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  • Martin Yallop From the Spacehive website: The Ultimate Guide to Crowdfunding Spacehive is a funding platform for projects that make local places better. By providing the tools you need to develop your ideas, get noticed by crowds of people, companies, councils and the media, we help you attract funding to make great projects happen. And now we have  a complete guide  to help you formulate your project idea, plan and promote your campaign, pitch for funds and bring your project to life. Chapters include: Defining your idea Presenting your project Planning your campaign Approaching businesses Pledging and payments Communicating your campaign Writing a press release Hosting a pledge party Pitching and Verification Delivering your project Top tips for a successful campaign Why crowdfunding? Crowdfunding – lots of people giving small amounts of money – isn’t a new concept. In fact, back in the 1700s the base of the Statue of Liberty was crowdfunded through public conscription. They received monumental (heh) support and everyone who pledged a dollar or more was rewarded with a mini Statue of Liberty in thanks. Fast forward to present day and using crowdfunding to generate public support for an idea has become more mainstream. The benefits of running a campaign are clear; it allows you to raise awareness and support, get validation for your idea, unlock grants and other funds as well as create a band of advocates for your project. Although running a crowdfunding campaign involves time, energy and a lot of hard work, with plenty of planning and preparation it can help you achieve amazing things.
    December 5, 2016

  • Simon Hankin Hi all The consultation on our proposal to designate the TransWilts Line (Swindon to Westbury) as a community railway is underway. Please check out the link at:
    February 12, 2016

  • Dita Stanis-Traken Consultation on Scotland’s Rail Infrastructure Strategy from 2019
    December 13, 2016

  • Anne Ridley Well it was a surprise to see my photograph in Modern Railway mag' yesterday. Just to correct the caption though - I am not an employee of Northern but have worked for the Settle Carlisle Railway Dev Co for over 16 years
    November 25, 2016