The Crowdfunding Challenge finishes and ‘That’s Not My Name’

  •  PaulR
  •  02/12/2012
  •  News

The Crowdfunding Challenge is over! What a 6 weeks of learning and fundraising that has been. This week all 9 participating organisations were at the NCVO’s Sustainable Funding conference talking about our experiences and the winners of the challenge were announced. The overall, and very worthy winners were Same Sky with their Burning The Clocks project, which saw them walk away with a lovely big cheque for £1000 and we were thrilled to come runners up along with the Newlyn Art Gallery – and we both received a lovely surprise of £250 each for our charities.

The whole thing has been a fantastic learning experience though and it’s been a great opportunity to think how we could use crowd funding in the future so support our ongoing work. Will we do it again? Yes I think we probably will but not this side of Christmas!

Thank you to everyone who’s supported us over the past 6 weeks. We’re now in the middle of recruiting our new worker to run the Gig Buddies project and we’ve now the funding we need to launch the training programme for buddies.

Thanks to Theresa at and Ros at NVCO and all their colleagues.

That’s Not My Name

We’re also delighted to hear that our friends at 3CR Radio in Melbourne Australia have named their annual Disability Day Celebrations ‘That’s Not My Name’. Inspired by Heavy Load’s infamous cover of the Ting Ting’s No.1 hit single, with all the words changed to deal with issues around hate crime.

The full program for the 12 hour broadcast is now available here and if you can’t tune in they’ll have a podcast available following the broadcast. Amongst other brilliant things they’ll also be playing a selection of protest songs by people with learning disabilities, as featured on our Wild Things series of releases. Click here to find out more. For more details check out their website, follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook.

Support them in standing up against hate crime.

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