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The Crowdfunding Handbook

From preparing your project to thanking donors, this guide gives an overview of what you need to consider

Theatre project

Plymouth School of Creative Arts used crowdfunding to raise £6,035 to buy theatre and stage equipment

Promoting your campaign

The key to crowdfunding success is getting lots of people to pledge – identify supporters and plan your strategy

What is crowdfunding?

Get your project funded by running a targeted online crowdfunding campaign

STEM kit

Oathall Community College raised £29,468 through their crowdfunding campaign

Campaign schedule

Allow time to plan and prepare, recruit support, launch and engage donors and finish your campaign successfully

3D-printing resources

The Forest School beat their crowdfunding target and raised £2,800 for 3D-printing resources

Music room

St John’s CofE Primary School crowdfunded £6,820 for an outdoor music room

Covid-19 crisis campaign

Find out how Chestnut Grove Academy ran a successful crowdfunding campaign during lockdown

Outdoor learning project

St John's Primary School in Hampshire crowdfunded for an outdoor tree hut and raised £3,045

MUGA

This school made their MUGA dreams a reality thanks to crowdfunding

The art of regular giving

Fundraising is not always about fireworks. Sometimes it’s the quiet opportunities for regular donations that provide that all-important steady income stream for schools

Makey Makey

Oakham CofE Primary School crowdfunded £1,254 for Makey Makey computing kits for the whole class

What makes a good project?

Director of the UK Crowdfunding Association, Jonathan May answers some frequently-asked crowdfunding questions

How to use social media

Use social media to boost the success of your campaign