What is crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is an online way to raise money, awareness and support for a Scouting project.
Crowdfunder.co.uk iand the Scout Association have partnered to support the online fundraising needs of the Scouts. the UK’s largest crowdfunding platform.
Crowdfunding enables people with great ideas to raise the money they need, in return for ‘rewards’. The public can back your idea with pledges of money and project owners can ‘thank’ their backers with rewards that reflect the money contributed. Don’t worry - we’ve got some great reward ideas for you in our guides!
First you create a simple page on our site, explaining who you are, what your idea is and what people get in return for a pledge.
Next, you tell all the people you know – and some of them share it with their friends in turn... and so on.
All the while, people who believe in your idea pledge money in return for a reward that they’ll receive if your project succeeds.