3Space, a charity who negotiate with the owners of empty property to allow other charities and community projects access, have an exciting competition.
Read on to find out how you could win up to £1,500 and free access to an empty store for your dream charity project!
Empty shops blight our high streets, it’s estimated 30% won’t be used for retail ever again, yet charities funding is being cut and community centres are closing.
Which is why 3Space are delighted to announce ‘High Street Hijack’, a competition to reward charitable organisations who can come up with innovative and creative ideas about how they can temporarily use these vacant spaces. Yes, that’s right we’re looking for charity pop-ups, community projects or anything else that you can come up with centred around the occupation of one of our empty units.
All you have to do is come up with something truly original and impactful. To balance this we want to see applications that are feasible and that you’ll be able to get off the drawing board. Past projects have included social enterprise incubation, drop in centres and community education workshops. More examples of past projects in our spaces can be found at our website.
Not only will the winning project get FREE use of an empty retail unit, but you’ll also receive up to £1,500 to help you pull off something that is not only memorable but that will also be of a real benefit to the surrounding community and your organisation.
So what are you waiting for, get planning how you could take over an empty shop to benefit the community!
Register your interest by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and keep an eye on www.3space.org and @3spaceorg for updates on how to apply.
- You must be a registered charitable organisation or social enterprise based in the UK
- All entries must be submitted by 10 November 2011
- The judges will select the top 5 entries, and then there will be a public vote for the overall winner from 23-30 November 2011.
Projects will be judged on:
- Originality & creativity
- Reach & benefit
- Community involvement
The winner will be announced on 1 December 2011