If you need money towards your community project, East Herts Council’s new crowdfunding scheme could be what you’re looking for. 

The council will pledge to give you up to half your fund-raising target, up to a maximum of £2,000, if you raise the other half through Crowdfund Hertfordshire. 

Eligible projects include building improvement works, delivery costs and training.

You can find out more about the fund, the criteria and how to apply at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/east-herts     

There will be a free Crowdfund Basics Zoom workshop on September 17, 2pm-3.30pm. Register by clicking on the link at bit.ly/CFEastHerts

Suzanne Rutland-Barsby, executive member for communities, said: “In addition to raising funds, this is a good opportunity to test out a new idea and see if the crowd will get behind it.  

“Your campaign itself will create awareness of your project and we expect that groups will find new volunteers this way too.

“Eligible projects will help to create stronger and more connected communities and schemes which lead to improved health and wellbeing for people living in East Herts.”