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Cheshire West Crowd

6 April 2022

Created by Cheshire West and Chester Council, in partnership with national crowdfunding platform Spacehive, the Cheshire West Crowd empowers local people to create projects that will make a positive difference in their community. By running a crowdfunding campaign, local groups attract funds to enable their ideas to be brought to life. 

Cheshire West Crowd’s first round was a great success, with nearly £300,000 in total raised by projects from over 1,200 backers. Crowdfunding is a creative and collaborative way to support our local changemakers. That’s why we would love you to consider being part of our recently launched spring 2022 round. 

We’re inviting businesses, housing trusts and other local funders to contribute to projects and connect with their communities alongside the council and other backers. Some projects are live on the platform right now, with the majority running campaigns and available to back between May and July 2022. If you have funds that could benefit these local projects, please let us know.

Alternatively, if your organisation wants to support local projects that meet your objectives on a regular basis, and are interested in the benefits of crowdfunding, from the low resource route to meeting social value commitments, engaging employees, and generating positive PR, get in touch!

We can help you set up your very own free Supporter Profile. Whether you want to promote an existing fund, or launch a new opportunity for groups, we’ll raise awareness of your funding offer at local events and feature your organisation on the Cheshire West website. 
If you are interested in the Cheshire West Crowd initiative and would like to discuss funding opportunities available to you, please do get in touch.