Crowdfund London: Mayor announces the 25 projects he is backing in 2017
The Mayor has announced the 25 community-led projects he is backing as part of the Crowdfund London crowdfunding programme.
These include light installations, cinemas, markets, art spaces, parks, libraries, musical productions, London's answer to New York's Highline and much more.
Now that the Mayor has pledged, it's over to you to ensure the projects reach their targets.
Which of the 25 projects will you support?
1. A new neighbourhood hub for Elephant
Underused parking garages will be transformed into a neighbourhood hub for both work and play.
2. A space for art and nature
A project to transform a car park into a garden and art studio for people with a learning disability.
3. An Oak Sculpture Trail for Furzedown!
Create sculptures from a felled local tree, forming a trail.
4. Art Academy Takeover Newington Library
The currently vacant Newington Library will host public art courses, talks, exhibitions and events.
5. Camden Highline
A disused railway will be transformed into a public park and pedestrian green link between Kings Cross and Camden Town.
6. Charlton Street Market
This project will improve the market environment, aiming to build a stronger intergenerational economic and social hub for the area
7. Create a Suburban Farm for Tolworth
Launch a suburban farming project and generate food for the local area.
8. Creating the Shine Cafe, Turnpike Lane
'Shine Cafe' will be a new coffee shop providing training and income for at-risk locals.
9. Creative Community Space for Catford
A local film set company will bring a derelict space back to life.
10. Cricklewood Library
A new library and community hub will be created on the ground floor of a new housing development.
11. Croydon's Anthem for Peace
A peace-themed musical score and a large scale community performance in Croydon.
12. Crystal Palace Library of Things
Borrow useful items from the Library Hub in Crystal Palace.
13. East London Makerspace (ELM)
The transformation of underused garages in East London into an 'eco' Makerspace.
14. GLOW: Barking and Dagenham Light Festival
Local people in Barking and Dagenham will create a light festival, providing learning and employment opportunities.
15. Horsenden Grape and Honey Farm
A derelict site will be transformed into a farm project creating an orchard, vineyard and bee aviary.
16. Hoxton Hall Youth Music Shout Out!
Young people can learn new creative skills in web design, music production and more at Hoxton Hall.
17. Ladywell Self-Build Community Space
A Community Land Trust intends to self-build a local community space.
18. Our Village Garden Triangle
A new 'village garden' for Rayner's Lane to facilitate community events.
An iconic and much loved local art deco cinema will be refurbished.
20. Sayes Court: The Future of the Garden
A project to explore a park's history and invite the local community to be a part of its future.
21. Southall Light Show
Light installations will create an arts trail across Southall to celebrate its cultural diversity and local heritage.
22. Sustainable Food at Sustainable Bankside
Affordable space for food start-ups will sit alongside a food lab co-designed with the community.
23. Teenage Markets come to Barnet
Stalls and a sound stage will be offered to young people wanting to showcase their ideas.
24. The Brixton Pound Cafe
Better deliver events and workshops as part of a more accessible hub for local people.
25. Tottenham Cafe Connect
Creating a new multi-purpose community hub and café by refurbishing a disused bowling club building.
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