{{ 'About' | translate }} Crowdfund Sunderland

{{ 'About' | translate }} Crowdfund Sunderland

From music festivals to art installations, guerrilla gardening to pop up markets, Crowdfund Sunderland celebrates the innovation and creativity of the city. Through this programme, local organisations can fund and deliver projects which matter to their local area. Along with workshops and tailored support, there will also be a fund of £50,000 available from the council to support crowdfunding campaigns in the city, with a maximum pledge of £5,000 available per project. As part of this programme, we are running a Spring 2020 funding round with a deadline of the 24th of March to get involved. We are also running a free crowdfunding workshop on the 13th of February to provide addition advice and support for interested groups and individuals. See below for a full breakdown of the process, event registration and the key dates to be aware of.

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The Soldier's Return - Opera
The Soldier's Return - Opera joined Crowdfund Sunderland2 days ago

Opera Sunderland commissioned a short opera The Soldier’s Return that tells the lesser-told stories of real-life experiences of present-day war veterans’, which have been gathered in partnership with veterans’ organisations in the City. The opera will provide new opportunities for Sunderland residents who are keen to sing and be involved in the arts. Funding will enable us to start rehearsals and public performances of the commissioned opera, involving an intergenerational cast of 30/40 performers. We will recruit our cast using public and school workshops, and they will then take part in three months of rehearsals leading up to 4 public performances. We plan to: • Provide 38 participatory opportunities • Engage 208 local participants • Produce 4 fully staged performances; Jun 2020. • Reach 560 live audience • Provide opportunities for 16 local volunteers; chaperoning, set building, stage management, costume making & front of house.

Celebrate Silksworth Colliery
Celebrate Silksworth Colliery joined Crowdfund Sunderland1 week ago

New Silksworth is a former coal mining village, located straddling the boundary between the villages of Tunstall, and Silksworth. The former colliery being situated to the north west of the village near to the Gilley Law. A miners life was not an easy one, working conditions underground were very dangerous and the work very arduous. 126 people lost their lives at Silksworth Colliery. When Silksworth Colliery closed in 1971 it was a massive blow to the local community as many of the local people and businesses relied on the colliery for their livelihood. Just about all remnants of the former Silksworth colliery have now gone and the former mine site has since been converted into Silksworth Sports Complex. November 2021 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the closure of the Colliery on 6th November 1971. We would like to raise funds to place some memorabilia around the local community November 2021 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the closure of the Colliery on 6th November

2 projects started fundraising!1 month ago
Plays in the Parks 2020
Plays in the Parks 2020 joined Crowdfund Sunderland1 month ago

<b>We are in the process of securing council permission to host this project across various parks in Sunderland. We are extremely confident in securing this, but in the unlikely event that permission is not granted, this project will not go ahead and no funds will be transferred to the project from backers.</b> Following on from the previous years success we will stage 3, outdoor, promenade productions suitable for all the family, in 3 different parks across the city. The funds raised will contribute to the cost of costumes, props and help provide a wage for the actors and crew involved. These funds will be added to donations collected at the shows (in place of ticket cost -allowing greater access). These exciting and engaging plays will not only provide work for local creatives, but work placements for Uni Students and work experience placements for school students. The events also offer volunteer placements for a range of community organisation and individuals.

1 projects joined Crowdfund Sunderland2 months ago