Shropshire Council has announced a £150,000 fund to make it easier for people in the county to improve their local area. In partnership with Spacehive, the community fundraising platform, the Crowdfund Shropshire programme will enable local residents across the county to access funding for community improvement initiatives exclusively.
The crowdfunding nature of this programme, in collaboration with council funding, maximises the amount campaigners can raise in order to deliver transformational community projects that matter to them.
Shropshire Council and Spacehive are keen to hear from Shropshire residents who have an innovative idea to improve their local area and encourage them to get involved. No fundraising experience is necessary; 65% of Spacehive creators are creating a community project for the first time. Spacehive assists project creators with online workshops, one-to-one support and resources, providing advice on everything from project costs to campaign promotion. For more information visit spacehive.com
The Crowdfund Shropshire launch event is on Wednesday 11 October 2023, at Wem Town Hall, with tea and coffee on arrival for a 2 pm start. There is also an online option for those who cannot attend in person.
Shropshire VCS Assembly, Shropshire Infrastructure Partnership and Shropshire Council are encouraging individuals and community groups to come along and find out more.
All project ideas should be launched on the Spacehive platform and pitched to the available funds by the end of December 2023 for year 1 funding. The programme will extend into 2024.