About The Essex Crowd

About The Essex Crowd

The Essex Crowd is all about bringing people together behind good ideas that communities want to see happen. We want to back local good ideas that create connections and bring people together. You’ll have the best idea of what might work in your local area, so why not share your idea and let others join in?

Our Journey

A Basketball court becomes an art piece started fundraising!2 weeks ago
A Basketball court becomes an art piece
A Basketball court becomes an art piece joined The Essex Crowd1 month ago

A Community Art meets Sport Project helping to promote the need for greater investment and engagement in grass roots basketball in the UK and specifically in the Essex region. My aim is to re-imagine an unloved, under-used and poorly maintained outdoor public basketball court in Viaduct Road Park in Chelmsford, Essex by renovating it and installing an exciting and vibrant large-scale work of art on the court and hoop surfaces, in order to reengage the community, promote the sport of basketball whilst inspiring play, health and well-being and strengthen connections through the proven benefits of exercise and engagement with the arts, culture and creativity in a public space.

5 projects started fundraising!1 month ago
Lorkin Daniell Field - Play Equipment
Lorkin Daniell Field - Play Equipment joined The Essex Crowd1 month ago

This campaign is one of the many steps in our community’s journey to raise £55k-£60K to buy & install an amazing new playground for the community’s children. The monies raised from this crowdfunding page will be spent during phase one of a three phase project. Phase one of the project requires us to raise £25k. This amount will allow us to purchase a range of new playground equipment, which will include a fantastic new Zip Line. This I’m sure you’ll agree this will look great in our village park. The great news is that we’re already passed the halfway mark, with a massive £15k already secured from local grants. However we’re not quite there yet! So please, please, pledge however much you can, to support this great project for the children of the village.

3 projects joined The Essex Crowd2 months ago
Save our Community Hub hit its fundraising target!3 months ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

Project Sociability Minibus for Basildon hit its fundraising target!4 months ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

War Memorial Enhancement hit its fundraising target!4 months ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!