We welcome new and innovative ways of addressing the Council’s priorities. Please see the Fund Factsheet for more information on the projects that are likely to be supported.
The deadline to pitch your project to the Sefton Crowd is the 9th September. Projects should help to deliver the priorities of the Council’s Core Purpose.
There is a £50,000 fund associated with #SeftonCrowd. Upload your project idea now for the chance to get a pledge of up to £5,000 towards your target.
When creating your project on Spacehive, select the project categories which fit your project best. If you feel your project falls outside of these categories, there is support available with this if required. If you have any questions over your eligibility, share your idea with the team here.
Please see the Fund Factsheet for the Eligibility Criteria and the process. You can also see the slides from our latest project creator workshop here.
Create your online project page which will match you to the Community Transition Fund (Crowdfund). Here Sefton Council will ask you some additional questions about your project. To take part, you must complete your project page, pitch to the Community Transition Fund (Crowdfund) fund and submit your project for verification by the 9th September.
The project costs and necessary permissions will be checked by independent verifiers, Locality. This involves checking quotes for all the major items and if you have land owner permission for your project. Learn more here.
Once verified you can set your campaign dates. Run your crowdfunding campaign between September and December. Start by getting lots of small pledges from the community to show local support for your project. This will help unlock bigger pledges.
Sefton Council will review all project campaigns that pitched to the fund in mid-October and successful projects can expect to receive a pledge towards their live campaign early November.
Please note this deadline has passed, but do share your idea with the Spacehive team - if your project is urgent you're welcome to crowdfund on Spacehive at any time, and if you'd like to pitch to the Community Transition Fund we can help get you started in time for the Spring 2021 round.
Would you like the opportunity to pitch for up to £5,000 towards your project from Sefton Council and join a cohort of local project creators?
If so, you must complete your project page, pitch to the Community Transition Fund (Crowdfund) fund and submit your project for verification by the 9th September.