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Octopus Story receives match funding as part of crowdfunding campaign

August 1, 2022

Octopus Story, an exciting Arts Council project taking place across Portsmouth later this year has been awarded £2,500 match funding from Portsmouth City Council’s CIL Transformation Fund as part of the project’s crowdfunding campaign.

Octopus Story is a large-scale immersive audio-visual installation planned to be held at Portsmouth Cathedral in November. The Octopus Story crowdfund campaign is raising money to help deliver a range of workshops to support the final event.

Project organiser Roy Hanney said

“We want the project to offer as many people as possible the chance to get involved with Octopus Story.  The crowdfunder offers a range of rewards including t-shirts, artworks and sponsorship packages and we want to thank Portsmouth City Council for offering £2,500 in match funding. ”

Angela Parks of Articulate Sage, a Southsea-based arts consultancy said

“This is a brilliant project. Articulate Sage are thrilled to provide support so some of the country’s best creatives can produce work for this city. At a time when environmental issues are becoming critical it is great to see the arts being used to spread important messages whilst entertaining people. I urge other companies to look at the sponsorship opportunities.”

The CIL Transformation Fund has been developed by Portsmouth City Council in partnership with Crowdfunder UK. The money comes from the Community Infrastructure Levy fund (CIL), which allows local authorities to raise funds from developers who are undertaking new building projects in their area. The CIL Transformation Fund is a great opportunity for Portsmouth residents to crowdfund money for positive local change.



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