Support community projects through the Cheshire West Crowd

21 October 2021

Many different community projects across the borough are now crowdfunding on the Cheshire West Crowd and calling on your support to help bring their ideas to life. 

The Cheshire West Crowd, which is being run by Cheshire West and Chester Council in partnership with Spacehive, is an exciting new digital crowdfunding initiative, providing an opportunity for community-led ideas to be created so the borough can become more vibrant, resilient and connected.

Projects currently crowdfunding on the Cheshire West Crowd are spread across the borough and provide a range of services, from coordinating food support to helping people with their mental health. 

The Council has set aside five different funding pots to support local community projects.

•    £125,000 Cheshire West Crowd Fund
•    £50,000 Climate Change Emergency Fund
•    £29,675 Suicide Prevention Fund (Public Health)
•    £100,000 COVID-19 Recovery and Renewal Fund
•    £15,000 Chester High Street Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) Community Engagement Fund

The different community projects will be assessed by the Council in the near future, looking at each of the ideas in detail and the level of local support already in place for them, so it’s the perfect time to get behind them.  

Residents, businesses, donors and anyone else interested can donate to community projects through the Cheshire West Crowd and any payment, no matter how big or small, could make a real difference to these initiatives. 

Councillor Louise Gittins, Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “I’m very proud to be acting as a champion for the Cheshire West Crowd as it’s such an amazing way for community projects to raise funds."

“There are many fantastic projects on the Cheshire West Crowd and it’d be great to see residents, businesses, donors and anyone else get behind them. Each of these projects will have an opportunity to pitch to the Council’s funds and we look forward to helping as many of them as possible reach their targets."

“The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us how important it is that we all work together in our communities and this is a great way to support projects aiming to make a real difference to the lives of others.”

•    Support community projects on the Cheshire West Crowd 

There will be further funding rounds on the Cheshire West Crowd so, if you haven’t added your project to the platform yet, there’s still plenty of time for you to get involved in the future. 

•    Create your project on the Cheshire West Crowd 

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