Launched in July, this is a new way for people living in the Vale to raise funds for local projects that aim to help shape the Vale’s shared spaces and deliver community projects.
Crowdfunding is a fantastic way to turn unique project ideas into reality. The crowdfunding model is simple; if you would like to enhance your street or neighbourhood, improve local play areas or simply bring people together, Our Vale will become the best way to raise the money to make this happen. It’s about raising small amounts of money from large amounts of people and organisations to fund projects or innovations.
The fund is designed to be as inclusive as possible and help projects which have found it difficult to benefit from traditional grant funding. Through Our Vale, we're bringing together other funders and supporters who can pledge to your exciting projects.
With Our Vale, you’ll have the opportunity to ask friends, family and neighbours to back a local project by pledging money to support it. Alongside £300,000 from external grant funds, AVDC has put its weight behind this exciting new scheme, pledging £50,000 to the Our Vale fund, to support projects that have the backing of the local community (subject to criteria).
So, what are you waiting for? Get creative, get innovative and get involved.
Find out more, launch your project idea or support an existing local project by visiting the Our Vale website.