The launch of The Funding Network St Albans will be taking place in St Albans later this year to help raise money for four local charities.
The event, hosted by the Verulamium Museum in its beautiful Mosaic Room on Friday 2nd September, has been organised by local resident, Richard Sved, with the support of a group of volunteers and national charity, The Funding Network.
Each local charity will have up to 6 minutes to pitch and 6 minutes to take questions from the audience, followed by a live crowdfunding pledging session. The four charities were selected by a panel of local volunteers from the business and charity sector following a short application process.
Commenting on the event, Richard Sved said: “I am delighted to be bringing The Funding Network to St Albans. There are so many good causes in the area that are struggling for funding and so many people who would support them if they had the chance to hear from them directly. I am pleased to be bringing these two things together at what should be a really fun and inspiring evening. I’m hoping this event will be the first of many.”
Attendees at the event will be given the opportunity to hear more from each of the four charities before deciding whether they would like to pledge support to any of them. The charities selected for the September event are Mind in mid Herts, Sustainable St Albans, The Ollie Foundation and Young People’s Puppet Theatre.
Mandy Johnson, Trustee of Mind in mid Herts, said: “I’m sure I speak on behalf of all the projects when I say that we are so grateful to have been selected to benefit from this special event. We are always looking for new ways to engage local residents with what we do and it is essential for us to find new ways to fund our vital work in the community.”
Tickets for the event can be purchased for £10 via the charity’s website - www.thefundingnetwork.org.uk/stalbans2016. Entry price includes exclusive access to some of the museum’s most treasured artefacts, refreshments and, of course, the thrill of live crowdfunding.