East Sussex

Supporting great ideas in East Sussex

We're in East Sussex helping to make great ideas happen through a combination of expert crowdfunding coaching, events and grants

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Using crowdfunding to support great ideas in East Sussex

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We travel the UK to spread the word about the power of crowdfunding and the impact it can have on your community.

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Crowdfunder Accelerator


Our three-week intensive bootcamp over on Facebook will help you turn your great idea into a successfully funded project, with the help of our crowdfunding experts.

Find out more about Accelerator

Interactive sessions

Interactive sessions

Our team regularly host live and interactive sessions to share all the tips and know-how you need to be successful on Crowdfunder.

Our expert webinars

Learn how to crowdfund with our guides

Extra funding for projects in East Sussex

Get extra funding towards your crowdfunding project

Active Building Stronger Communities Fund project fund
Building Stronger Communities Fund
Get up to £2,500

Supporting projects run by not-for-profit organisations that develop community facilities and community activities in East Sussex.

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


Building Stronger Communities Fund

You may be eligible for Building Stronger Communities Match Funding of up to 50% of your project target, or up to £2,500 maximum pledge. Before completing your application for match-funding we ask that you read the accompanying guidance notes fully. Read here.

Essential criteria
  • The project must benefit people who live or work in East Sussex
  • The project must be run by a not-for-profit organisation based in East Sussex
  • The project organisation must have an annual income of less than £200,000,
  • The project must have strong local support, and be able to reach at least 25% of its target through crowdfunding.
  • The project should be creative and engaging;
  • The project should develop either community facilities or community activities;
  • Political or religious projects will not be funded.

The project must promote at least one of the following:
  • The inclusion of people who have previously been excluded from community life, or;
  • Diversity by bringing together groups across different cultures, ages, or any other diverse groups, or;
  • The empowerment of people and communities by drawing on their strengths to participate in community activities.

The Building Stronger Communities Match Funding will only be released once the full fundraising target has been reached and the Terms and Conditions are signed by the organisation.

Free one-to-one advice, workshops and training are available to support your project development from our partners.

How crowdfunding works

start crowdfunding

Add your idea to Crowdfunder

Create your unique page. Tell you story and explain your idea. Then set a target and how long you need to reach it.

Get the word out

Get the word out

Spread the word to friends, professional contacts and others in your community. Tell everyone you know about your project.

Get funded

Get funded

People who like your idea donate or pledge money in return for a reward they’ll receive once your project succeeds.

Ready to raise funds for your idea?

Crowdfund East Sussex is supported by

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