Up to £10,000 match funding available for ideas that create a brighter future for Salford

Salford City Council has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch Crowdfund Salford!

Using the power of the crowd, we’ll be helping projects to find the funding and support they need to turn their ideas into a reality.

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About this fund

Active Crowdfund Salford project fund
Crowdfund Salford
Get up to £10,000

Up to £10,000 match funding available for ideas that create a brighter future for Salford.

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

How does crowdfunding work?

We will consider pledging up to 50% of your crowdfund campaign target (up to a maximum pledge amount of £10,000) if you meet our eligibility criteria as follows:

  • You must first demonstrate strong local support by getting to 25% of your crowdfunding target before being considered
  • If you receive a pledge from Crowdfund Salford, but the amount does not take you to your crowdfund target, you must continue crowdfunding until you reach your target, in order to receive anything pledged by Crowdfund Salford

Essential Criteria:

  • Be local to the city and benefit people who live or work in Salford
  • Reflect at least one of the Council’s ‘Great Eight’ priorities: Tackling poverty and inequality; Education and skills; Health and social care; Economic development; Housing; Transport; A transparent effective organisation and Social impact including Salford’s 10% Better Campaign outcomes
  • Must be inclusive and accessible
  • If you are from a local community group, charity, voluntary organisation or social enterprise, you will need to provide bank account details and a copy of your governing documents that shows how your group or organisation is run (e.g. constitution, rules, etc)
  • If you are an individual, you will need to provide bank account details and evidence of your identity
  • If you are a private sector business, you will need to provide bank account details and evidence of who owns/ governs the business
  • Have a bank account and governing document (constitution, set of rules or equivalent) that show how your group/organisation is run

Before completing your application please read the fund eligibility criteria fully here.

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Did you know that there is other funding support available in Salford if Crowdfunding is not suitable for you. Find out more here.

Salford City Council reserves the right to not fund a project or to withdraw funding during a campaign, if it becomes apparent that any of the criteria are not being met.

From 11/11/2020 we are only counting pledges from unique backers (supporters) towards the minimum required number. Pledges sharing the same backer’s name or email address, or made using the same payment card as another pledge, will not be counted as made by a unique backer and will only be counted once. Our guidelines for project owners include this detail and can be found 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 a project

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.

Apply for funding

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.

start crowdfunding

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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