A guest post from One Community, the Community Foundation for the people of Kirklees
We at One Community are excited to work with I’m In on a new approach to funding to enable local people and groups bring their Bright Ideas to life. We will bring together people with ideas, skills and money to develop projects to make a real difference to younger and older people in the community.
Normally One Community follows a formal application process but Bright Ideas allows people to pitch their ideas to us in about 100 words. This is a much quicker process; a different and exciting way to apply for funding.
Businesses, and other local employers, are volunteering their staff to team up with people with Bright Ideas, to create full proposals. This will then be pitched to our donor funders at a Dragon’s Den style event. Donors will choose where to put their money to make a real impact.
Bright Ideas donor Jimmy Dickinson Managing Partner, Longley Farm said: “I am thrilled to be a supporter of the new ‘Bright Ideas’ initiative between One Community and Kirklees Council. It’s a great venture. It matches local donations with funds from the Council, to support and develop good ideas from individuals and the voluntary sector.”
Bright Ideas will help community groups and individuals to develop great responses to benefit younger and older people. We couldn’t do this without the support of local donors and businesses and we are grateful for their support. For anyone thinking about volunteering it’s a great opportunity to work with a small team with diverse backgrounds to come up with innovative solutions to real needs.
Everyone involved is looking forward to the challenge of developing some fantastic project ideas.
If you want to join us then please contact One Community
Tel: 01484 468397