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Wildflower meadows, literary festivals and more join the #SeftonCrowd!

The first round of projects on Sefton’s very own crowdfunding platform have now launched.

Seven ventures are now live on the SeftonCrowd – an online platform which allows volunteers and community groups to gain the financial support of people across the borough and further afield so they can create life changing projects.

Projects, ranging from the creation of wildflower meadows, a Children’s Literary Festival and a wheelchair-accessible horseback nature trail are now open to receive backing from residents and businesses in Sefton.

They are:

Empower Our Flowers (The Atkinson, Southport)
Crosby Youth Cafe (The Mix, Crosby)
Stafford Moreton Way Wildflower Meadow (Maghull Town Council, Maghull)
Bees, Blooms & Butterflies (Rimrose Valley Friends, Seaforth)
Lean, Grow Share (Regenerus, Bootle)
Bootle Children’s Literary Festival (Ykids, Bootle)
Horseback nature trail (Shy Lowen Sanctuary, Sefton)

Anyone can support a project for as little at £2 and funding may also be available via Sefton Council’s Community Transition Fund and other national funding pots.

Tanya Wilcock, Sefton Council’s Head of Communities, said: “We could not be more delighted with the reception of our SeftonCrowd initiative and the first round of projects which are now open for support.

“Throughout the creation of SeftonCrowd we wanted to encourage the creation of community projects which make a huge difference to our brilliant borough and we feel that these projects from across the borough really reflect our hopes.

“I would encourage as many people as possible to visit the SeftonCrowd website and give their support to those projects which resonate the most with them.”

For more information or to support a project in your area, please visit