A few months ago we asked businesses in the city to contribute £20.24 per month (until December 2024) into a philanthropic community fund called ‘The LAB Fund’. Fifty business have taken up the challenge to date, and we’re delighted to say that, as a result, we’ve now almost £4k in the pot, individuals can now contribute – and that we’re finally opening applications to give the funds back to the most deserving local projects and enterprises.
Thank you to the local businesses and individuals who have backed the fund to date. We’ve made a great start, but it’s just the beginning and we want to continue to grow the fund so we can do even more good in the months and years ahead, so please consider adding yourself and/or your business as a paying member.
We’ve three awards to give away in our first round of funding, each with an particular emphasis on helping either private or social enterprise, and the application process is incredibly easy.
So if you are currently working on (or considering) a new business/project which you feel will add value to the city either by being a successful enterprise with growth potential, doing some meaningful good, or simply is something unique/interesting that adds to the attraction and appeal of the city – you are free to apply to be in consideration for funding. We are looking to hear from interesting, innovative and inspired ideas, which have the potential to make a difference.
Head over to our application page to get the ball rolling and tell us about what you are hoping to achieve.
Remember, can also keep up to date with the fund, in 100% real-time, on our new Live Dashboard, which shows all the financial transactions and activity as they happen.