CityCamp started in Chicago in 2010 as an unconference event focused on innovation for municipal governments and community organizations.
CityCamp has quickly spread across the world and is now hosted by voluntary organisers in over 25 different Cities. CityCamp Is an ‘Open Source Brand’, which means that anyone can start a CityCamp and that no one person or organistaion will own it. CityCamp belongs to all the people who make it happen.
CityCamp Brighton launched in 2011 and hosts a main unconference event each year and then small network events through the year. The annual CityCamp events are held over a three day weekend and follow a participative structure that empowers people to conceive and build ideas for social and community projects that better Brighton and Hove as a City.
CityCamp can then offer funding and support to projects that demonstrate positive, sustainable and viable social impact on the City and its people.
CityCamp Funded Projects
Gig Buddies – www.stayuplate.org
Coats for Kids- www.coatsforkidssussex.wordpress.com
A Healthy Day Everyday – www.healthydayeveryday.org
Change the Future - www.changethefuture.co.uk