CrowdfundEd is FundEd’s crowdfunding platform. CrowdfundEd allows friends, local businesses and the community to support creative and innovative projects that inspire and raise the aspirations of pupils.
Projects are created by schools and their PTAs. Any parent, friend, relative or local business can ‘Follow’ a school and will automatically receive details of every new project as they are set up. This creates an exciting platform for everyone to become philanthropists and lend their support to projects and programmes that inspire our children.
CrowdfundEd allows local businesses to choose projects from schools in their area that appeal to them and can pledge their support to help make them happen. Details of each pledge can be seen by everyone associated with each school, thereby helping local businesses to demonstrate their commitment to their community.
What is Crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is sponsorship by a crowd of many donors, each making a donation in order to help the school achieve their goal. FundEd provides a platform to showcase projects to a potentially huge audience, and gives sponsors an easy way to donate and support innovative projects.
How Does a School Create a Project?
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?
CrowdfundEd is part of the overall FundEd programme, which includes the termly magazine, ‘how to guides’, fundraising templates, grants database and access to resources to help schools raise extra money for projects that inspire. For more information about the FundEd programme, please visit www.funded.org.uk. Unlike many crowdfunding platforms we do not charge a % of the funds raised. There are card processing charges that you pay directly to the merchant (Stripe charge 2.4% + 20p per transaction).
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!