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Wrexham Council Approve the Use of Crowdfunding to Fund Local Projects


Crowdfunding to be used to safeguard Standards

Wrexham council’s Executive Board has approved the use of Crowdfunding to fund projects that benefit Wrexham and its residents. It will now trial a project to safeguard the standards or ceremonial flags belonging to local veterans groups.  It is estimated that £15,000 to £20,000 will be needed to safeguard the standards for permanent display at the Guildhall.

Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities and Partnerships, said:

During these unprecedented financial times we have been looking at alternative ways of providing services and funding using our Together in Wrexham ethos which encourages local people to play a role in the delivery of non-statutory services.  Safeguarding these important standards is something I believe falls into this category and I was more than happy to support the recommendations.

Cllr David Griffiths, Armed Forces Champion, said:

The standards are an important part of our heritage and I am very pleased that Executive Board has recognised this and approved the Crowdfunding initiative.   As a council we cannot afford to fund the projects we previously did and by encouraging alternative sources  of funding we can bring together those people who are willing to contribute to their safeguarding.


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