How to crowdfund your project!

Do you have a project that needs funding?

Are you a University of Glasgow student, member of staff or society? Why not apply?

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  • Application Reviewed
  • Launch Project
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The Spark Funder 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. 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 donors 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!

Why would people support?

Your project will inspire someone to want to support because they feel they can make a difference through your work, maybe they were involved in something similar and want to help or they might just want to be involved in your success. Only you can tell someone why they should give.

What is a project?

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

How can I apply?

It's easy, all applications must be reviewed by our Chancellor's Fund Board so simply download the application form on the right-hand side and then submit it through your School or Service for consideration.

How much can I raise?

There is no ceiling to how much you can raise and it is common for projects to raise more than their targeted minimum and sometimes more than their funding target! We will work with you to work out how much we think your project could raise.

Are there any fees?

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

Got more questions?

We’re professional fundraisers and we are here to help your project succeed. We have lots of great ideas and tips. If you want to pick our brain, email our crowdfunding team at sparkfunder@glasgow.ac.uk.

Resources

The Crowdfunding Handbook
Rewards Guide
Promotion Guide
Application Form

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