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Crowdfund East Sussex has launched

To celebrate the launch of Crowdfund East Sussex, ​Crowdfunder​ has teamed up with ​East Sussex County Council to award £5,000 to five projects that matter in East Sussex.

The ​‘Projects that matter: East Sussex’​ competition is being launched to find meaningful projects right here on our doorstep making a difference to our county’s local communities. 

Entrants may be non-for-profit groups or organisations looking to help a disadvantaged community or make a  difference to people’s livelihoods. They may have an idea to tackle plastic waste, help the homeless, address mental health or to put the heart back  into their community.

To be in with a chance of receiving the £1,000 pledge award, projects must demonstrate they meet at least one of  the following criteria: 
● Inclusion​ of people who have previously been excluded from community life;
● Diversity​ by bringing together groups across different cultures, ages, or any other diverse groups;
● Empowerment​ of people and communities by drawing on their strengths to participate in community  activities. 

Each of the five successful projects that matter will receive ​£1,000 worth of extra funding ​towards a Crowdfunder campaign, support and mentoring to create their Crowdfunder, plus coverage on East Sussex JPI Media partner(s) to help promote their Crowdfunder campaigns.  

The campaign ​call-for-entry launches on Monday 21​st​ January at 9am​, with ​entries closing on Thursday 24​th  January at 5:30pm​. The successful applicants will be announced on Friday 1​st​ February. 

To be in with a chance of receiving the £1,000 pledge entrants should head to​ ​and simply say (in no more than 100 words)  what their project is all about and why it meets the campaign criteria.  

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