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Supporting small scale local projects to create connections

The Essex Crowd is all about bringing people together behind good ideas that communities want to see happen. We want to back local good ideas that create connections and bring people together.

From temporary water slides to a community allotment, Essex has a new way to fund and support small scale local projects.

The Essex Crowd is a new crowdfunding platform for residents, community groups and organisations to share their community ideas and offer neighbours, local businesses and other interested parties the opportunity to pledge their support to make the idea a reality.

Ideas can range from a local festival or event, a project to bring disused buildings or open spaces back to life, to Christmas lights for a town or village. 

Crowdfunding is a great way to get people behind a project to make it a reality, ideas can be uploaded to The Essex Crowd on Spacehive now and then shared socially to raise awareness amongst interested parties and to gain the all-important funding support.

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Learn how to make your project a reality

We want to support as many ideas as possible and can pledge up to £5,000 to back schemes that create connections and bring people together.

If you're interested in creating a project as part of the Essex Crownow then come along to find out all you need to know to start your crowdfunding campaign.

Join us for this interactive workshop on 17 October to be held in Basildon as part of the Art of the Possible Festival and you will:

  • Learn how to define your project idea
  • Get tips for presenting your project page clearly
  • Start creating your campaign plan
  • Discover how to identify potential backers
  • Get advice on marketing and communicating your project
  • Receive a free guide to running a successful campaign

Whether your project is big or small, this is your chance to make a real difference in your local area.

Register here to book a free place at the workshop.

Last updated 15/09/17