Devon FA partner with Crowdfunder to raise £400k for football clubs across the county.
Devon Football Association are set to be the first F.A. in the UK to crowdfund money for its 635 clubs, 1750 teams, supporting its 27,000 members across the County.
Across the next 12 months Devon FA hopes its pioneering Crowdfunder campaign could raise thousands of pounds for local clubs in need of funding for a wide range of projects - from small sums for kit to larger capital projects.
Each football club will decide what it needs to crowdfund funds for. "Typically our football clubs need money to send junior teams on tour, pitch upkeep, upgrading facilities, women's football, disability sport support and kit," said Paul Morrison, Chief Executive from Devon FA.
'We are hugely excited about the potential of our Devon FA crowdfunding campaign," said Paul Morrison, from Devon FA. "Our football clubs really are at the heart of the community and play a vital role on so many levels. Our crowdfunding campaign will unlock further support for these clubs, providing vital equipment and support for members. We're proud that Devon FA is the first in the UK to lead a crowdfunding campaign that will help local clubs become sustainable."
"This is a UK first and could be a real game-changer for football associations," said Phil Geraghty, MD of Crowdfunder. "To crowdfund a whole county's football clubs is an ambition we've had for some time. We're delighted to pioneer this idea in Devon, a County that has supported Crowdfunder from the start."
With £5,000 matchfunding now available for clubs in Devon, projects will need to have a target of at least £1,000 and will need to reach 25% of their total funding target before being considered by Devon FA for a pledge. A maximum pledge of £500 is available.
To raise funds for your club, get started and add your project here.