About Crowdfund North Somerset

About Crowdfund North Somerset

To help make North Somerset an even better place to live, work, study and visit

Crowdfund North Somerset is a new initiative to help make North Somerset an even better place in which to live, work, study and visit. By partnering with Spacehive we aim to provide a new and exciting opportunity for businesses, organisations and residents to come together to develop new ideas, channel energy and creativity and ultimately help us to grow the local economy. This crowdfunding initiative is designed to helping people develop special, unusual, creative and innovative projects that are shaped and used by local people. Projects that will create places that are vibrant and thriving; build on the area’s cultural identity; encourage innovation and collaboration, create job opportunities and improve accessibility and connectivity. We want to empower and bring people together to make places better and help grow prosperity We will pledge up to £5,000 towards innovative projects that meet our eligibility criteria. Further details are on our Fund page.

Areas of interest

Sport & Play Parks & Gardens Arts & Culture Buildings Food & Farming Streets & Infrastructure
Helped the environment Boosted the economy Increased volunteering, jobs & education Supported arts, culture & heritage Promoted activity & leisure

Created by North Somerset Council

North Somerset Council works to make the area a great place to live where people, businesses and communities flourish. Being a great place means that we want all people to have equal access to; prosperity and opportunity, health and wellbeing and quality places.

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We know that local communities and businesses have some of the best ideas as to what will work and bring benefit to their local area. Crowdfunding is a great way to make these vital connections, help ensure these ideas become a reality and get people behind your project to secure that vital funding to make it happen. 

We would really like to see projects that:

• Help the local economy  

• Give local people lasting skills and opportunities to help them find employment or volunteering opportunities.

• Provide support for local businesses

• Respond to a local challenge or opportunity in a creative way.

• Improve the streetscape and public realm in an innovative and creative way.

• Will improve local trading conditions for fellow businesses.

• Use technology in an exciting way.

• Increase footfall in our towns and villages

• Fulfil a defined need and known demand 

• Encourage businesses, community organisations, social enterprise, town and parish councils to work together

• Encourage local purchasing and sourcing 

• Provides ongoing benefits and sustainable beyond receipt of the grant 

• Give an unused or under- utilised space a new lease of life  

• Celebrate and strengthen the special character of the area

These projects might include: creative/enterprise work hubs, creative use of public space, art installations, shop front improvements, bring a disused building back into use, 'pop up' activities, markets and festivals, food focused events and activities;skills and training activities and support for young entrepreneurs. 

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