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« Spilnikosht» on Big Idea platform is the first and biggest online crowdfunding mechanism in Ukraine. It helps people find financial support for their projects among colleagues and adherents. Spilnokosht emerged out of need to support creative, media and educational initiatives, and develops in order to fund innovations in such fields as IT, renewable energy and social entrepreneurship.
Investor of Society is a program of cooperation between civic and commercial sectors. It invites businesses to support projects related to their development strategy. According to research, the majority of social projects are supported by Ukrainian business unsystematically. In the long run, it is disadvantageous both to business and sustainable development. The program of venture philanthropy Investor of Society provides a possibility to support projects that create innovations in the company’s sphere of interest.
Big Idea is a platform of active citizens, social projects and educational ideas. Big Idea provides a set of tools for pragmatic idealists who want to develop and implement their projects. The platform offers three services: Spilnokosht – online crowdfunding mechanism; Opportunities – up-to-date announcements about grants, internships, educational programs and travels; Practices – a media journal about social innovations, social entrepreneurship, new business models, ecological awareness, and the theory of change.
Social changes require an environment based on constant learning, mutual responsibility and exchange of ideas. We develop programs for civic and professional communities, projects of public space activation, local and international artistic initiatives. We implement models of cooperation for different stakeholders: SundayBorshch – a project of mini-grants from communities; Generation Celebration – a program of urban transformations supported by local authorities and business; Street Voice – urban festival of interaction between creative class and local communities.
The Street Voice platform is represented by two big cubes, each composed of 27 smaller colored cubes. They can be assembled in different ways: for music concerts, public readings, discussions and work in the Internet (the cube has its own wi-fi point).
The project was launched in October 2010 on Andriyivskyy descent in Kyiv within the framework of the Goethe Institute’s festival “Game Street – Games on the Street”. As part of the program of urban transformations Generation Celebration, the platform has traveled to Uzhgorod, Donetsk, Kherson, Simferopol, and Vinnytsya. The platform’s functions were taken into account by the architecture bureau Zotov&Co to develop a concept of reconstruction of space on Andriyivskyy descent, 22-V. In spring 2011 the Street Voice was held on Andriyivskyy descent as a series of public sessions – concerts and programs, combining festival-like activities and critical approach to the concept of public space.
The Street Voice project has taken part in Euromaidan, Gogolfest, Book Arsenal, Ukrainian Fashion Week and other public events. At different times, the project was supported by the Goethe Institute in Kyiv, Fast Food Systems (Egoisty brand), the US Embassy, Pact Inc., USAIDДетальніше
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