledge £5 and we will add your name to our Make Hamilton mural so that everyone can see that you've helped fund our community garden.

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Bundle of Make stickers

Pledge £10 and you'll get a bundle of our specially commissioned Make stickers, which have been designed by local artist, Tim Devas.

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Hamilton Honey

Get your hands on our first batch of Hamilton Honey, which we will be made from our very own beehives, which will sit on the roof of Make Hamilton.

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4 can's of Hamilton Hops

Get your hands on our very own Make Hamilton Hops Pale Ale, brewed for us by Wirral Based Glen Africc Brewery, we've tested it and its definitely one of our new favourite Beers! **Delivery to addresses in Liverpool City Region only**

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Unique Make print by local artist, Tim Devas

Get your hands on one of our exclusive Make prints, from local artist and friend, Tim Devas.

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Make your own bird box

Join us for one of our bird box courses, where you will be able to make your own wooden bird box, to take home and attract birds to your own garden. This course will introduce you to woodworking, and is a great way to meet new people and pick up a new life skill.

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Trees and shrubs – and add a name or dedication

We need trees to make our garden grow. Your pledge amount will buy us a tree, which will be planted in our community garden for people of all ages to enjoy. Not only will you be helping the local wildlife to flourish, but you'll be contributing to cleaner air in the area. We're also asking for you to name your tree, or to add a dedication or memorial.

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Picnic table – and add a name or dedication

Your pledge will buy us a picnic table that our community can use in our garden. We're also asking you to make the picnic table yours – so if you'd like to add a name, commemoration, memorial or dedication to it, be our guest!

£400 or more

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Beehive – and add a name or dedication

Your pledge amount will help us to buy a beehive, which we will use to create our own Hamilton Honey. Your pledge will also help to improve the local bee population, by creating a more dynamic map of hives in the area. We're also asking you to name your beehive, or add a dedication, commemoration or a memorial.

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Join our Fermentation Course

Join us at Make for one of our fermentation courses with Keith and learn how to make your very own fermented food at home, such as kimchi and Sauerkraut.

£100 or more

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Your pledge amount will bag you one of these unusual illumoonator lights, handcrafted by local artist, Tim Devas. **Delivery to addresses in Liverpool City Region only**

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Produce Pod from Farm Urban

This pledge will get you an amazing Produce Pod from Farm Urban! The Produce Pod is a compact open-source aquaponics system that allows you to grow fresh, healthy produce all year round at home, at school or at work. Aquaponics is a mini-ecosystem inspired by Nature; your fish fertilise your plants and your plants purify the water for your fish.'

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Greenhouse – and add a name or dedication

Your pledge will buy us a greenhouse so that we can grow fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers which need a little more heat and humidity to grow. Everything that we grow in our greenhouse will be used in our community café... We're also asking you to name our greenhouse as part of your donation!

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Shed – and add a name or dedication

Your pledge will buy us a shed for our community garden, so that we can keep all of our tools and gardening equipment safe and secure. We're also asking you to name the shed – so if you'd like to add a name, commemoration, memorial or dedication to it, be our guest!

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