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 18th September 2019. In 2019, we particularly welcome projects that encourage friendships and connections between people as part of Sefton’s Year of Friendship and projects that promote civic pride where people are taking an active role in improving the local environment.
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.
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.
Please see the Fund Factsheet for the Eligibility Criteria and the process.
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 18th of 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.
Once verified you can set your campaign dates. Run your crowdfunding campaign between late 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 late October and successful projects can expect to receive a pledge towards their live campaign by the end of November.