Inspiring young athletes with a new long jump
We caught up with project owner Tracy Moore about her successful crowdfund for Weymouth St Paul's Harriers Long Jump
Why did you decide to Crowdfund?
We saw the promotion that Dorset County Council would add their backing to projects on Crowdfunder. We fit the criteria, so we decided to take our first step into Crowdfunding
What do the funds raised mean for your project?
We raised £16000 through the crowdfunder and donation from Dorset County Council. This means we are getting close to our target. We shoould be able to "break ground" on our long jump this year. A competition standard long jump will be brilliant for our athletes.
How is crowdfunding different from how you normally finance or fundraise for projects?
We had a real focus for our media campaign and somewhere where people could easily donate money.
What will you use the money for and what has happened since you hit your crowdfunding target?
Our target was £25K and we raised £16K. We have raised a few more hundred since our crowdfunder closed, so we are close to being able to "break ground"
What would be your top tips for others considering crowdfunding?
Back it up with a media campaign. We were supported by local BBC and independent radio stations. The local papers ran our story, and we got it "out there" on Twitter and Facebook.
How did you find the grant application process via Crowdfunder?