Crowdfunding has been used repeatedly as a funding platform by several organizations, universities, social groups and a lot more. In Thorner, West Yorkshire, England there is an ongoing project to restore and further beautify the old quarry. The survey’s purpose is to get more information about the nature of the infill, ecological features and stability of the rock face. To finance the survey work needed for this endeavor, a crowdfunding campaign was started with the aim of raising as much as £3500 ($5,042) to cover for the surveys and additional consultations. The survey’s purpose is to get more information about the nature of the infill, ecological features and stability of the rock face. The crowdfunding’s target is to raise as much as £3500 ($5,042) to cover for the surveys and additional consultations.
According to the volunteer group chairman, Scott Marshall, crowdfunding provides investors with the chance to fund the projects they can relate to and feel strongly about. This fundraising platform has been successful in financing a number of projects across the nation. Marshall added that they feel a lot people would want to preserve and enhance the quarry’s valuable historical and geological aspects. Also, those who want to donate will have the opportunity to compete for the limited and autographed edition of the Peter Brook Prints. The winner, who will be chosen from a draw, will choose from a collection of moorland scenes. Also, a water-color painting done by a local artist will be donated as a reward. The painting portrays a scene similar to that of the quarry.
Local historians claim that the old quarry’s history is unknown. However, it is documented that in the early 1800s, houses were built against a rock face, then after the 2nd world war, they were eventually demolished. According to John Calvert, the group’s spokesperson, there was a consultation exercise conducted last year which showed that, although the village had concerns regarding the preservation of the natural environment, they are in support of the clearance work. They also have numerous ideas on how to maintain the site’s historical traits, thus making its geological aspects more evident.