The Essex Crowd – New £250,000 fund for Essex communities

From temporary water slides to a community allotment, Essex has a new way to support small scale local projects. The Essex Crowd is a new crowdfunding initiative 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, bringing disused buildings or open spaces back to life, or even Christmas lights for a 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 shared with the wider community to raise awareness, support and backing.

Find out more about the types of projects The Essex Crowd are looking to support and how to run a crowdfunding campaign for your local area over on

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About the Author:

From teaching in the Tanzanian mountains to the digital universe of Spacehive, Aaron has stopped off in a few places along the way. After receiving an MA in Publishing from Oxford Brookes University, she worked for big internationals including Oxford University Press and the International Labour Organization, small but interesting types including Pambazuka Press and Internet Retailing Magazine before heading up the award-winning Looking for her next big adventure she joined Spacehive as their Content Marketing Manager. Here she works the words whether describing the awesome potential of a civic crowdfunded future or outlining the many dazzling features of our grant-making software. She gets to meet the project creators and share their stories as well as working with our partners to ensure they have the material they need to make impact. Outside of work she mentors with The Girls’ Network, solves mysteries and once made jam from the blackberries in her garden of which she is inordinately proud.