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Council launches crowdfunding initiative to boost communities

A crowdfunding initiative has been launched by Swansea Council to help improve communities throughout the area.

CrowdLaunch

The council has teamed up with national crowdfunding platform Spacehive to launch Crowdfund Swansea.

The initiative gives residents with project ideas the ability to attract funding from the community, council, businesses and foundations through an online portal.

The aim is to provide a springboard for project ideas to attract the funding they need more easily, whilst enabling everyone who cares about the area to contribute.

Projects can range from building a new community centre or improving the local park to improving a playground or putting on a street festival.

Successful projects will be in addition to schemes already delivered by the council.

Spacehive plan to host a Swansea workshop on November 28; this will help those with ideas to discover everything they need to know to take part in Crowdfund Swansea. To register for the workshop please email Michelle.Parfitt@swansea.gov.uk.

Photo: Pictured at the Swansea Crowdfunding launch are, from left: Frank Kibble, of Spacehive; Paul Relf and Martin Nicholls, of Swansea Council; Caitlin Hicks, of Spacehive; Michelle Parfitt, of the council; and council cabinet member Andrew Stevens.

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