Cotswold District Council is inviting residents and community groups to come forward with ideas to improve their local area to a free Crowdfund Cotswold workshop.
Crowdfund Cotswold, the Council’s award-winning crowdfunding platform, is gearing up for the next funding round of the scheme and hosting a free virtual workshop on Monday 17 July at 1 pm for anyone eager to improve their community.
Cllr Lisa Spivey, Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Safety, said: “I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Crowdfund Cotswold's next funding round and a free workshop for anyone with ideas, BIG or small, to improve their neighbourhood. Crowdfund Cotswold has already delivered lots of amazing community projects and we are keen to support residents and groups to come forward with their ideas.
“Community-led projects have the power to transform the Cotswold District and make it an even better place to live, work, and visit. I have been awed at how well the community has come together already to support Crowdfund Cotswold. Since launching in 2021 the initiative has raised over £610,000 for 32 community projects across the district.
“With the success of Crowdfund Cotswold, we would like to invite anyone with ideas to improve their local area to a free virtual workshop that we hope will inspire more creativity and innovation from our residents and local groups.
“The workshop is a great opportunity for passionate individuals and organisations to come together, learn from each other, and gain the knowledge and confidence to turn their ideas into reality. We are excited to see what new ideas will emerge from this event and the positive impact it will have on our community."
If you have a project idea or want to learn more about Crowdfund Cotswold, please sign up for the free virtual workshop now. Book your place on the Crowdfund Cotswold - Project Creator Workshop.
During the workshop, attendees will:
The virtual workshop promises to be an engaging and informative session, equipping participants with the knowledge and inspiration they need to shape the future of their local area.
What is Crowdfund Cotswold?
Crowdfund Cotswold is an online community crowdfunding platform, launched by Cotswold District Council in partnership with Spacehive, where residents, local businesses, the council and other organisations can all pledge money alongside each other to crowdfund projects that improve their neighbourhoods.
What type of projects can Crowdfund Cotswold support?