Crowdfunding sport

Supporting professional / semi professional clubs during the coronavirus crisis

We're making a difference 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.

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Professional and semi-professional clubs are driving meaningful fan engagement and revenue through crowdfunding

Extra funding

We have a extra funding pot of £1 million from Sport England for clubs crowdfunding during the crisis

In numbers

12

leagues 

350

grassroots clubs

1.1m

being raised

60k

fans involved

We're in good company 

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.

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The impact of crowdfunding

Different ways that clubs are using the platform to make a difference

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Fundraising

Wigan Athletic Supporters club have raised over £130,000 to support the club through administration and pay staffs wages.

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Marketing

Cheltenham Town raised over £30,000 to install a cardboard army ahead of their League Two play-off campaign behind closed doors.

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Community 

Worthing of the Isthmian League has generated over £40,000 to develop their Woodside Road ground for the local community.

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Facilities

FC United of Manchester returned to Crowdfunder to raise £32,000 for essential pitch repair work at their Broadhurst Park community stadium.

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Fundraising

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. 

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Marketing

Frome Town of the Southern League are looking to raised £20,000 by given the fans the chance to name their stadium.

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Community

Professional rugby club Coventry RFC have raised over £34,000 to help pay and continue to use their local suppliers.

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Facilities 

Otley Rugby Club raised over £20,000 to develop the their pitch and facilities, with special rewards from their partners.

How it works

Start crowdfunding

Step 1

First off, give your campaign a clear name to capture attention

Creating your project

Step 2

Tell your supporters what you're planning to do on your page

Running your project

Step 3

Can you offer any commercial 'rewards' for fans and sponsors?

Start crowdfunding

Step 4

Next add your payment details so that you can receive the money

Creating your project

Step 5

Now spread the word. Rally your local area behind your project

Running your project

Step 6

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.

Plymouth Argyle chief executive Andrew Parkinson

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