Up to £5,000 available to support communities in Derby

Do you have a great idea for a project in your community? Derby City Council and Crowdfunder have teamed up to provide extra funding for Derby based groups to raise awareness and funds for activities that are important to them and their community.

About this fund

Active Derby Community Fund project fund
Derby Community Fund
Get up to £5,000

Match funding is available for projects that are led by not for profit organisations that will benefit communities in Derby.

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

To be eligible for a pledge of match funding from Derby City Council, projects must:
  • be local to the City and benefit people who live or work in Derby*
  • be run by a not for profit organisation
  • demonstrate support from the crowd and have achieved 25% of their funding target
  • contribute to one or more of the following areas:
  • help to support vulnerable adults and children
  • improve the health and wellbeing of residents
  • help to increase attainment, skills and employment potential
  • help to build strong communities

*At least 75% of the people benefiting from your project should live or work in Derby.

Once an eligible project has raised 25% of their fundraising target from multiple pledges, Derby City Council may pledge to fund a further 25% of the target up to a maximum of £5,000.

The money pledged will be released only if the full fundraising target has been reached.

Download the Crowdfund Derby guidance pack to read the full eligibility criteria and Terms and Conditions.

How to apply for this fund

Start by setting up a crowdfunder project, if eligible you will be able to apply 

Projects supported by Derby

Crowdfunding in 60 seconds

Got a minute to spare? Watch our 'how it works' animation. You'll get a brief overview of how crowdfunding works and what extra support, services and money that only Crowdfunder can give you. 

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How +Extra funding works

start crowdfunding

Start a project

 Start a new project on Crowdfunder, tell us the basics and a rough outline of your story. Then we can show you funds that you may be eligible for.

Get the word out

Apply for funding

You can then choose to make an application for a relevant fund. If a partner likes your project, they may agree to support it.

Get funded

Start crowdfunding

Start raising money from the crowd and once you reach an agreed percentage of your target, one of our partners could boost your total with a large donation.

Learn to crowdfund

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