Crowdfund Derby - up to 50% match-funding for eligible projects!
The Crowdfund initiative is a partnership between Derby City Council and Community Action Derby. Together we are working closely with Crowdfunder to further develop the platform to increase the usage by the community and voluntary sector but also expand to support business start-ups, business expansion and hopefully encourage a little more entrepreneurial activity in the city.
Successful projects include tackling loneliness and isolation and supporting older people, providing hot meals for children from low income families during school holidays, providing much needed clothing for those affected by issues of homelessness and the latest successful project to restore a canal to its original route - which exceeded its fundraising target and was featured on BBC East Midlands Today.
But it’s not just about the money – Crowdfund Derby is also a great platform for promoting the exceptional work of local groups and highlighting important issues whilst also raising funds. The partnership between Derby City Council and Community Action Derby has enabled over 60 groups in the city to access valuable support and advice, helping them to improve their capacity to develop stronger projects that will appeal to the Crowd. Together with Community Action we have also been able to successfully fund the Citizens Eye initiative; a volunteer project that provides digital and media support to groups, including audio, video and photographic resources which can not only support Crowdfunding projects but also assist groups in raising the profile of their projects and services in the city.
Kim Harper, CEO of Community Action, said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with DCC to support local organisations to get their community projects off the ground - our one-to-one support can really make a difference to the success of a Crowdfund campaign so if you’re thinking of using the Crowdfund Derby platform come and see us to get your project off to a great start.”
Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Streetpride, Councillor Jonathan Smale added “the City Council is committed to developing a new relationship with the voluntary sector, and the Crowdfund platform demonstrates just one example of how together with Community Action Derby, we can jointly develop and deliver initiatives that support the vital work carried out by the sector throughout the city”
So if you’ve been thinking about starting a crowdfund campaign we can help you put your plans into action to get your project successfully launched.