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.
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.
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.
We can offer support with Administrative Help, Budgeting, Business Advice, Business Plans, Campaigning, Copywriting, Event Management, Financial Advice, Fundraising Advice, Legal Advice, Mentoring, Negotiation, Planning, Project Management, Strategy, Team Management, Training, Web Development, Capacity Building, Governance & Charity Legals
If your project will make an improvement to a public open space, then we can consider it. The open space could be a park, playing field, recreation ground, playground, nature reserve, wood or even a cemetery.
The space must be freely accessible to all members of the public, so we can’t fund private schools, or allotments, or anything where access is restricted or you have to pay to get in. The improvement could be better facilities (a new swing), or making it look more attractive (new plants and shrubs) or making it easier for everyone to enjoy (wheelchair access) or making it more of a home for wildlife (bug hotels).
We only offer funding in areas where idverde already works for the Council or your local Housing Association. You can see a list of our locations here, but if you see our vans driving around, you're probably in luck!