The Essex Crowd – crowdfund your ideas locally

From temporary water slides to a community allotment, Essex has a new way to fund and support small scale local projects.

The Essex Crowd is a new crowdfunding platform where you can share your community idea and offer neighbours, local businesses and other interested parties the opportunity to pledge their support to make your idea a reality.
Ideas can range from a local festival or event, a project to bring disused buildings or open spaces back to life, to Christmas lights for your town or village – so upload your idea today.
Cllr David Finch, Leader of Essex County Council, said:  “The Essex Crowd is an opportunity for you to launch an idea that would make a difference to your local area to bring people together.
“Crowdfunding is a great way to get people behind your project to make it a reality, and we want to pledge our support for as many of your ideas as possible.  Just upload your idea on The Essex Crowd platform and move from inspiration to event in double-quick time.”
Ideas can be uploaded to The Essex Crowd on Spacehive now and then shared socially to raise awareness amongst interested parties and to gain the all-important funding support.
Find out more about gaining support and eligibility at The Essex Crowd over