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.

Crowdfunding

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.

For more information about crowdfunding and Growing a Greener Britain, a bespoke portal for parks and green spaces, please click here.

Current 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.

Pine Walk Allotment Association secured £6,500 from The Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for all grant programme to install an on-site compost toilet. Access to toilet facilities has enabled plot holders to stay on site longer and has enabled the group to organise a range of community events.

Friends of Glentrammon Recreation Ground and Foxbury Wood secured £48,500 from The Big Lottery Fund’s Community Spaces grant programme to extend their existing play area to include older and accessible play following consultation with nearby schools. Visitors to the play area have increased significantly and it is a valued local resource.

Friends of Biggin Hill Parks secured £49,400 from The Big Lottery Fund’s Community Spaces grant programme to transform an unused area of the recreation ground into a sensory garden that could be used by all the community for relaxation and enjoyment of the green space.

Fundraising Training

We run annual fundraising training courses for community group members. Our half day course gives participants a range of fundraising skills, including how to check if their organisation is ‘funder ready’; communicating the need for a project and developing project budgets.

To date, we have already trained over 100 fundraising champions.

If this is something that you would like to attend, please contact us to find out when our next course is running.

Contact Us

Tel: 020 8460 1406

Email: fundraisingbromley@idverde.co.uk

Office: The Studio, Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3UH