Lower Manhattan HQ (LMHQ) and Con Edison announced a partnership that will provide New York City non-profits with free event and meeting space to further their missions. The $20,000 Con Edison Bright Ideas grant will allow non-profits to request access to free meeting and event space at LMHQ, a first-of-its-kind collaboration space in Lower Manhattan aimed at fostering the growth and success of the neighborhood’s tech and creative communities. The one-year grant fills a growing need among non-profits for additional space for any number of activities including board meetings, staff retreats, workshops and trainings, as well as providing opportunities to collaborate with peers in their fields. Under this program, any non-profit organization can apply to access space at LMHQ. Each month, organizations will be selected from the applicants, and will be provided access to free meeting space on two Monday evenings and to LMHQ’s 140-seat event space once per month, as available.