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New funding round launched to help communities thrive

Swansea Council has launched a new round of funding for ideas that can bring new vibrancy to local communities.

West Street Gym

West Street Gym

The opportunity is part of Crowdfund Swansea, a scheme that helps deliver innovative community-led ideas to improve the city.

Crowdfund Swansea is run by the council with the UK's leading civic crowdfunding platform Spacehive. It aims to fund and deliver exciting and innovative ideas from the local community and for the local community.

Eligible projects could receive a council pledge of up to £5,000 towards their crowdfunding target.

To be in with a chance of securing the support, local groups should create and launch their projects on crowdfunding platform Spacehive and pitch to the Crowdfund Swansea Fund by March 29.

Those who have succeeded in previous funding rounds have included West Street Gymnastics Club which helped fund crucial renovations to its base in Gorseinon. Its Crowdfund Swansea fundraising reached £25,204, with 120 backers making donations.

The club's Judith Williams said: "We thank all those who supported our bid and helped us achieve our target."

Cabinet member Andrew Stevens said: "The more people involved in Crowdfund Swansea the more amazing places we can create together."

Those interested in taking part in the next funding round, as a funder or to develop a project, can join a free online launch event workshop - on February 8. To reserve a place register here: www.bit.ly/CSworkshop8223 

Photo: West Street Gymnastics Club, Gorseinon.

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