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Council initiative supports another project

08 Jul 2019

A primary school can now fund installation of bike shelters after reaching its target on Crowdfund Crawley.

 

Seymour Primary School has crowdfunded £7,475 with the help of 23 backers, including Crawley Borough Council (£3,837), Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (£2,000), CRG Management Solutions (£250) and Friends of Seymour School (£250).

 

The project aims to encourage more children to cycle to school, benefitting their health, learning and confidence whilst combating traffic congestion and air pollution.

 

Sustainable transport charity, Sustrans, is supporting the school in delivering the project, which is currently overfunding. Extra funding will be spent on purchasing helmets and repair kits for bicycles and scooters.

 

The Spacehive site, Crowdfund Crawley, was put together to help make Crawley a better place to live, work and visit. If a project idea reflects this, it could be eligible for funding from a number of organisations, including Crawley Borough Council’s Neighbourhood Improvement Fund.

 

Councillor Peter Smith, Cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development, said: “Congratulations to Seymour Primary School for overfunding on the bike shelter project, I hope it encourages parents and children to choose a more sustainable mode of transport to and from school.

 

“I’m really pleased that our Neighbourhood Improvement Fund is able to help another community project through Crowdfund Crawley. This initiative has been hugely successful in its first year and I urge Crawley’s community to continue taking advantage of the brilliant scheme.”

For more details or to pledge visit www.spacehive.com/movement/crawley/projects