These days, Venice seems to capture the crowdfunding scene in Italy. In the past few days, the e-Concept equity crowdfunding campaign has been presented on Ecomill, which launched an electrified pole for the emerging electric boating market. Now, the City of Venice has presented a civic crowdfunding project, carried out in collaboration with Produzioni dal Basso and Fondazione Fenice Onlus.
The initiative is part of the program “La città SIcura di sé”, through which the Municipality intends to support and accompany the realization of innovative and sustainable projects able to meet the needs of the city and its inhabitants.
Read more about the e-Concept equity crowdfunding campaign presented on Ecomill and find the latest finance news with the Born2Invest mobile app.
Projects can be supported on the platform Produzioni dal Basso
The call for civic crowdfunding will officially start in January 2021 and will be addressed to the realities of the Third Sector and non-profit associations of the Venetian territory. The selected projects can be supported through a fundraising on the platform Produzioni dal Basso and, if they manage to reach 50% of the budget thanks to donations, they will be co-financed for the remaining 50% by the City of Venice, with a non-refundable contribution up to $60,000 (€50,000) in total.
“In recent years – said the Councillor Simone Venturini – the City of Venice has worked hard to strengthen social and voluntary networks, both through direct collaborations and through important calls for funding and support of projects carried out by the Venetian associative world. Only in the last year have been published important calls that have generated new and interesting projects at the service of the territory. With the project Crowdfunding Civico we intend to offer a new and useful tool to our associations thanks to which they can explore new funding channels and activate new energy. But it is not enough to offer a new tool, we intend to support the associations that want to participate with training activities carried out by competent and trained people in this field, as well as an ad hoc budget to integrate what the associations will be able to collect thanks to crowdfunding. This tool, already successfully tested in some international and European realities, now also arrives in Venice.”
The call, explained the Councillor Venturini, will be addressed to the territory of the city of Venice, for innovative projects in the social field able to stay alive with their legs even after the funding period. The purpose of the initiative is to enhance and renew the strength of the social fabric of the city of Venice to discover new synergies in the direction of the principle of subsidiarity.
The initiative also includes several training sessions: the first is scheduled on November 24th, while the second is scheduled for December 15th. The meetings will take place online and will be open to all. In addition, the designers of the selected ideas will be supported by Fondazione La Fenice to learn how to make the best use of the crowdfunding tool and communicate their project in the most effective way.
Andrea Grigoletto, Technical Director Fondazione Fenice Onlus added that “The process of Civic Crowdfunding of the city of Venice is one of the main pilot cases at national level and aims to revitalize the city’s territory through social innovation projects. The path offered with the support of Fondazione Fenice in the training and tutoring phase of the project proposals, includes three main stages: understanding the tool of Civic Crowdfunding, significance of innovation, measurement of its impact on the resolution of the problems of the territory.”
Moreover, in order to promote civic crowdfunding, events will be organized on the territory, with the aim of promoting community participation.
DISCLAIMER: This article was written by a third party contributor and does not reflect the opinion of Born2Invest, its management, staff or its associates. Please review our disclaimer for more information.
This article may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “become,” “plan,” “will,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks as well as uncertainties, including those discussed in the following cautionary statements and elsewhere in this article and on this site. Although the Company may believe that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, the actual results that the Company may achieve may differ materially from any forward-looking statements, which reflect the opinions of the management of the Company only as of the date hereof. Additionally, please make sure to read these important disclosures.
First published in Crowdfunding buzz, a third-party contributor translated and adapted the article from the original. In case of discrepancy, the original will prevail.
Although we made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translations, some parts may be incorrect. Born2Invest assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions or ambiguities in the translations provided on this website. Any person or entity relying on translated content does so at their own risk. Born2Invest is not responsible for losses caused by such reliance on the accuracy or reliability of translated information. If you wish to report an error or inaccuracy in the translation, we encourage you to contact us.
Bitcoin Whale Makes Historic Purchase of 1.3 Billion
The massive purchase of Bitcoin reflects a trend of growing confidence in cryptocurrencies as valuable assets for significant investment. The...
11 SEO Trends You Need to Know About in 2024
In 2024, SEO remains indispensable for marketing success. Keep pace with evolving trends to outperform competitors. So, if you’re wondering...
Guarantee Fund in Italy Brings Maximum Business Coverage to 5 Million
While awaiting this approval, it will be possible, only for SMEs and professionals, to use the new method which provides...
BitForex Exchange Suddenly Disappears and No Longer Responds to Users
It is still too early to declare whether the exchange is indeed dead or whether it will one day come...
CaSRevolution Raises 1.3 Million on CrowdFundMe to Develop Treatment for Alzheimer’s
CaSRevolution is developing a treatment for Alzheimer's disease by exploiting an innovative approach with the aim of stopping or at...