About Crowdfund North Somerset

About Crowdfund North Somerset


Created by North Somerset Council

Contact us business@n-somerset.gov.uk

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.

Our Journey

Code+Make started fundraising!1 week ago
Code+Make joined Crowdfund North Somerset1 week ago

The ‘Mobile Maker Space’ will deliver inspirational coding and 'making' activities using micro:bits, RaspberryPis, Arduinos, electronic components for paper circuits, soft circuits using textiles, and more. Codingbug will travel to primary and secondary schools around North Somerset to offer workshops to different year groups. The workshops will be tailored to suit the students' school year and will support the STEM primary and secondary curriculum. Teachers will benefit from the ‘Mobile Maker Space’ by observing their students collaborate during the workshops and using the knowledge gained to challenge their students in the classroom. The funding will cover the cost of the hardware and the cost of delivering the first ten workshops. Schools may need to pay for future workshops and more funds will be required to cover cost of consumable materials. However, I intend to work with local companies who wish to sponsor the delivery of workshops.

Community Radio for Weston-super-Mare
Community Radio for Weston-super-Mare joined Crowdfund North Somerset1 week ago

The station will initially broadcast via the internet however our longer term aim is to apply for Ofcom licencing which will allow us to broadcast on FM/DAB. Community radio stations deliver wide benefits to people in the areas in which they broadcast. This includes offering training and work experience opportunities, contributions to local education and providing a voice to those, such as older people or speakers of minority languages, who may find it harder to access the media. RadioWSM will enable local residents to raise issues that are relevant to them, promote community cohesion by bringing together voices from varied cultures and serve sections of our community typically ignored by mainstream media. The station will be run on a not-for-profit basis and staffed entirely by volunteers from the local community. It will cover its operating costs through membership subscriptions and local community advertising.

Re-Open Wood Lane Quarry
Re-Open Wood Lane Quarry joined Crowdfund North Somerset1 month ago

We want to transform the currently disused Wood Lane Quarry into a versatile outdoor space that can be used for children's play, exploration and learning, community group hire, storytelling, natural sciences, outdoor education, well-being and more. The quarry has a small amphitheatre and we and we will bring this back to life with storytelling, drama workshops, recitals and plays. We need to raise £16,000 to commission essential work to the tree line around the quarry, fund a rock face survey and any subsequent work, install a compostable toilet with solar lighting and build shelters. Play Wild C.I.C. is a not for profit organisation providing outdoor play and education services in North Somerset running sessions for families, community groups, early years settings and schools. We've been given the opportunity to lease the quarry in Weston-super-Mare but we need your help to make this happen! Just £5 will go a long way in creating this unique community space!

1 projects started fundraising!1 month ago
Bring the Fringe to Weston hit its fundraising target!3 months ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!