FUNDING INFO

Info and Options for funding the creation of the Neighbourhood Plan and the resulting projects:

Financial Reports

Treasurer's report providing breakdown of Forum expenditure.

Donations

Our community engagement activities are part-funded by grants and donations. Budget cuts are affecting our ability to complete The Plan.

 

If you believe a Neighbourhood Plan is important, please consider donating a small amount via credit card or Paypal. Donations are separate from membership status.

Bright Ideas Fund

Power to Change is an independent charitable trust set up with a £150 million endowment from Big Lottery Fund. Our role is to support community businesses to create better places across England over the next ten years.

The four key features of a community business are:

  • Locally rooted: They are rooted in a particular geographical place and respond to its needs. For example, that could be high levels of urban deprivation or rural isolation.

  • Trading for the benefit of the local community: They are businesses. Their income comes from things like renting out space in their buildings, trading as cafes, selling produce they grow or generating energy.

  • Accountable to the local community: They are accountable to local people, for example through a community shares offer that creates members who have a voice in the business’s direction.

  • Broad community impact: They benefit and impact their local community as a whole. They often morph into the hub of a neighbourhood, where all types of local groups gather, for example to access broadband or get training in vital life skills.

Crowdfunding through Spacehive

West Sussex County Council uses Spacehive to help communities to create, fund and deliver our project ideas. Start a project on Spacehive now to tap into support from the county council and others