£50k available for ‘community-led ideas’

£50k available for ‘community-led ideas’

by Tom Martin (June 2022)

A £50,000 fund has been launched to support community-led ideas in Sefton that will help the borough to become more “vibrant, resilient, and connected.”

Sefton Council has launched the funding as part of its digital crowdfunding initiative called Sefton Crowd.

Working in partnership with Spacehive, the UK’s leading civic crowdfunding platform, Sefton Crowd is an initiative that gives residents with an idea to improve their community the opportunity to gain funding via Spacehive’s crowdfunding platform.

Sefton Council has allocated a total of £50,000 to the programme, with up to £5,000 available to help boost projects towards their funding target.

More than £111,000 has already been raised for 21 local projects, by more than 860 backers.

Councillor Trish Hardy, Cabinet Member for Communities said: “I can’t wait to see the range of ideas that our communities put forward. Local people are best placed to understand the challenges and opportunities in their local area and this model puts them and their ideas in the driving seat.

“I’m also calling on companies and organisations that care about Sefton to join us in offering support to project ideas, whether funding or in-kind, so we can support the success of locally-led campaigns.

“The more people that get involved in Sefton Crowd, the more inspiring local places we can create together.”

The deadline to put forward ideas is September 14.

To apply, visit the website: www.spacehive.com/movement/seftoncrowd

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