(WASHINGTON) – Washington residents may soon be able to enjoy a new collaborative space if a crowdfunding campaign launched today reaches its fundraising goal of $50,000 by October 20th. The campaign, led by the Daviess County 4-H Association, is using the CreatINg Places program sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA).
If the campaign reaches its goal, the To Larger Service – 4-H Ground Collaborative Space project will receive a matching grant of $50,000 from IHCDA.
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“We are excited to partner with the Daviess County 4-H Association on this new collaborative space,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch who serves as board chair for IHCDA. “By partnering with Purdue Extension, this space will be utilized year-round to provide a wide variety of community activities and educational programming for youth.“
The funds raised will be used to build and expand the existing community space and will feature a public meeting space and a community kitchen.
“We are so thankful for this opportunity,” said Tara Brower, who serves as a board member for the Daviess County 4-H Association. “We are asking the community for their support to help make this project a reality. This collaborative space will not only serve our local 4-H youth, but also the entire community through public use, as well as for Purdue Extension educational programs.”
The CreatINg Places program began in 2016 and its projects have raised in excess of $3 million in public funds with an additional $2.4 million in matching IHCDA funds.
The CreatINg Places program is available to projects located in Indiana communities. Non-profit entities (with 501c3 or 501c4 status) and Local Units of Government are eligible to apply.
Eligible projects must have a minimum total development cost of $10,000, where the recipient will receive $5,000 in IHCDA matching funds should they successfully raise $5,000 through Patronicity. IHCDA will provide matching grant funds up to $50,000 per project.