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The South & East Lincolnshire Crowd opens next round of funding to support local causes this Spring

Posted 23 January 2024

The South and East Lincolnshire Council's Partnership's (SELCP) Crowdfunding platform, named 'South & East Lincolnshire Crowd' will open its next round of funding to support fantastic local causes across the sub-region. 

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Working in partnership with Spacehive, the UK's leading civic crowdfunding platform, has already allowed the Partnership to support a range of grassroots projects in Boston, East Lindsey and South Holland through crowdfunding; including social and educational activities for the Lithuanian community in Boston, the restoration of a Church in Goulceby and a dog play paddock in Tydd St Mary.

Running a digital crowdfunding campaign means groups will need to ask members of the public to support your project with donations via the Spacehive website. This is a new innovative way of fundraising for many. However, for those less digitally-enabled there is a range of guidance and advice available, along with extensive one-to-one support.

Organisations can apply for up to £8,000 from the Council's funding pots to go towards their funding target.

The Spring 2024 round will open with a project workshop held on Wednesday 15 February, inviting local good causes from across the sub-region to hear useful insights on how to get crowdfunding campaigns off the ground, what Council funding opportunities there are available and receive bespoke support. Registration is available at: https://southandeastlincolnshirecrowd.eventbrite.co.uk/.

Boston Borough Councillor Emma Cresswell, Portfolio Holder for Communities and People, East Lindsey District Councillor Sarah Devereux, Portfolio Holder for Partnerships, Tracey Carter, Deputy Leader of South Holland District Council and Portfolio Holder for Communities and Operational Housing said: "We are committed as a Partnership to continue our support to local community groups and projects, our South & East Lincolnshire Crowd puts local people in the driving seat with fantastic opportunities for funding and support.

"We would like to encourage as many local causes as possible to join the project workshop in February where together with our partner Spacehive, our officers can assist to ensure groups get the most out of the platform and bring their projects to life."

To find out more about crowdfunding opportunities for projects in the local area, please click here: https://www.spacehive.com/movement/southandeastlincs.

Further introduction workshops will also be taking place later in the year, please contact Local Communities Officer, Maddy Eyre at Maddy.Eyre@boston.gov.uk.