Crowdfund Worcestershire has been launched by Worcestershire County Council to help local organisations gain funding through the Spacehive crowdfunding platform – https://www.spacehive.com/movement/worcs
Worcestershire County Council has a funding pot of £85,000 available through Crowdfund Worcestershire to support organisations in their bid to help in the county’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic – https://www.spacehive.com/movement/worcs/supporters
This is an opportunity for organisations that have project ideas, which need financial backing, to create a project on Spacehive and pitch for a pledge via the Crowdfund Worcestershire platform by 30th September, clearly outlining how they may be able to help maintain progress in these five key areas:
o Food Poverty – predominately focused on families.
o Social isolation/befriending – looking at virtual community connections / or adapted schemes that comply with social distancing.
o Return to work – helping people prepare for a return to work or helping them into work.
o Maintaining our volunteering offer – helping to create a legacy of community and volunteer action post Covid-19.
o Healthy Communities – activities to improve the health and wellbeing of your local community.
Projects may also qualify for pledges from the County Councillor’s Divisional Fund.
In addition, organisations in Malvern Hills and Wychavon will also have the chance to tap into pledges for community based transport projects. This funding, via the same Spacehive platform, will be led by Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils and there’s pledges of up to £50,000 up for grabs for this first round.
If you would like to find out how you can create a project and access funding please register for the FREE on-line events taking place on the 13th August and 4th September by visiting https://www.spacehive.com/movement/worcs/news Project Creator Workshop and click on BOOK A PLACE.