The Bell at Iden Crowdfunder

by Paul in Rye, East Sussex, United Kingdom

The Bell at Iden Crowdfunder

Total raised £12,000

£15,000 stretch target 27 days left
120% 44 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 18th June 2024 at 12:30pm

Help us to save The Bell at Iden! We are crowdfunding for donations to cover our initial costs while we apply for grants to buy the pub.

by Paul in Rye, East Sussex, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

We've set a stretch goal of raising £15,000. This includes £5,000 of match funding already pledged from the East Sussex Community Wellbeing Fund. So our overall target is £15,000, of which we have to raise £10,000 ourselves.

Good News Update!

We have received a pledge of £5,000 from the East Sussex Community Wellbeing Fund, which is fantastic news. This number shows up in our total amount pledged, but we still have to raise £10,000 ourselves to receive this funding. So our overall target is now £15,000! 

Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far, and if you haven't contributed yet, please help us to reach our target and help to save The Bell.

About The Bell

The Bell at Iden is a 17th century free house that sits in the heart of Iden village in East Sussex. The Bell was an important part of the local community until it closed its doors in June 2023. The current owners have put it up for sale but have struggled to find a buyer. The Bell is registered as an Asset of Community Value in recognition of its importance to Iden.

Our Aim

We want to buy The Bell for the local community. We have registered a community benefit society called The Bell Inn Iden Community Limited. Our goal is to purchase The Bell and run it as a community pub for the benefit of local people.

Why We Need Funding

We are applying for grants and other funding to enable us to buy The Bell. And later in the year we will run a community share offer that will raise money by allowing people to buy shares in our community benefit society.

But first we need to raise funds to cover our initial costs, such as valuations, surveys, expert advice and support for grant applications. We are asking for donations now to help us cover these costs.

What You Can Do

Donate now! We will include your name in the list of people who helped to save The Bell with their donations. Don't worry, we won't share any details without asking your permission first.

What This Isn't

Please note this is a donation and does not buy you a share of The Bell. All being well, the opportunity to buy shares in our community benefit society will come later this year when we launch our community share offer. 

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