What is Crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a way for you to raise funds online for a project, person or cause from a large number of people. There are many forms of crowdfunding, but at Chuffed.org, we only support crowdfunding for social causes.

To run a crowdfunding campaign, you create a crowdfunding page and promote it to as many people as you can. Hopefully, your friends will share it with their friends and both of them can donate directly to your page. We'll then collect and transfer the funds to you and handle all the technical side, like receipting. Next, you do the project that you fundraised for and update your supporters to show them what you've spent the money on.

The most common campaigns on Chuffed.org are:

  • Non-profits, charities and social enterprises looking for funding for a social cause project, product or program
  • Individuals looking for funding for a sick friend, family member, or colleague
  • Individuals and organisations looking to fund animal vet bills
  • Individuals or teams doing a challenge and raising funds for a charity or non-profit

How much can you raise using crowdfunding?

How much you raise depends on how much effort you put into preparing for your campaign and promoting it to your supporters. The biggest campaign so far has raised $345,000/£203,000/€235,000 but most successful campaigns raise on average $7,000. You can get a rough idea of how much you might be able to raise by reading the Setting your target section of our Crowdfunding Guide.