£50k crowdfund boost

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A council has pledged £50,000 to the Our Vale crowdfunding platform to help eligible projects transform shared spaces, inspire visitors and enhance the district.

Aylesbury Vale District Council launched Our Vale to connect and inspire local communities and help shape the Vale for the better. The council says: ‘This fund is the next step in helping to create exciting, special and interesting community projects. If you’ve got a project idea which will help transform the Vale for the good of your local community, then we want to hear from you.’

The fund is designed to be as inclusive as possible and help projects which have found it difficult to benefit from traditional grant funding. In order to apply, projects must be within Aylesbury Vale, be not for profit, have a civic value and be open and accessible to the community.

As grant budgets are continuously under review, this fund is an innovative way to help council resources stretch further while helping projects who struggle to gain funds through traditional grant giving methods.

Councillor Julie Ward, Cabinet Member for Civic Amenities said: ‘Crowdfunding is a fantastic way to get unique project ideas off the ground and we hope this fund encourages projects to come forward and helps them to succeed.’

Find out more details on the fund, eligibility criteria, and more on Our Vale crowdfunding in general at:

October 4, 2018