CROWDFUNDING MAKES IT HAPPEN

Got a burning ambition? Want to do something big? Something once in a lifetime?

Make the most of your time at Leeds and do it!

  • Come to Training Session
  • Create a Project
  • Launch Campaign
  • Promote to Network
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You have the following projects in draft state:

The Process


What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is sponsorship by a crowd of many donors, each making an individual, small donation in return for a small reward, like a t-shirt or a project poster. It works really well for universities because there are large groups of people who want to see your projects succeed, such as alumni, or your friends and family.

Who are the sponsors?

Your sponsors will be individuals such as alumni, friends, and family. Occasionally, they may also be complete strangers! How many people your project reaches is up to you!

Can I raise more than my funding target?

Yes! There is no ceiling to how much you can raise and it is common for projects to raise more than their minimum and sometimes more than their funding target!

What's all-or-nothing funding?

We ask you for two amounts - the minimum you need, and your ultimate target. Funds only change hands if a project has reached its minimum once it hit its end date. This means you only need to carry out your project and deliver rewards if you achieve this minimum target. We recommend setting the minimum at the smallest amount you need to complete your project and successfully deliver rewards. You can still set a bigger project target as well! Most projects receive considerably more than their minimum!

What is a project?

When you publish your idea or event, we call it a project. 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. Projects must have a clear goal and be able to explain how you will spend the funds you raise.

What else do I need to know?

You can view our full Crowdfunding project guidelines here.

Are there any fees?

We cover all the costs of the platform.

Get in touch

Before you submit your project please get in touch with the Crowdfunding team. We can provide specialist and personal support - we're here to help you get it just right! Please contact the team at crowdfunding@leeds.ac.uk.

Deadlines

Projects will be launched in waves during each semester. You must complete Project Leader training and submit your project by the wave deadline in order to meet a 'Go Live' date.

Get in touch if you want to get involved!

Resources

The Crowdfunding Handbook
Rewards Guide
Promotion Guide

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