Ideas for money
- Do any of the organisations in the campaign have budgets/funding you can pool together to cover costs? Could any staff time be spent on the campaign as their contribution?
- Do you have a supportive funder or commissioner that might contribute towards costs?
In Valencia, the municipal government paid for lead organisation RAIS to support the local network to set-up and run a campaign in Alicante. In Westminster, the local commissioner assisted the early steps of the campaign by providing a small grant.
- As the campaign develops you can apply for funding from trusts, foundations, or individuals; or to use online tools such as Causes, KissKissBankBank and others to crowdfund.
- Many campaign cities have secured pro-bono support from local businesses who want to help. This includes providing fresh food for homeless people and volunteers during their Connections Week; and help with promotion or free venues to use as Connections Week Headquarters.
In Leicester, students and staff from the local university – De Montfort University – helped with the data analysis and findings report.