Up to £1,000 available for ideas making a real difference in Wigan

Crowdfunder and Wigan Council have partnered to offer an exciting opportunity by match funding innovative projects, large or small, that help the people of Wigan Borough solve some of the biggest social problems. 

This funding forms part of 'The Deal' an informal contract between the council and residents that includes a commitment to work together to make Wigan Borough a better place. Find out more about the funding below.

About this fund

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As part of The Deal, Wigan Council is supporting innovative projects that help make the borough a great place to live, work and visit.

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
To be eligible for match funding from Wigan Council, projects must:

  • Must benefit the people of Wigan Borough.
  • Groups must meet their target before their pages close to receive match funding from Wigan Council.
  • Must be run by a not-for-profit organisation
  • Must not have received or be in receipt of monies from Wigan Council for the same things.
  • Need a bank account with two signatories who are not related nor live at the same address
  • Schools and other education providers can apply but it will need to benefit the wider community.
  • Offline Crowdfunding can be uploaded to your Crowdfunding page however proof can be requested.
  • Targets over £1,000 will require a minimum of 20 different supporters to receive match funding.
  • Projects can only apply for match funding whilst their Crowdfunder page is live

Please see here for an example of target and supporter breakdown

Projects must also align with at least one of the council’s #BeKind campaign priorities:

  • Meet the council’s financial challenges and retain new and better ways of working
  • Support a sustainable economic recovery that benefits everyone
  • Protect and improve the health and wellbeing of all our people
  • Ensure all our children and young people return to and thrive in their education or training
  • Build on strengths within our communities
  • Provide positive mental health and wellbeing support for young people

Political or religious projects will not be funded. If you are unsure if you fulfil this criteria, please contact for advice. Free one-to-one advice, workshops and training are available to support your project development from either Council officers or our trained community partners. Please see [here]() for the Wigan Council’s training presentation

Once a project has been accepted as eligible, Wigan Council may pledge to fund up to 25% of the project target to a maximum of £1,000.

Groups MUST meet their full target by the time the project closes in order to secure the match funding from Wigan Council, if a group does not reach their target Wigan Council will retract their pledge. Download our Terms and Conditions for more information.

How to apply for this fund

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

Projects supported by Wigan 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

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.

Learn to crowdfund

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