Please note this fund is open twice per year for spring and autumn funding rounds - see the About page for more information on the next deadline.
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.
Working 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.
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 21st April.
The project costs and necessary permissions will then be checked by independent verifiers, Locality. Learn more here.
Run your crowdfunding campaign between May and July. 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 6 weeks after the deadline. If your pitch is successful, your project will receive a pledge towards its target.