NOT ON AMAZON CIC
Since it was created in late 2020 NOT ON AMAZON has gone from being a Facebook group where creative business owners can promote their work, to being just one part of an organisation which has virtual ...
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About NOT ON AMAZON CICSince it was created in late 2020 NOT ON AMAZON has gone from being a Facebook group where creative business owners can promote their work, to being just one part of an organisation which has virtual regional hubs across the UK, hosts in-person markets and aims to provide small scale funding for artists and community groups.
2023 will be the year that NOT ON AMAZON CIC starts to help more people in more different ways. In the very near future we're going to be able to start accepting applications for funding from individuals and small organisations.
In the donations tab on our buymeacoffee.com/NOTONAMAZON page we've swapped the word "Coffee" for "Artist's Future" because when you make a donation to our fund you're doing more than buying our team a coffee, you're actually helping secure the future of The Arts and paving the way for Future Artists by helping us provide a platform for their work and funding for projects.
Having tried to navigate the mysterious and opaque world of "Official Funding" ourselves, our long term goal is to be able to provide a simple way for creative artists or community groups to access the money they need to get small projects off the ground.
Our criteria hasn't been set yet but we're not going to give start-up cash or business development grants and we don't intend to give out single large amounts to individuals. We'd like to be able to help people to access basic art equipment and materials and give them the opportunity to experiment. As for community events, when setting these up there are only so many things that goodwill will cover, everything else costs money. That's where NOT ON AMAZON CIC wants to be able to help.
With over 200,000 members in our Facebook group we're in a unique position to organise very large scale fundraising events and help turn more people's dreams into reality than we have since our inception.
If you would like to know more about our community interest company please visit notonamazon.org