Investing in CCIs and spillover effects to shape the city’s future
Several structures and tools have been supported under the Rotterdam CCIs work programmes implemented since 2008 (new housing facilities as part of urban regeneration plans, ad hoc funds, support agencies, etc.) and some of them have led to praiseworthy achievements. The municipality does not always directly initiate these initiatives but plays a very active role as a facilitator, making sure grassroots initiatives are successful. This can translate into direct financial support or connecting people and organisations to match skills and capacities towards making the most of creative projects.