Plymouth has been announced as one of the 10 finalists for the Engaged Cities Award through their Crowdfund Plymouth initiative! Needless to say, we’re ecstatic that Plymouth City Council is getting recognised for the amazing work it has been doing for communities in and around Plymouth.

We’re humbled to have had the opportunity to play a part in the positive impact the initiative has been making on the city and the surrounding areas.

What is Crowdfund Plymouth?

By providing match funding of up to £20,000, the Crowdfund Plymouth initiative supports crowdfunding projects that help improve the city. So far, Plymouth City Council has distributed over £300,000 of grant funding to 69 projects who’ve collectively raised over £800,000 from the crowd. That’s a whopping £1.1m raised through crowdfunding for projects like a new playground for Plymouth School of Creative Arts, a children’s theatre, and a community drop-in centre for deaf British Sign Language users.

What is the Engaged Cities Award?

Set up by Cities of Service in 2017, the Engaged Cities Award was created to celebrate city leaders who are working with the community to solve critical problems in their area. By publicising the incredible things that these cities are doing, Cities of Service hope to inspire other cities around the world to do the same.

The Engaged Cities Award was open to any city in Europe and the Americas with populations exceeding 30,000.

In October, three winning cities will be chosen and will go on to receive a minimum of £50,000 each!

Other finalists…

This year, Cities of Service received over 100 applications for the award and the ten finalists are…

  • Plymouth, UK
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aurora, Illinois
  • Bogatá, Colombia
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Flint, Michigan
  • Orlando Florida
  • San Francisco, California
  • Lakewood, Colorado
  • London, UK

We’re working with local authorities across the UK so find out about the extra funding available in your local area.