Up to £10,000 for Dorset youth projects

Crowdfunder and Dorset Council have teamed up to offer £100,000 in match funding to support youth projects in the county. If your project fits with the criteria of this fund you could get an extra cash injection alongside what you raise from the crowd. Find out more and start crowdfunding below.

About this fund

Active Dorset Youth Fund project fund
Dorset Youth fund
Get up to £10,000

The Dorset Youth Fund is designed to provide young people with places to go and things to do, or to help them improve their community through social action.

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

Dorset Council's youth fund will support local projects designed to give young people places to go and things to do, helping them to do good things within their communities.

What can you fund?

Campaigns launching as part of #CrowdfundDorset could be eligible for a contribution from Dorset Council of up to 50% your funding target. The fund is our way of supporting people who want to contribute to projects, and adding our weight to the Crowd.

Community groups must raise 25% of their target before they will be considered eligible for council funding.

Funding is now available to help groups set up community-led projects that:

  • Provide young people with places to go and things to do in their local area
  • Help them improve their community through social action – volunteering, campaigning or having a voice in local decisions

Dorset Council will decide whether to give money from the youth fund to crowdfunded projects based on how much they meet these aims and have public support.

How to apply for this fund

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

Projects supported by Dorset Council

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

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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.

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