One Manchester is aware that grant funding isn’t always the best way to gain support for projects. Sometimes it’s more valuable to help community groups and organisations to crowdfund to get their projects off the ground or take them to the next level.
That’s why they have recently run workshops and provided one-to-support to more than 30 community groups interested in learning about how crowdfunding can help them raise funds and support for their projects and activities.
What is crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is a way of raising money by using internet platforms, social media and local connections to ask lots of people each for a small amount of money.
People choose to give money because they believe in the cause, so it can be a great way of raising money for community projects that are making a positive difference to places and people. Projects can choose to thank people for their contributions by providing rewards such as tickets to events or public thank yous. While raising money via a crowdfunding campaign it can also create great publicity for your project and there are often match funding pots available. One Manchester can help you put together your campaign and for projects that meet their priorities may also agree a match funding pledge before you start to give your campaign a boost.
If you have a project in our communities you think might benefit from a crowdfunding campaign but don’t know where to start, or you want to see whether there are other ways in which One Manchester can support your project, contact the Customer Involvement team on 0161 230 1013 or email: email@example.com
For further information, visit: www.onemanchester.co.uk/who-we-are/supporting-communities