Tyne Esk LEADER has formed a partnership with eight other Scottish LEADER areas and the prominent UK crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder to help crowdfunding projects across Scotland turn their most innovative ideas into reality.
The two year Crowdfund Scotland programme will provide coaching and support for projects in nine participating LEADER areas.
Tyne Esk LEADER has a 0.5 Full Time Equivalent Coach who will deliver a mix of local workshops and expert one to one coaching in the nine areas.
A crowdfunding portal, Crowdfund Scotland, will also launch on the Crowdfunder platform, featuring crowdfunding LEADER projects and providing information about funding, workshops and support.
Crowdfunding is a way of raising money from the crowd around you. You ask the crowd to support your idea with pledges of money in return for rewards. Projects are also connected with funding partners, including more than 25 local authorities, Santander, Virgin and M&S, who offer them grants and further support.
“We are delighted to be launching Crowdfund Scotland with Scottish LEADER,” said Rob Love, Chief Executive, Crowdfunder. “Crowdfunder’s mission is to tackle society’s challenges by making ideas happen. We look forward to helping some Scottish ideas that might just change the world.”
Crowdfund Scotland launched early in 2019. If your group or business would like to be considered for the coaching programme, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 0131 271 3590 or email@example.com.