We’re investing in the future of the best county on earth

We have a £200,000 funding pot to distribute to innovative youth projects in Dorset, adding up to 50% to ideas raising up to £5,000. We’re looking for fresh local projects that give Dorset’s young people brand new opportunities – places to go, things to do, and chances to do good things for their own communities.

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£200,000

total Fund

How it works

Planning your project

Planning your project

Start crowdfunding. Use our planning tools, and look at projects that are similar to yours to see what’s been successful. How have people told their story? What rewards have they offered? What sort of target have they set? Start to gather support for your idea well before you go live.

Creating your project

Creating your project

Next create your project. It’s important that it looks attractive to prospective pledgers early on. This is even more crucial if you’re hoping to unlock extra funding, which you can apply for when you add it to Crowdfunder.

Running your project

Running your project

Once you’re live it’s all about momentum. An effective Crowdfunder campaign requires work, tenacity and creative thinking but it’s worth it. If the Crowd support you so will our funding partners. Never lose sight of that because the really good bit comes next.

It’s just the start of your journey

It’s just the start of your journey

Finally it’s all about making an impact. That’s what makes all of this so exciting – the power of the Crowd to change how the world works. You can take the money you’ve raised from your backers along with the extra funding to really make a difference.

Funder

Dorset County Council

We aim to turn this funding into £1m for great youth projects that give young people places to go and things to do or encourage them to be active in their communities. #CrowdfundDorset is a new way of helping local communities make things happen.