More than £425,000 has been pledged by Cheshire West and Chester Council to local projects as part of the autumn 2022 round on the Cheshire West Crowd.
This crowdfunding initiative, which is being run by the Council in partnership with Spacehive, provides the opportunity for everyone to put forward community-led projects and attract funding so the borough can become more vibrant, resilient and connected.
After just two funding rounds, the Cheshire West Crowd had already seen more than £650,000 raised for local projects, with almost £300,000 in pledges by the Council alongside over 2,000 other backers.
The Council has now pledged a further six-figure sum to community projects as part of the biggest funding round yet.
The pledges made by the Council include:
- more than £16,000 to help Chester Deaf Centre install a new kitchen
- nearly £9,000 for Soul Kitchen to purchase a van to deliver food to those in need
- £16,000 towards a new skate park in Northwich
- over £7,000 for a safer footpath route to Tilston School
- around £5,000 towards the Boat Shed Arts Club
- much more.
Councillor Louise Gittins, Leader of the Council and Champion for the Cheshire West Crowd, said, “This initiative continues to go from strength to strength and we’re really pleased to have pledged such a significant amount of money towards projects.
“We’re aware many community projects face challenges with the cost of living so this funding will be a real boost to them.
“With our pledges, it’s fantastic to see that a number of the projects have reached their crowdfunding targets and will now get ready to deliver their support.
“The great thing about the Cheshire West Crowd is that it provides an opportunity for all the community to get involved and support local projects.
“I’d encourage everyone to take a look at the Cheshire West Crowd and see which projects you might be able to support in your area.
“No matter how much you’re able to give, it’ll make a real difference to them and the invaluable support they offer.”
46 projects and counting are now running crowdfunding campaigns as part of the current round, calling on the local community to support their ideas.
Whether you’re a business, donor, resident or anyone else, you can also get involved with the Cheshire West Crowd and donate to local projects close to your heart.
All projects will need to reach their crowdfunding targets on the Cheshire West Crowd by Tuesday 28 February 2023.
Please note that all figures quoted were accurate at the time of writing and might fluctuate slightly.