22
March
2017
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15:30
Europe/Amsterdam

Crowdfund launch to help turn Aberdeen ideas in to reality

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An exciting new funding initiative was launched today [Wednesday, 22 March 2017] to give individuals, community groups and businesses in Aberdeen the opportunity to turn their ideas in to reality.

Aberdeen City Council has joined forces with an array of local organisations and Crowdfunder UK to embrace the crowdfunding phenomenon, with the aim of making a lasting impact not only on the future of the city but also on the future of residents.

Crowdfunding is where a large number of people contribute a relatively small amount of money, typically via the Internet, towards a project or venture which is of interest to them.

Crowdfunding Aberdeen will enable organisations to move away from projects being fully funded by governing bodies. The scheme will enable funding to become more streamlined whilst amplifying existing reserves, providing the best value for the community.

Applicants will not only receive assistance with funding but support will also be provided in the form of training.

The scheme is designed to encourage partnership working with cross-organisation bodies, create strong community links and empower residents by giving them the chance to turn their ideas in to reality.

If you would like to find out more about crowdfunding visit: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/crowdfund-aberdeen, or attend our Business Booster 27 March 2017.