To achieve the Liberal Britain we all believe in, we need to grow again, and grow from the bottom up and you can help us achieve this.
We’ve already had success – 2016 was our most successful year ever for by-elections and ALDC helped ensure we made 32 net gains – but we need more hard working Liberal Democrats campaigning in more places across the country and more Lib Dem councillors elected.
We need your help to make a difference through the ALDC Fighting Fund in our 50th year.
£50,000 in the Fighting Fund will help us to continue ALDC’s tradition of helping all Lib Dem campaigners.
Our aim is to repeat last year’s record gains in by-elections every year and to see a reduction in Lib Dem blackholes – which currently stand at 133 councils across England, Scotland and Wales.
Your generous donations will help our party grow again in two simple ways:
- Local By-election Fast Track Grant: The grant can be used for a by-election in a marginal ward that we stand a genuine chance of winning, or is a realistic ward to gain within the next council cycle. As well as financial grants, ALDC also offers telephone calls through a weekly phone bank that is funded by the Fighting Fund. The phone bank can be used for a by-election in a marginal ward that we stand a genuine chance of winning, or is a realistic ward to gain within the next council cycle.
- Start-up Grants: We are also currently able to offer grants to people starting out by providing advice, training and a small ‘start-up’ grant to help a new team get going. This is available to council areas or local parties with less than two Lib Dem councillors at present.
We need your help to make a difference through the ALDC Fighting Fund.
Would you help us by donating to our appeal and assist us in reaching our target?
Make your donation
Donate now and you’ll receive something special to commemorate 50 years of ALDC:
- £5 a month – you’ll receive a special commemorative badge
- £10 a month – you’ll get a badge and your name in our anniversary book: ALDC 50 Years of Community Campaigning
- £50 a month – you’ll get a badge, a copy of – and your name in – our book, a place at our 50th anniversary meal (21 October) and free entry to one Kickstart a year
If you wish to apply for a grant, see the criteria or make an application for a Fighting Fund – find out more.