Supporting our communities to respond to the coronavirus pandemic isn’t just about dealing with the immediate crisis. It also requires a long-term commitment to helping our residents and businesses recover from the impact of the virus.
Helping our local economy and our communities to rebuild is important to our overall recovery plan for the district. Read more about our recovery plan at www.wychavon.gov.uk/coronavirus
As part of this, we want to get behind projects that have the support of the community and make a positive difference. We have pre-selected some groups and organisations that we know are providing important services and support and would benefit from additional financial help to allow them to continue their vital work.
If you are interested in your community group or organisation taking part in future funding rounds, or would like to learn more about supporting these projects, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our district is full of people with great ideas who come together to make things happen to support their communities. Crowdfund WYCHAVON helps to connect those ideas that make a positive difference with supporters, to raise funds to make projects happen.
Pre-selected groups and organisations include foodbanks, COVID support groups, volunteer centres and projects supporting our communities most vulnerable residents.
We have pre-selected some groups and organisations that we know are providing important services and support and would benefit from additional financial help to allow them to continue their vital work.
These local groups and organisations will have the opportunity to start their own crowdfunding campaign on Spacehive, to reach a wide audience of local supporters for their projects.
Created by Worcestershire County Council in partnership with crowdfunding platform Spacehive, Crowdfund Worcestershire is a new crowdfunding initiative that provides groups countywide with a platform to pitch their project ideas and raise funds to bring it to life.
This programme will become a springboard for locally-led ideas to attract funding more easily, while enabling everyone who cares about their community to contribute - chipping in as little as £2 can help a project on its way to success.
As part of Crowdfund Worcestershire, the dedicated Crowdfund WYCHAVON: Ticket to Ride Fund is open for pitches, with up to £50,000 (or max 50% of campaign target) available from Wychavon District Council towards your project. If you have a community-based transport project share your idea via this short form to get started.
Transport projects pitching to the Crowdfund WYCAHVON: Ticket to Ride Fund should be sustainable, innovative, citizen-led and community-based. Projects should increase resilience and boost connectivity of communities in Wychavon by improving local people's ability to travel to services and opportunities for social interaction.
In addition to the above fund criteria, projects should showcase community support for the idea, in the form of pledges from local people, prior to project assessment. The Spacehive team is on hand to share lots of advice on how to run a brilliant crowdfunding campaign. See 'How It Works' below for more information.
To check the eligibility of your project, and access additional support from the Spacehive team, share your idea via this short form.
To get started, complete our short form to tell us more about your project ideas. The Spacehive team are on hand to help get your project ready for crowdfunding.
PROJECT PAGE & PITCH
Create your online project page which will match you to the Crowdfund WYCHAVON: Ticket to Ride Fund. Here the council will ask you some additional questions about your project. You must pitch your project to the fund by the 30th September.
The project costs and necessary permissions will then be checked by independent verifiers, Locality. Learn more here.
Run your crowdfunding campaign between October and December. Start by getting lots of small pledges from your community to show local support for your project. This will help unlock bigger pledges.
ASSESSMENT & PLEDGE
The council will review all project campaigns based on local support demonstrated through number of backers and other assessment criteria w/c 9th November. If your pitch is successful, your project will receive a pledge towards its target.