GBC are helping Guildford residents to create and fund community projects by launching an exciting new crowdfunding initiative.

Working in partnership with Spacehive, Crowdfund Guildford will help community-led ideas that will make Guildford more vibrant, resilient and connected.

We will also provide up to £100,000 to help fund projects over the next two years. Up to £5,000 is available to help each project reach its funding target.

Sign up to the Crowdfund Guildford online launch event on Wednesday 10 November at 6pm.

Lead Councillor for Community, Cllr Julia McShane says:

“We’re excited to launch our new initiative, Crowdfund Guildford, with Spacehive and I can’t wait to see the range of ideas that our residents put forward to benefit their local communities. Local people are best placed to understand the challenges and opportunities in Guildford, and Crowdfund Guildford puts them and their ideas in the driving seat.”

Leader of the Council, Cllr Joss Bigmore adds:

“We are also calling on companies and organisations that care about Guildford to join us in offering support to project ideas, whether funding or helping to spread the word, so we can highlight the success of locally-led campaigns. The more people that get involved in Crowdfund Guildford, the more inspiring local places we can create together.”

Misha Dhanak, CEO of Spacehive, says:

“Hearing ideas directly from residents as they reimagine their local areas – with the backing of their community – is incredibly inspiring. Spacehive is proud to work in partnership with Guildford Borough Council and we are ready to support the ambitious change people want to make happen in the borough.”

Spacehive is used by local authorities, companies and foundations to finance civic and community projects, and gives local people the opportunity to shape their area.

Anyone with ideas for local projects, or the appetite to help make them happen, is encouraged to attend the launch event to learn how to take part. Local businesses, organisations and foundations looking to fund future projects are also invited to attend.