Whether enhancing high streets, neighbourhoods, or parks, or simply running an event to bring people together; we want to help make it happen. Create your crowdfunding project and let’s make a difference together.
Crowdfund Rochester has a fund of £50,000 available to support crowdfunding projects in the city with a maximum pledge of £5,000 available per project. You can also read more on the fund guidelines here.
Crowdfund Rochester gives you the opportunity to ask neighbours, friends, family and the local community to back your project with a pledge.
If you can demonstrate community backing for your project through your campaign you might also receive a pledge of up to £5000 from this fund.
As this is not a regular grants programme, below is a brief overview of the process:
Creating your project
Complete the expression of interest form
now so we know you are interested - we can then provide you with more information.
We will also be running a number of workshops and events to support you in getting your project ready, which we can invite you to.
Your project will be automatically matched to the Crowdfund Rochester Fund – you can then pitch to the fund
Spacehive will then verify your project – check the costs and permissions
Once all checks are completed you will be advised that your project is ready to start crowdfunding
Starting your crowdfunding campaign
Begin by trying to get lots of small pledges from the community to demonstrate community need and support for your idea
Once you have achieved around 10% of your target (and / or a good number of backers from the community) we will assess your project, and the support from the community, and make a pledge to your project
The amount we will pledge will depend on the size of the project and the impact it will have and the buy-in from the community.
Note: the Crowdfund Rochester will not be the first organisation to pledge as they want to see community support for your project.