About West Sussex Crowd

About West Sussex Crowd

#WestSussexCrowd

Created by West Sussex County Council

Contact us communities@westsussex.gov.uk

West Sussex is full of people with great ideas who come together to make things happen to improve their communities. The West Sussex Crowd helps to connect those ideas that make a positive difference with supporters, to raise funds to make projects happen. Local communities know what they need and crowdfunding is a great way to harness the ideas, energy and resources to make things happen. As part of this initiative there will be a range support available for projects running campaigns, including workshops and webinars. West Sussex County Council (WSCC) is the driving force behind this initiative and has a £330,000 Community Initiative Fund (CIF) for projects running campaigns.This replaces the way WSCC has allocated its funding in previous years. Follow the movement to be notified when the fund is launched on 18th April What are you waiting for? Upload your project to showcase your ideas, inspire others, create energy within your community, gather supporters and make it a reality!

Our Journey

Maple Drive Summer Fayre
Maple Drive Summer Fayre joined West Sussex Crowd 1 day ago

As a non profit organisation any sponsorship, grant or support we get is vital to providing the community with a great summer fayre. There is something for most ages and it also brings local small businesses, hobbyists, groups and clubs together for a great event. We are hoping to have animals, reptiles, lazer maze, assault course, pillow mountain, miniature train rides and other rides. There will be other stalls showing bushcrafts, tombolas, hook a duck, arts & crafts, dance clubs, yoga, beat the goalie, smash crockery, marching youth band and much more. One of the local churches and some of our committee will be selling cream teas or strawberries & cream on the day. There will also be other refreshments like a bbq, doughnuts, ice creams etc.

Great2Create Reducing loneliness in Adur
Great2Create Reducing loneliness in Adur joined West Sussex Crowd 2 days ago

Over 12 weeks between April and July 19 we will bring together a group of 15 pupils from Swiss Gardens Primary School (year 5) and Age UK members from The Shoreham Centre. The children will put together magazines about identity and interview the older ladies and gents. We will deliver 6 creative workshops, a skill swap event, a 'meet an older person' event, a tea and talk event, an enrichment trip and an end of project event launch. Underpinning the programme are harder issues: (a) Best start in life, (b) Independence for later life and (c) Loneliness. Intergenerational work has huge benefits to wellbeing. Stories are told, jokes are made, memories are recalled, wisdom is passed on: children learn about a different way of life, seniors get an insight into how children are living today. Most of the participants ages 9 - 10 are on the Pupil Premium Register (children experiencing disadvantage) and may have talent in art & design but have never attended a creative club outside school.

Discover Your Future: Get Girls Going! started fundraising!3 days ago
Keeping fit for the whole community started fundraising!3 days ago
RVH Community kitchen upgrade
RVH Community kitchen upgrade joined West Sussex Crowd 3 days ago

RedfordVillageHall.co.uk has served the widely dispersed community of Redford for some 60 years. To ensure that the hall continues to be fit-for-purpose in a changing society, an ambitious programme of refurbishment was planned. The work was divided into 3 phases, to enable the hall to be out of action for as little time as possible. Phase 1, a new roof, replacement windows, thermal insulation and internal redecoration, cost £82,000. Phase 2 consisted of external timber recladding, a porch and valuable storage area. Costing £22,850, this work was completed in 2017. The final phase project is estimated to cost £19,920. The kitchen, which is inadequate for some of the larger events that are now held, will be rewired and redesigned to provide a better working space including newly plastered and tiled walls, more storage for equipment, updated appliances and better working surface areas. The floor covering will also be upgraded, along with that of the entrance hall and the toilets.

Go Gardening hit its fundraising target!4 days ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

West Sussex County Council pledged £2,500 to Go Gardening 1 week ago
COMMUNITY CHORAL EVENTS started fundraising!1 week ago