16 Oct The Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire attends the Launch of Crowndfund Shropshire
Shropshire Council has launched a £150,000 fund to make it easier for people in the county to improve their local area, to a room packed full of representatives from the voluntary and community sector at Wem Town Hall yesterday (Wednesday 11 October 2023).
Named Crowdfund Shropshire, the programme, which is being run in partnership with the community fundraising platform, Spacehive, will enable local residents across the county to exclusively access funding for community improvement initiatives.
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