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Chance for more facts on funding

WORKSHOPS are being held to enable Post area residents to find out more about a new way of funding.

 

West Sussex Crowd has been started as a crowdfunding platform to enable individuals to share community ideas and neighbours, local businesses and other interested parties have the chance to pledge their support to make the idea a reality.

 

Two of the workshops will take place in Chichester and Bognor Regis. The first will be at Swanfield Community Centre in Chichester from 9.30am-11.30am on May 15. This will be followed in Bognor Regis from 10am-midday on May 18 at the Regis Centre.

 

Cllr Debbie Kennard, cabinet member for safer, stronger communities, said: “This is a really exciting time for groups and projects in the West Sussex.

 

“If you have an idea which will benefit your community, whether it’s a renovation project, a festival or even equipment for a club, then upload it to West Sussex Crowd.

 

“Groups have already started using the site (westsussexcrowd.org.uk) and I hope we will see many more crowdfunding campaigns launch on there soon.”

 

The county council is making £330,000 of its community initiative fund available to pledge to projects on the site.

 

This will replace its previous funding initiatives like the small grants fund.

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