ISP May 2021 Scottish Elections Campaign Funding

by Colette Walker in Clarkston, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 27th February 2021 we successfully raised £10,605 with 295 supporters in 28 days

The ISP needs your help to raise funds for the Scottish Parliamentary election campaign in May 2021. Alba gu Bràth!

by Colette Walker in Clarkston, Scotland, United Kingdom

We need your help.  

The Independence for Scotland Party (ISP) was formed a year ago by grassroots supporters of Scottish independence. We were concerned by the lack of progress being made on independence and we wanted to build a pro-Indy majority in Holyrood by entering candidates for the regional list. 

We’ve come a long way in a short time. We got our party fully registered with the Electoral Commission, created our website from scratch, and our Facebook and Twitter accounts are picking up support daily with thousands of supporters. 

Politically we are making waves. We started a petition to make the 2021 Holyrood election a plebiscite on independence that is now making national headlines. We are doing everything we can, with the resources we have, to make sure the voice of the ordinary Scottish Independence supporter is heard. Despite our absolute focus on Scottish Independence, we are not a single-issue party. Our policy groups are working daily to show Scotland what we stand for.

The resources we have, though, are limited. When we say we are grassroots, we mean it. From the leadership down, we are all volunteers doing it for the love of Scotland.

However, there comes a point when good-will isn’t enough. We are now selecting candidates to run in the Holyrood elections, and that is expensive. Each region requires a £500 deposit to be entered on the voting list, and then £5000 to pay for their leaflets and postage. Obviously, as a new party, we have none of this and we don’t have big companies or millionaire donors funding us.

This is why we are crowdfunding our campaign. The more money we can raise, the more candidates we can run. You, the grassroots supporters of Scottish Independence, can help us bring independence closer.

The breakdown of how your money can help:

  • £5500 – pays the full cost for one candidate (deposit plus leaflets and postage);
  • £5000 – 100,000 leaflets and postage;
  • £500 – 10,000 leaflets and postage, or the deposit for one candidate;
  • £250 – 5000 leaflets and postage;
  • £100 – 2000 leaflets and postage;
  • £50 – 1000 leaflets and postage;
  • £25 – 500 leaflets and postage.

Any amount you can afford, no matter how small, will make a big difference to our success. Thank you for supporting us. Alba gu Bràth!


Time is running out. We have sufficient money to run candidates in all of the regions - THANK YOU!! - but there isn’t enough for us to be sure of getting the expensive leafletting campaign done before the election. This means that we are going to put less emphasis on leaflets and focus on other, more cost-effective, methods of getting our message of Independence for Scotland to the electorate. It is still going to cost money, and donations are still needed for us to get our candidates into a position where they can win seats. Please give us what you can, and encourage others to do the same.

Obviously, since this is a change to our originally stated aims, some people may feel that this isn’t what they donated towards. If this is the case, please contact Crowdfunder for a refund. However, we hope that you will understand that we have only changed the method, not the message.


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