Kath Cochrane - Cycles of Good-2

Council pledges almost £30k to projects for the community through Westhive community crowdfunding

Four projects that will benefit communities across West Oxfordshire have received pledges of a share of £29,416 from West Oxfordshire District Council as part of the Council's Westhive community crowdfunding programme.

Councillor Joy Aitman, Executive Member for Stronger Healthy Communities, said:

“I am so excited to announce this funding. The four projects we have pledged our support to clearly have the backing of the community and if they reach their target, we think they can have a really positive impact in West Oxfordshire.

“Cycles of Good, has now hit its target, unlocking £4,353 of funding from the Council. The other three projects still need your donations to get them across the line and secure their Council pledge. You can make pledge from as little as £2 pledge, which can make so much difference.

“Working together we can really make a difference to the lives of people in West Oxfordshire.”

Kath Cochrane from the Cycles of Good project, said, “We are delighted to reach our crowdfunding target – a special thanks to West Oxfordshire District Council for their generous donation. This money will help break down the financial barriers to people using cycles for well-being and the good of our shared environment.”

Cotswold Arts through Schools, Enriching our Community Through Theatre and West Oxfordshire Play Days are actively fundraising.

Westhive main scheme funding can provide support with up to £10,000 towards community projects that are seeking either capital or revenue funding. United Kingdom Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) funding is also available through the platform and can provide support up to £20,000 for capital projects. We actively encourage innovative and impactful projects to come forward that allow residents to influence and shape their communities.

We are also keen to support projects brought forward by, or aimed at younger people and have reserved funding for these types of projects.

The Westhive programme is delivered in partnership with the UK’s leading civic crowdfunding platform, Spacehive, to deliver and fund projects brought forward by the community.

We will be hosting an information session for project creators on the 28 February. This is your chance to ask questions, discuss and develop ideas, and learn more about how crowdfunding can help bring your ideas to life. Book a place at the Creator Workshop at Westhive - About (spacehive.com) or for more information contact the Community Funding Officer: [email protected] or call 01993 861572.

To make a pledge to any of the projects please go to https://www.spacehive.com/movement/westhive/

Contact Information

West Oxfordshire District Council Communications Team

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