Sunderland City Council are giving back to the community this September.


Having launched way back in the colder months of January this year, Community Crowdfund Sunderland is returning this September for another dose of fund-raising as Sunderland shows its strength in numbers…

















The first funding round has already seen an amazing response from the general public, especially amazing as many of the campaigns have taken place during the COVID-19 crisis.

Current fundraising has meant that an outreach van to help support vulnerable people, a new community shop and community learning café. They are just some of the 17 projects to receive funding through the Crowdfund Sunderland programme.

There were also projects which directly supported families during the COVID-19 lockdown including the hugely successful council-led Food Bank campaign.

















Collectively, Crowdfund Sunderland has so far raised an incredible £141,185 from over 500 backers, with the main funders associated with the programme (Sunderland City Council and Sunderland CCG) pledging £89,450 between them to the various campaigns.

Councillor Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council said he was thrilled with the amazing response to the first round of the Crowdfund Sunderland campaign.

He said: “Crowdfund Sunderland represents a pioneering way for people to drive the change they want to see in their local area from the grass roots up.

This is all the more important due to the COVID-19 crisis where we have seen communities pull together to support their neighbours. The council are thrilled to support such an extraordinary range of local ideas that will strengthen local places and make Sunderland an even greater place to live and work.”

Lisa Wilson Riddell, youth worker at Washington Mind said:

“We were delighted to receive such a generous pledge from the Crowdfund Sunderland funds towards our outreach van project.

Their confidence and support in the project has helped galvanise our fundraising effort which has been backed by residents, community groups and businesses, and enabled us to hit our target.”

Crowdfund Sunderland round two will launch on Thursday 17 September 2020.

Pop the date in your diary and don’t miss your chance to take part in this great local programme.

Keep up to date at: crowdfund-sunderland


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