Christmas Lights

Light up your town this Christmas

We could have £1,000 extra funding available for you.

Over the last few years, towns across the UK have seen their Christmas budget dwindling due to government cuts.

Crowdfunder has helped hundreds of communities to raise the much needed cash to light up the town, and spread a little Christmas cheer.

Start crowdfunding for your lights and you could grab yourself £1,000 extra funding from the Just Act Community Fund, just like Wednesfield and Sale Moor.

So, what are you waiting for?

Given the importance of the Christmas lights, we thought crowdfunding would be a great way to involve the whole community.

Russell Goldsmith, Exeter Christmas Lights
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How extra funding works

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How Stephenie raised over £5,000 for her great idea

Christmas ideas come in all shapes and sizes

Christmas ideas come in all shapes and sizes

Stephenie was determined not to see Wednesfield spend another Christmas in the dark after cuts to Wolverhampton City Council’s festive budget. They needed £4,000 to light up the historic town this year, which amounted to just 25p per household.

Making ideas happen

Making ideas happen

With the help of our online support tools she came up with a great project page, offering a variety of rewards for residents and local businesses in return for pledges of money. The community responded and soon she was closing in on her target.

Extra funding for community ideas

Extra funding for community ideas

At the same time our +Funder, Just Act, was supporting Crowdfunder projects that had gathered support from their local community and Stephenie’s idea fit the bill. They added a further £1,000 pledge of their own to support the Crowd.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

In the end the town sailed past their target and raised £5,625 from 37 supporters, including £1,000 from Just Act, to make it a Christmas to remember in Staffordshire.

We wanted the entire community to be able to play a part in making Exeter shine this Christmas.