To celebrate the launch of Crowdfund East Sussex, Crowdfunder has teamed up with East Sussex County Council to award £5,000 to five projects that matter in East Sussex.
The ‘Projects that matter: East Sussex’ competition is being launched to find meaningful projects right here on our doorstep making a difference to our county’s local communities.
Entrants may be non-for-profit groups or organisations looking to help a disadvantaged community or make a difference to people’s livelihoods. They may have an idea to tackle plastic waste, help the homeless, address mental health or to put the heart back into their community.
To be in with a chance of receiving the £1,000 pledge award, projects must demonstrate they meet at least one of the following criteria:
● Inclusion of people who have previously been excluded from community life;
● Diversity by bringing together groups across different cultures, ages, or any other diverse groups;
● Empowerment of people and communities by drawing on their strengths to participate in community activities.
Each of the five successful projects that matter will receive £1,000 worth of extra funding towards a Crowdfunder campaign, support and mentoring to create their Crowdfunder, plus coverage on East Sussex JPI Media partner(s) to help promote their Crowdfunder campaigns.
The campaign call-for-entry launches on Monday 21st January at 9am, with entries closing on Thursday 24th January at 5:30pm. The successful applicants will be announced on Friday 1st February.
To be in with a chance of receiving the £1,000 pledge entrants should head to https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/east-sussex/projects-that-matter and simply say (in no more than 100 words) what their project is all about and why it meets the campaign criteria.