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Would-be fundraisers to benefit from crowdfunding workshop

Swansea residents who would like to raise funds for community projects are invited to a workshop hosted by crowdfunding specialists.


The free event, at Tabernacle Chapel, Woodfield Street, Morriston, from 6-7.30pm on Thursday, November 28, will be run by specialist funding organisation Spacehive.

Attendees will be shown how to make best use of Crowdfund Swansea, a new partnership between Spacehive and Swansea Council.

Phil Holmes, the council's head of planning and city regeneration, said: "The initiative gives residents with project ideas the ability to attract funding from the community, council, businesses and foundations through an online portal.

"I encourage them to attend November 28's workshop."

The aim of Crowdfund Swansea 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.

Crowdfund Swansea complements the council's regeneration work, specifically that by partnership body Regeneration Swansea.

People and organisations can pledge as little as £2 towards a project and contributions are only charged if the campaign hits its target.

Spacehive's mission is to make it easy for people to improve their local area. The platform brings together people, businesses, councils and foundations to collaboratively fund projects that communities want.

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