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Newsletter of March 2024

Hello Citizen,

As we enter March, Citizenfund continues to build on its dynamic start to the year, with an increasing number of projects and opportunities, setting the scene for a promising 2024! Find out more in just a few minutes.

Two New Projects ?

On February 21st, our validation event took place at BeCentral, where two projects had the opportunity to present their initiatives and exchange ideas with participants.
Many of you attended, and we’d like to thank you all warmly!
Citizenfund cooperators then had 10 days to vote on whether they wanted Citizenfund to invest in these projects. But what were the results?
Vin du pays de Herve, a cooperative developing a Belgian organic vineyard, received 96.8% backing from 32 voters.
Hellow, a cooperative specializing in low-tech housing through the construction of tiny houses, received 80% backing in favor of financing, with 35 voters.

Welcome to the Citizenfund adventure!

Don’t miss in March !

  • On March 28, a special Citizenfund evening will be held at ICHEC (Montgomery)!
    On the program? A panel discussion featuring Alain, co-founder of Citizenfund, Matthieu Henkens, cooperator, and the people behind 2 projects supported by the organization: Sarah Jonet of Imagine Coop and Jeremy Van Mullem of Relieve Furniture.
    We warmly invite you to join us for this evening to meet us, rediscover us or support us!

  • Don’t miss Greenmix’s event at Hoxton Tower on March 21.
    Interested in an evening of networking? Register now!
  • From March 15 to 23, Yuman is organizing a big sale of sustainable fashion in its two stores.
    An opportunity not to be missed!

Projects News…

♻️ Mundo Lab celebrated the inauguration of its sixth center, Mundo Louvain-la-Neuve, a sustainable office space designed for change-makers! They proudly presented this sustainable and circular building at the event.

🙌 Novacitis opened the doors to its long-awaited “La Menuiserie” on March 1st! We invite you to come and discover this coworking space, whether to work there or simply to congratulate the team on this long-awaited opening!

🐎 Hyppy launches a new team building formula in partnership with Impala Coaching, offering work and relaxation activities in the privileged setting of the Boisfort hippodrome and the Bois de la Cambre. All bookings made before March 15 will benefit from a 30% discount on team buildings scheduled for April. Don’t miss out!

📦 Great news for Relieve Furniture: the delivery service is now available on the platform! In addition to offering brand-name office furniture that’s almost brand-new, they also provide delivery right to your door.

👶 Snappies continues to grow at high speed, and was recently honored as one of the 8 nominees for the Circular Business Awards (see you on March 14 to find out the winners!).

📣 Are you located in Wallonia and looking to invest in cyclo-logistics equipment like Urbike’s? The Walloon Region will finance up to 50% of your future electric bike, cargo bike or bike trailer! Want to find out more?

👏 February 22nd, Give a Day successfully organized “Connect & Act”, the first-ever national conference on volunteering and civic action. The event was a resounding success, attracting over 450 participants and hosting 50 high-level speakers in 21 workshops. These workshops were available in three different languages.

⚡ Brupower was in Liège for the European social economy meetings! Find out more here

🌿 Incofin recently invested $5.6 million in a horticultural start-up. Curious to find out more?

🌱 Incredible Company offers you a training course to perfect your gardening skills using permaculture, agroecology and peasantry methods. The Permaculture Vegetable Garden cycle, presented by Martin Hock, is spread over 10 mornings. Are you interested?

🥬 Linked Farm will attend Kiemkracht – the “Food Futures Festival” from March 7 to 9 in Ghent, highlighting agroecology and fair food systems. Don’t hesitate to join them!

♻️ Yuman’s fourth Yutalk has just taken place! Focusing on recycling and the three Rs: “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”, discover the three key lessons of the evening!

🤖 TOMRA Recycling, a company specializing in recycling, has made a major investment in Polyperception by acquiring a 25% stake, enabling them to grow and reach new heights.

🚲 A few months ago, the finance& Economic Transition Fund helped finance HOOBA. Read the article they wrote about this great initiative! 📰

Give meaning to your money…🌱

See you soon !

The Citizenfund team