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 21st April.
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 April and July. 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 early June, and successful projects can expect to receive a pledge towards their live campaign early July. We therefore recommend you set your campaign deadline for the end of July, but if you need funding sooner, the Spacehive team are on hand to support you! See the About tab for more information.
Sefton Crowd will be running a spring funding round with a deadline of 21st April. Along with pledges from your local community, there is an opportunity to get a pledge from the Council of up to £5,000 (max 40% of your crowdfunding target, whichever is lower) to help you on your way towards making your idea a reality.
Projects should help to deliver the priorities of the Council’s Core Purpose. We are also interested in supporting projects that answer our call for ideas which put local people at the heart of the efforts to help Sefton recover from the pandemic. Take a look at our Fund Factsheet for more information.
Join the Spacehive team at our upcoming workshops and read the steps below to learn how to get involved: