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Closed 17/11/2016

8%
£2,575
raised of £30,000 target by 30 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,575 to build our first prototype

    Belfast, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 17th November 2016

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    WHAT

    The Holding Project is a social enterprise which seeks to build micro-homes for young people and professionals in Northern Ireland.

    As it becomes harder for the millennial generation across the UK to become socially and economically mobile because of housing shortages and costs, The Holding Project allows someone to live for a set period of time in the community through which they will save to a financial goal. This is achieved by holding an agreed portion of a residents rent which is returned to them upon leaving the project.

    The money saved could be used to buy a house, start a business or even travel. The hope is to offer an alternative approach to housing which fosters a sustainable community in eco-friendly, compact homes.

    WHY

    Young people are increasingly marganialised when it comes to housing, particularly those without buffers, or the 'bank of mum and dad'. The private rental market offers limited choices to renters which are, generally, of poor quality. Similarly, it is young people, single people who are in the greatest housing stress as they are lowest on the list to receive social housing.

    In order to address the root cause of the problem The Holding Project aims to effectively allow young people to enter the formal housing market, start a business or travel.

    HOW

    Our aim is to raise £30,000 in order to construct the first prototype for the project. This is based on our current design and costing. By building the first prototype we hope to have a proof of concept through which we can attract further investment and capital in order to complete the target of 20 homes.

    It will also allow young people and potential users to give feedback about the spaces. The money raised here will be used in conjunction with grants from the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and UnLtd who have supported the project from an early stage.

    Visit our website: http://www.theholdingproject.co.uk

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    • The Holding Project4 years ago
      The Holding Project

      The Holding Project

      4 years ago

      A huge thank you all of our supporters so far, the positivity has been incredible. Check out below for the some brilliant rewards for getting involved with THP! Don't worry if you have already donated - you will of course still be eligible. Be sure to leave us your email address so we can contact you after the campaign. Thanks & let's keep the momentum going! - The Holding Project Team.

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    Supporters

    30

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 17, 2016

      £30.00

    • Peter Richardson

      Peter Richardson

      Nov 17, 2016

      Great project - really needed for those who can't afford a home. Good luck Derv.

      £10.00

    • Tony Houston

      Tony Houston

      Nov 13, 2016

      Would love to see this project go further. Great team behind it. Best of luck guys!

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 13, 2016

      Best of luck!

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 8, 2016

      £15.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 8, 2016

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 2, 2016

      £100.00

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    The Holding Project

    The Holding Project

    Belfast, United Kingdom

    The Holding Project seeks to build 20 compact, eco-friendly micro homes in Belfast for young people. The homes will provide transitional living spaces that will enable occupants to save for life goals.

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