Bloom Digs... Community

Posted: Fri, 04 October 2013 by Suzanne

Bloom Digs - Community

This week on Bloom Digs we will be looking at Community. Crowdfunding has become such a huge part of raising funds for many different types of community projects, and now more and more councils are getting involved in using realcrowdfunding too.


The Blog we dig this week is Eden Projects Community Blogs. Eden offers advice, free taining weekends, welcome people with inspirational project ideas to come together and much more. There is something for everyone who is interested in building a great community project, so pop over and have a browse, you won't be disappointed!


The Event we dig this week is the Community Matters Conference and AGM 2013, Saturday 19th October, London. The conference theme this year is 'Funding' and will focus on how to source, generate and tender for it.

Topics include: Successful fundraising, Becoming 'business like' and Getting paid to deliver services.

It definitely sounds like a great event to be attending, and there's still time to apply for a place, so get booking!!


The Influencer we dig this week is British actor, writer and comedian Stephen Fry (@stephenfry). Stephen Fry is highly influential throughout social media and has backed several projects, one project in particular was for the Glyncoch Community Centre, after hearing about the campaign he tweeted about the project and the funding came flooding in from companies and individuals from all over. What a great thing to happen. Well Done!



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