Crowdfund Cotswold

From Ideas to Impact: Unleash Your Imagination with Crowdfund Cotswold

Cotswold District Council is calling for more project ideas that will improve communities, no matter how big or small!  

Celebrating three years of success since its launch in February 2021, Crowdfund Cotswold continues to be a source of innovation for Cotswold communities, raising over £800,000 for 36 outstanding projects.  

To ignite the creativity of communities, the Council is hosting a Crowdfund Cotswold workshop on February 22 from 12-1:00 pm. The workshop aims to guide potential project creators through the process of turning their ideas into reality, providing insights into available funding opportunities and offering valuable advice on creating compelling crowdfunding campaigns. 

The online workshop is free to attend for anyone who has ideas to improve their local area. Sign up for the Virtual Workshop.  

Cllr Lisa Spivey, Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Safety, said: “As Crowdfund Cotswold marks its third anniversary, I am immensely proud of what our community has achieved. The projects funded through the scheme highlight the creativity and innovation at the heart of the Cotswolds. However, there are more stories to be written.  

“We are calling on all residents and community groups to come forward with their innovative ideas. Your ideas, big or small, are the seeds of positive change. Let's make the Cotswold District an even better place to live, work, and thrive. Together, we can help shape the future of the Cotswolds." 

Crowdfund Cotswold welcomes a wide range of project ideas - no idea is too big or too small. 

What type of projects can Crowdfund Cotswold support? 

  • Projects need to be local and serve a community purpose. Crowdfund Cotswold projects can be simple and creative such as a street mural or community garden, or more ambitious such as hosting large community events or feasibility studies. 
  • Projects must be in the UK and can be led by any type of organisation or individual, you do not have to be a charity.  
  • Looking for inspiration? The Crowdfund Cotswold project archive has many examples of the types of projects that crowdfund with us. 

Join Crowdfund Cotswold today by submitting your project idea and become a catalyst for positive change in your community. For more information and to send your project proposal, please visit

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Cotswold District Council Communications Team