Professional and semi-professional clubs are driving meaningful fan engagement and revenue through crowdfunding
Professional and semi-professional clubs are turning to crowdfunding during the pandemic, working with supporters on a range of innovative campaigns to generate essential revenue and drive meaningful fan engagement.
They are all shining a spotlight on the wide range of issues facing clubs right now and the vital role they play in our communities.
The business of sport is unique and continued uncertainty around its possible resumption hasn't helped with planning and marketing strategies.
Club officials are working tirelessly behind the scenes to keep clubs afloat, and with fans and partners to keep vital sponsorships active.
But the comeback is on, and Crowdfunder has played a big part in it.
We've struck working partnerships with leagues and local FAs across the UK to support clubs, from the EFL and through the pyramid.
And we have £1 million in extra funding from Sport England to pledge up to £10,000 on grassroots campaigns during the pandemic.
It’s more than just giving. It’s about pulling together a neat campaign, generating advanced sales and driving meaningful fan engagement.
We are working directly with leagues in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to provide our experience and best practice to clubs during the pandemic.
Our sports team have a huge amount of crowdfunding experience and is individually involved at board level at EFL and Southern Premier clubs, as well as the Dorset FA. We understand the issues facing clubs right now and we know how to leverage our platform to make a difference.
Wigan Athletic Supporters club have raised over £130,000 to support the club through administration and pay staffs wages.
Cheltenham Town raised over £30,000 to install a cardboard army ahead of their League Two play-off campaign behind closed doors.
Worthing of the Isthmian League has generated over £40,000 to develop their Woodside Road ground for the local community.
FC United of Manchester returned to Crowdfunder to raise £32,000 for essential pitch repair work at their Broadhurst Park community stadium.
Plymouth Argyle brought in more that £50,000 to show their support for NHS Together and local key workers with tickets for every £100 pledged.
Frome Town of the Southern League are looking to raised £20,000 by given the fans the chance to name their stadium.
Professional rugby club Coventry RFC have raised over £34,000 to help pay and continue to use their local suppliers.
Otley Rugby Club raised over £20,000 to develop the their pitch and facilities, with special rewards from their partners.
First off, give your campaign a clear name to capture attention
Tell your supporters what you're planning to do on your page
Can you offer any commercial 'rewards' for fans and sponsors?
Next add your payment details so that you can receive the money
Now spread the word. Rally your local area behind your project
We're all in this together so share Crowdfunder with other people
We are trying to be innovative and look at every way we can of other ways where we can ensure that financial security for a longer period of time.
This fundraising page is here to help fund Wigan Athletic FC whilst the search for a new buyer is on.
As a values-led club at the heart Devon and Cornwall, we are aware of the devastating economic impact that COVID-19 will have on the region.
All extra monies raised will go towards the continued running of the club, with 10% still being passed to Yeovil Hospital Charity.
Doncaster RFC is inviting Friends of the Club to offer contributions to help bridge the shortfall created by the Coronavirus pandemic.
You did it! £43,000 for new floodlights, bar, toilets and changing rooms. Please see message below for what we plan to do next!! Thanks All!
Our goal is to raise £30,000 to support our aim of further developing the ground for YOUR benefit, whilst also raising funds to aid the team
As a community-oriented club at the heart of Coventry we want to bridge the Covid-19 crisis and support local businesses who supply the club
Hit by Covid-19, FC United are raising £15,000 for essential pitch drainage repair work at their Broadhurst Park community stadium
We want to finish the season together by creating an artificial army of supporters for the play-offs
Through this 'pay it forward scheme' we aim to keep Albion going by paying essential bills and meeting our obligations to suppliers
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Morecambe FC is excited to announce the launch of an innovative crowdfunding campaign in response to the current coronavirus outbreak