Frome Town Council has teamed up with the UK’s most successful crowdfunding platform, Crowdfunder, bringing a new approach to community funding for Frome. From January 2017 local community groups, businesses, social enterprises and individuals will be able to raise funds through ‘Crowdfund Frome’.
As well as raising funds directly from your supporters, the town council has set aside £25,000 to provide match funding for some community projects. Eligible projects include those which build a flourishing and active community, increase environmental sustainability or help with prosperity across the town – and could attract a pledge from the town council of up to £5,000.
If you are a not for profit organisation and have an idea that could benefit our local community, you can create a project on Crowdfund Frome and start raising money, awareness and support. Once you raise 25% of your funding target from “the crowd” and if the eligibility criteria are met, Frome Town Council could pledge a further 50% towards your project. You will need to raise the final 25% from the crowd and if the full funding target is met, all funds are released and you can make your project happen.
Crowdfund Frome gives you the opportunity to support great ideas and projects that are close to your heart. By showing support for specific projects, you will also be letting the town council know which projects you think should receive grant funding.
If you are a local not for profit group with a project idea (or two…), visit the Crowdfund Frome site at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/frome and register your interest by completing an online form. One of our community team will get in touch to discuss your idea and support you with coaching and advice so that you can develop the best campaign possible.
To see all the projects which are live in Frome, go to Crowdfund Frome www.crowdfunder.co.uk/frome and start supporting the projects that most inspire you!