In order to be eligible for CIF consideration, you mustpitch your project idea by Tuesday 28 May.
Campaigns must then remain fundraising for at least 7 days after the meeting at which the pitch is considered to allow for payment processing.
Funding decisions will be taken at the relevant County Local Committee up until Monday 8 July 2019 (please see the link below ‘CLC dates and funding windows’ for your local decision date).
Cash: Up to £5,000 pledged directly to your project on Spacehive.
Skills: GLL Qualified Instructors & Coaches, staff time, specialist expertise to help you develop or deliver your project idea.
Stuff: Use of our facilities, free activities (Swimming, Gym e.t.c), monthly membership discounts, Internal training places.
If you’re thinking of running a crowdfunding campaign as part of the Crowdfund Crawley initiative, then take a look at the Step by Step guide for advice on creating your Project Page, Pitches and Verification before you get started.
If you have an idea for a project but don't know where to start, you can fill out this Expression of Interest Form form and Spacehive will be in touch.
For more information take a look at the Funding Guide or if you want to discuss your community project or would like information on how to set up a community group speak to your local Community Development Officer Community Development Team Contacts
Evidence of costs (e.g. building work quotations, links to online shop listings, proof of in-kind/offline funds)
Images relating to your group/ projects
An online payment system, Spacehive use either PayPal or GoCardless. If you don’t have one of these you’ll need to create at least one.
Social media links
If relevant - proof of permission (e.g. event license, council agreement, landowner consent)
Specific to Crawley Neighbourhood Improvement Fund. Click HERE for Funding Guide
Your constitution or governing documents signed and dated. This may include organisational policies such as equal opportunities and safeguarding policies
Have a bank or building society account in the name of the group, with a minimum of two cheque signatures.
Evidence of your organisation's legal status.
Evidence of your financial records including annual turnover, where applicable.
You’ll also be asked questions about the impact of your project, specifically around how your project:
Helps meet the demands that development places on the need for community services and facilities within the town.
Demonstrates added benefits for the town, e.g. using local businesses or skills of local people.
How the need for the project was identified
Just so you know:
This is an all–or–nothing model, which means that if you don’t hit your target, you don’t receive any of the money raised. The benefits of this are that it helps you raise more money due to the sense of urgency it creates, it’s also less risk for everyone.