Trust Bank Co., Ltd.
Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture Begins Fundraising of 10 Million Yen Using Furusato Nozei to Create More Attractiveness in Kosuge Village Through a New Craft Beer Factory
~ Utilize “Government Crowdfunding (R)” to raise funds for solving local issues through hometown tax ~
Trust Bank Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Kenichi Kawamura, hereinafter referred to as “Trust Bank”), which plans and operates “Furusato Choice”, a comprehensive website for Kosuge village and hometown tax payment in Yamanashi Prefecture, announced on October 3, Trust Bank. The government crowdfunding (R) (hereafter GCF), a crowdfunding-type hometown tax donation system provided by , has started a project aimed at creating further attractiveness of Kosuge village through a new craft beer factory. increase. The application period is from October 3, 2022 to December 16, 2022, and the target donation amount is 10 million yen.
The purpose of this project is to create a new base for regional revitalization in Kosuge Village, where the population is aging and depopulating.
Currently, Kosuge Village is facing serious depopulation and aging, with the number of people supporting major industries decreasing year by year, and the population falling below 700, about one-third of its peak. It is estimated that the total population will reach 290 by 2060 if the declining population does not stop, and this is a problem for the survival of Kosuge Village, which protects the headwaters of the Tama River and lives in harmony.
Against this background, in this project, we will build a facility with a craft beer factory and a restaurant where you can enjoy tastings, etc. By supporting the construction, we aim to further revitalize Kosuge Village.
(Note) The application period may be extended.
What is Government Crowdfunding (GCF)?
A crowdfunding system provided by Trust Bank in September 2013 to collect hometown tax donations. Local governments will become project owners and raise funds widely by presenting specific solutions to local issues, the necessary donations and how to use them, and the period for collecting donations. Donors can choose how their donations are used. Received the 2019 Good Design Award.
*Government Crowdfunding and GCF are registered trademarks of Trust Bank Co., Ltd.
* “Furusato Choice Government Crowdfunding” site:
Trust Bank Co., Ltd. (https://www.trustbank.co.jp/)
The vision is to create an independent and sustainable community. Founded in April 2012, in September of the same year, the country’s first hometown tax payment website “Furusato Choice” was opened. The number of local governments that can apply for this site is over 1600 local governments (June 2022), which is over 90% of the country, and the number of thank-you items is over 420,000 (June 2010), making it the largest hometown tax site in Japan. In November 2018, we entered the public tech business by grouping with Change Co., Ltd. of the Tokyo Stock Exchange Prime Market. In September 2019, the business chat “LoGo Chat” for local governments was released, and in March 2020, the no-code electronic application tool “LoGo Form” was released. In addition, we are developing a local currency business that promotes regional economic circulation and an energy business that promotes local production and local consumption of renewable energy.
* No. 1 municipality that can apply (in-house research as of June 2022), No. 1 number of thank-you items posted (JMRO research in October 2021)
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