Providing extra funding to help make great ideas happen in our communities

If you're a Barnsley community group, charity, social enterprise, business or individual you can use Crowdfund Barnsley to get support from people who want to back your project.

In addition, projects that will make a real difference in our communities and to our residents might be eligible for a Boost match funding element. This could be up to 50% of the money you wish to raise or £2,000 – whichever is met first.

Start your journey today to help make a better Barnsley!

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Barnsley Council and Berneslai Homes are supporting projects that help our communities and residents.

You need a crowdfunding project to apply for funding. Start or continue adding your project and, if eligible, you'll be prompted to apply.


In order for your project to receive a Barnsley Boost it must:

  • Be local to Barnsley.
  • Be from a charity, community or voluntary sector organisation, or a social enterprise.
  • Demonstrate how the project will deliver benefits for one or more of the following: communities and our residents, environment or public space, local economy.
  • You will also need to detail how outcomes will be measured and what targets are being proposed.
  • All projects should actively promote equal opportunities and social inclusion.
  • Demonstrate the project has real community support, by achieving at least 10% of funding target or a minimum of 5 backers before we will consider a pledge.
  • Achieve a minimum 25% of the funding target before we will confirm the pledge (up to 50% of total project value or £2,000 whichever is met first).
  • Still achieve 100% of the target amount sought by the project deadline.

Projects that we cannot support with a Barnsley Boost include:

  • Projects from individuals. If you are an individual with an idea you could link up with a local organisation. Contact us if you would like help with this.
  • Activities that promote political views or religious beliefs.
  • Commercial or business related activities.
  • Statutory organisations.
  • Spending that has already taken place.
  • Projects already fully funded by other sources.

Projects that aren’t eligible for a Barnsley Boost are still encouraged to crowdfund their ideas and make them happen!

Ready to raise funds for your idea?

Our crowd has raised over £200 million for bright ideas and good causes.

How crowdfunding works

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Add your idea to Crowdfunder

Create your unique page. Tell your story and explain your idea. Then set a target and how long you need to reach it.

Get the word out

Get the word out

Spread the word to friends, professional contacts and others in your community. Tell everyone you know about your project.

Get funded

Get funded

People who like your idea donate or pledge money in return for a reward they’ll receive once your project succeeds.

Learn how to crowdfund with our guides

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