What is crowdfunding?
In the simplest terms, crowdfunding is a way for clubs and organisations to raise funds by asking many people (the ‘crowd’) for relatively small amounts of money. Crowdfunding has turned the tables on the traditional fundraising method and allows you to use the internet to engage with millions of potential funders.
Usually, those seeking funds will set up a profile about their business, project, or venture on a crowdfunding website – which is sometimes referred to as a crowdfunding platform.
Introduction to crowdfunding webinar
Learn more about crowdfunding and hear from Gravesend Rugby Club in this 30 minute webinar.
Sport England and CrowdFunder
Sport England and CrowdFunder have teamed up to make £2.5million of match funding available to help sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus crisis and with the safe return to play.
St Lawrence & Highland Court Cricket Club
St Lawrence & Highland Court CC is a cricket club based in South East Kent in the village of Bridge. In 2020 they successfully raised £13,820 (plus estimated £1103.75 from gift aid) with 115 supporters in 56 days.
Hythe Cricket & Squash Club
The club has cricket, squash, racketball and football teams, indoor bowls and a golf society. Members range in age from 6 to 87. In 2020 they successfully raised £26,001 with 179 supporters in 43 days.
Gravesend Rugby Club
Gravesend RFC offers five senior men’s teams, a thriving ladies team, a wheelchair section and a full complement of mini and youth teams. In 2020 they successfully raised £35,450 (plus estimated £4347.50 from gift aid) with 262 supporters in 38 days.
Thanet Wanderers Rugby Club
The aim of Thanet Wanderers’ Return to Rugby Fund is to support those families who have been badly affected economically due to the pandemic. In 2020 they successfully raised £15,040 with 165 supporters in 58 days.