FUNDRAISING, SPONSORSHIP & DONATIONS
Our extensive network of community groups plays an important role in helping us to manage local green spaces, which includes applying for much needed funds to help with improvements in Bromley.
The determination and passion of these groups, including Friends of Parks, Allotment Associations and Sports Managers, is evident through the number of success stories.
idverde’s Fundraising Team:
Our dedicated Fundraising Team works in partnership with these groups and their Community Managers to fundraise for projects identified by the local community that fit in with the short, medium and long-term priorities for each site.
Through support and mentoring, our specialist team guides groups through the fundraising process, providing advice and support along every step of the way, including helping them to:
- Understand the fundraising process in more detail
- Develop strong robust business cases that are attractive to a funder
- Identify the right sources of funding
- Submit successful applications to potential funders
- Deliver externally funded projects including carrying out monitoring and evaluation
Sources of funding are diverse and include grants, sponsorship, donations and in-kind goods and services from a range of potential external funders. By working collaboratively, we are able to design projects to optimise our chances of successful applications and continue to invest in our green spaces.
If you have a Greenspace Project that you would like to discuss with us, please get in touch.
As part of our commitment to improving our service, our team has recently teamed up with Spacehive, the world’s first crowdfunding website for civic projects, to enable our groups to raise funds towards their project from the wider community.
Examples of Projects:
Bowie Bandstand Restoration
We are currently working with the Friends of Croydon Road Recreation Ground and other partners to restore their on-site Edwardian bandstand. It was on this bandstand that the musical legend David Bowie once played and famously wrote one of his songs, Life on Mars. As part of our fundraising activities you can buy a Bandstand Brick which can be personalised with a short message of your choice to commemorate a loved one, celebrate a special occasion or promote your business organisation. The Bricks will be installed in a circular pathway around the newly restored bandstand, once sufficient funds have been raised. To find out more about this project please visit www.bromley.gov.uk/bowiebandstand.