The Commons Fund

Projects Community

If you are interested in becoming part of the Projects community for The Commons Fund then this is the place to start.

Becoming a Project

To become a Commons Fund project it’s important to understand what is in scope and what is out for funding. It is also important to understand that in building the Projects community, we are building a peer-to-peer governance and every project will be required to participate in developing that governance, based on our CoP Principles and other governance and monitoring shown below.

IN scope
  • Funding people at living wage for up to 2 years
  • Teams of 2-12 people
  • Global geographic scope
  • Age 16+ (educational feeds are interesting to TCF. Teachers or supporting staff could be beneficiaries)
OUT of scope
  • Too Early: Disaster / IDP / poverty / famine / short-term relief.
  • Too Late: Non-seed funding, Large capital, scaling, commercial VC etc,.
Governance
  • Only funding unique people (a tech to provide this)
  • Monthly value exchange. (story capture and peer input, reviews, reporting to funders)
  • Other “organisational” partners manage the outreach to actual beneficiaries.

MEET THE PROJECTS

The Commons Fund Project Leaders

Michael Haupt

Michael Haupt

The Valley of Grace

Situated 90 minutes from Cape Town, South Africa, stands as a groundbreaking action research initiat...

Christopher Broadbent

Christopher Broadbent

Planet Earth Games

Planet Earth Games was created in 2019 bringing together sport and physical activity with sustainabi...

Geoff Carss

Geoff Carss

Wilder Sensing

The venture mission is to better understand how biodiversity is changing through analysing vast quan...

Carolyn Dare

Carolyn Dare

Somerset Biochar

(Blackdown Hills Transition Group / Blackdown Hills Eco Hub / Trim Plants (nursery) Project Lead: Ca...

Lady Val Corbett

Lady Val Corbett

Returning Citizens

Jobs are crucial to people released from prison. UK reoffending rate – highest in Western Europe - i...

Jimmy Paul

Jimmy Paul

The Scottish Violence Reduction Unit

The VRU unit is part of Police Scotland. Their mission is to reduce violence. Jimmy would like to pu...

Haleem Clift

Haleem Clift

Young Leaders

Speaker, film maker, young person influencer. B2M Productions is a creative youth-based media compan...

Maggi Philbin

Maggi Philbin

TeenTech

We run lively initiatives with a supporting Award scheme to inspire 15,000 young innovators of the f...

Mayssam Daaboul

Mayssam Daaboul

The 4th Sector - Lebanon

With 6 international partners, The 4th sector Lebanon aims to use Blockchain to empower local commun...

Phil Atkinson

Phil Atkinson

4wardFutures

4wardFutures is a registered charity working in England and Wales, committed to revolutionising the...

Giovanni Gambacorta

Giovanni Gambacorta

Supportive Citizen Credit System

The SCCS facilitates community-driven economic growth by matching local needs with local providers,...

Hugo Mathecowitsch

Hugo Mathecowitsch

Tools for the Commons

Open Governance Protocol
Regenerating access to public goods & services, enabling abundance and...

Pankhuri Shah

Pankhuri Shah

co-Founder, Project DEEP

moved to the development sector after half a decade in private-sector consulting at BDO India. In he...

Muzamil Baig

Muzamil Baig

co-Founder, Project DEEP

Been in the social sector for the past 3.5 years, most of which he has spent working with communitie...

How to get onboard

If you have a project and would like to join to the Commons Fund Project Community you will need to take the following steps:

  • Step 1: Join the next Project Overview meet
  • Step 2: Complete a Value Exchange, including details of your project, the team involved and your organisational partner who will help with admin
  • Step 3: The Community will review your submission, measured against a minimum viable governance, and agree, or not, to support your project into the community. If accepted:
  • Step 4: Become an active peer-to-peer participant of The Commons Fund Project Community

Interested in taking the first step?