Over the past few months, Wychavon has supported a range of community projects recovering from the Covid-19 crisis. Working with crowdfunding platform Spacehive, Wychavon provided funding of £25,000 to support local organisations and encourage pledges from the community. Up to £5,000 was pledged towards an individual project.
The next round of funding, which is called Crowdfund WYCHAVON: Ticket to Ride Fund, will support transport projects that are sustainable, innovative, citizen-led and community-based. The aim is to increase resilience and boost connectivity of communities in the Wychavon District by improving local people’s ability to travel to services and opportunities for social interaction.
Wychavon has made a pot of £140,000 available over the next three years (across six rounds of funding) to support community transport initiatives. The maximum amount pledged to a project will be £50,000 or 50% of the total project costs. Donations from communities, local businesses and foundations will make up the rest. The deadline for organisations to pitch their project idea is 30 September.
Spacehive will be holding two, free, virtual events to provide information about funding opportunities, local success stories and how to get involved. One has already taken place but there is one more which will be held over Zoom on the following date:
- 12pm- Friday 4 September