What is Crowdfunder?
Crowdfunder is a way of raising money for good causes and ideas, while also helping your club or project to connect with your community.
On Crowdfunder’s website, people pledge money to support the cause or idea. In return, the person donating money can also get a reward, which can be a product, benefit, or service.
What will the grant support?
Sport Wales has partnered with Crowdfunder to support community clubs and activities to raise money for facility improvements.
The scheme is for not-for-profit clubs and community groups looking to raise money for ‘off-field’ improvements. For example:
- Changing rooms
- Clubhouse renovations
- Improved kitchen facilities to gain more income
- Bike racks and storage
- Lifts and ramps for better disability access
- Solar panels
- New fencing
The above examples are all ‘off-field’ improvements. If you’re looking for funding for ideas to improve ‘on-field’ participation at your club, check out our Be Active Wales Fund.
How does this scheme with Crowdfunder work?
Clubs and organisations set up a page on the Crowdfunder website, which asks people to pledge money to the cause or idea. These ideas would benefit the local community by improving facilities.
Crowdfunder provide support and advice, including a coach to guide you through the process where appropriate.
Your Crowdfunder project is assessed by Sport Wales, who can decide what level of match-funding you’ll be eligible for based on the information you’ve provided.
If the Crowdfunder page has reached certain criteria, Sport Wales will match fund between 30% and 50% of the total, up to a maximum of £15,000 match-funding.
The percentage Sport Wales will match- fund (30% - 50%) is determined based on a project’s potential to tackle inequalities.
Who can apply?
Any not-for-profit clubs, voluntary or community-based organisations that deliver or enable sport and/or physical activity in Wales will be eligible for A Place for Sport.
The following are not eligible:
- Schools, colleges or universities
- Individuals and sole traders
- Commercial businesses or partnerships
- Leisure operators
- Any organisations who previously accessed the Sport Wales Private Provider Fund
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