Residents in Newcastle, Northumberland and North Tyneside, will be able to turn their bright ideas into reality, as Crowdfund North of Tyne returns for a fourth year, thanks to a 300k boost of funding from North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA).
Grants of between £1k-up to £30k will be available to businesses, individuals, charities, and community interest companies and groups, to run community projects which help bring people together in Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside.
The fund has already supported 62 projects across the North of Tyne, from turning wasteland into allotments, community beekeeping, fun days out for children, making beaches accessible for wheelchair users, helping people with food poverty and even saving a choir.
Big River Bakery received a pledge last year, to provide lunches to school children and run free workshops to teach families how to cook from scratch. In the latest phase of their project, they have crowdfunded over £7k to run the UK’s first ever National Stottie Week in February, with £5,444 being pledged by North of Tyne Combined Authority.
To find out more about the grants, please visit https://www.northoftyne-ca.gov.uk/news/mayors-community-fund-returns-for-fourth-year/.
Applications open at 10:30am on Tuesday 6 February and close at 5pm Friday 22 March 2024.
For more information, to check if your idea is eligible, and for advice on how to create a pitch and crowdfund, visit SpaceHive.
Anyone who wants to find out more, can register for a free online event hosted by Spacehive, which is being held:
Crowdfund North of Tyne is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.