Crowdfund Fife

Up to £2,000 available to support great ideas in Fife!

Crowdfunder and Fife Council have teamed up to support non-for-profit community groups and organisations in Fife.

If your group or organisation 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 apply below.

About this fund

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Crowdfund Fife
Crowdfund Fife
Get up to £2,000

Crowdfund Fife is for non-profit making, local, constituted community groups with clearly defined aims and objectives or new organisations just forming.

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

Criteria

Crowdfund Fife is for non-profit making, local, constituted community groups with clearly defined aims and objectives or new organisations just forming.

What Can Fife Council Fund?

  • Small capital works to improve your community
  • Local events that bring people out of their homes e.g. Men’s Shed, Tea Dance etc.
  • Regeneration of your local area e.g. playparks. It’s up to you –anything is possible.
  • Pilot projects that trial alternative ways of working.
  • Buying new equipment, materials, or expertise you do not already have that will expand your activities and encourage more people to get involved in your group
  • A technical study if you are developing a new facility or service

Crowdfunder project set up

In order to be eligible to apply, your project must be set up in Crowdfunder as a “keep what you raise” or an “all or nothing” project.

Selection process

All projects that meet the criteria set out above will be assessed to determine which will receive extra funding. Project owners will be informed whether their application has been successful or not.

Extra funding criteria

If your application is approved, you’ll be offered extra funding of up to 50% towards your initial crowdfunding target, up to a maximum of £2,000. The pledge amount/percentage will be confirmed to you shortly after approval.

Following approval for funding, if you wish to make any changes to your campaign target, or any significant changes to your rewards or other page content you must notify us.

To secure a pledge from the Fund, you will need to do the following:

1. Apply to, and be approved for, the Fund.

2. Receive a provisional pledge from the Fund, by reaching at least 25% of your fundraising target from at least 10 unique supporters*.

3. Receive the Fund pledge by reaching at least 100% of your fundraising target.

*The provisional pledge which will be for up to 50% of your target (up to £2,000) and the pledge amount/percentage will be confirmed to you shortly after approval. The pledge will be made on to your crowdfunding campaign once you have raised at least 25% of your initial target from the required number of unique supporters and will count towards your target. You must then raise the remaining amount from your crowd, to achieve 100% of your funding target and receive the Crowdfund Fife Funds.

To verify whether Supporters are unique we will take account of information including, but not limited to: name, address, email addresses and payment card used.

If the project fails to reach 100% of the target the provisional pledge will be cancelled. The Project owner will be encouraged to review what went wrong and, if appropriate, to attempt to crowdfund again.

Crowdfund Fife reserves the right to vary these extra funding criteria; projects will be notified if their extra funding criteria will vary from the stated terms above.

Please see the full Terms and Conditions here.

How to apply for this fund

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

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.

We're with you every step of the way

Crowdfunder Knowledge Hub

Crowdfunder Knowledge Hub

The go-to place for all the advice and guidance to help you make your project a success no matter what stage you're at.

Interactive sessions

Join our interactive sessions

Our team regularly host live and interactive sessions to share all the tips and know-how you need to be successful on Crowdfunder.

The Help Centre

The Help Centre

If you're not sure where to start, our Help Centre will give you all of the information you need to see success with your crowdfunding project.

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