The University of Leeds Crowdfunding platform is helping current students to make the most of their time at Leeds.

We review all projects for suitability, judging them on the quality of the presentation of the projects, their goals, and the level of organisation and commitment demonstrated by the teams behind them.

If you support a project, you will automatically receive updates about it. You can also interact directly with the team behind the project by leaving a comment on the project, or sending them a message.

What is Crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding allows you to raise money in support of a project or activity from a crowd of many donors, typically from your own personal networks. Each supporter makes an individual, small donation in return for a small reward. Crowdfunding provides a platform to showcase projects to a potentially huge audience, and gives sponsors an easy way to donate.

What projects are suitable for Crowdfunding?

Projects must meet our core value of supporting current students to make the most of their time at Leeds. Leeds students must be the main beneficiary of the project.

You can read more about suitable projects in our Guidelines.

You will also need to speak to your projects relevant contact e.g. if you're an LUU Club or Society get in touch with Shona Henley. Any other projects, or if you're unsure, send us a message or email us at crowdfunding@leeds.ac.uk.

How Do I Create a Project?

Once you've contacted the Crowdfunding team simply login and enter a few key details: a description of what you want to do, a funding target and completion date, and some rewards for pledges. Images and videos can also bring your project to life! We offer advice, tips, and feedback all along the way.

Are there any fees?

We cover the costs of payment processing fees, so that you always get 100% of the value of your pledges.

All-or-Nothing Funding?

Every project must achieve its minimum needed by its completion date or no funds change hands. Why? Part of the appeal of crowdfunding is that sponsors get to engage with projects and see where their money is going. This keeps everyone happy!

Interested?

You need to speak to your projects relevant contact e.g. if you're an LUU Club or Society get in touch with Shona Henley. Any other projects, or if you're unsure, send us a message or email us at crowdfunding@leeds.ac.uk. There are a number of guidelines that we ask you to follow when creating your project and using the website.