{{ 'About' | translate }} West Sussex Crowd

{{ 'About' | translate }} West Sussex Crowd

Th next deadline to upload your project idea and pitch to CIF is Thursday 28 May 2020! 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. There is 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 £140,000 Community Initiative Fund (CIF) for projects running campaigns. This replaces the way WSCC has allocated its funding previously. What are you waiting for? Upload your project to showcase your idea, inspire others, create energy within your community, gather supporters and make it a reality!

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Hollands Way Playground Project hit its fundraising target!3 days ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

Worthing CC Dynamos
Worthing CC Dynamos joined West Sussex Crowd 1 week ago

To celebrate the introduction of the new Dynamos cricket initiative, we are planning an end of programme social event to include a free BBQ and individual rewards for every child that takes part. In addition, we are aiming to raise funds to upgrade our first-aid kits to support the activity.

Expand and Grow the MenWalkTalk offer
Expand and Grow the MenWalkTalk offer joined West Sussex Crowd 1 week ago

MenWalkTalk is currently happening in Littlehampton/Rustington and Ferring. MenWalkTalk offer a free 'walk and talk group' with the aims and ethos to encourage men to get out, join in a walk, talk openly, and break the stigma around men and mental health. It also aims to build community networks and reduce social isolation by facilitating men’s walk & talk groups on a fortnightly/monthly basis in varying communities and with funding support we can provide Mental Health training opportunities for volunteers to lead their own walks and start offering MenWalkTalk groups in more areas across the county. Linking in with local businesses to provide better links for men and mental health, supporting workplaces to identify better working practices encouraging teams to walk and talk. Also raising a higher profile around Men and Mental Health. MenWalkTalk also makes sure that men are signposted to local specialist support, following government safeguarding adults policy when appropriate.

Coaching at West Wittering Cricket Club started fundraising!2 weeks ago
Burgess Hill CC Dynamos Cricket
Burgess Hill CC Dynamos Cricket joined West Sussex Crowd 2 weeks ago

We need to recruit, train & reward volunteers to help deliver Dynamos Cricket this season. After England's World cup success, there is a massive increase in the number of children in Burgess Hill who want to start playing cricket having been inspired by the likes of Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler. Our club is running the ECB's new programme for 9-11 year olds, Dynamos Cricket, as a way of supporting the demand for cricket but we rely on volunteers to give up their time to facilitate this. The programme is designed to introduce youngsters to cricket who have never played the game before. We have successfully run All Stars Cricket (5-8 years old) for the last few years but need more help with the addition of Dynamos. We want to organise evenings at the club to recruit new volunteers from within the club and local community and support them with the training, confidence and tools needed to support Dynamos Cricket.