What is Crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is an innovative concept where funds are raised from a crowd towards a common cause or project.
Over the past 5 years, crowdfunding has helped more than 50 UK universities generate over £1.2 million in funding for student-focused projects.
Springboard is the University of Brighton’s very own crowdfunding platform to help students raise money for independent projects, ideas and ventures in order to utilise their studies, societies, teams and endeavors ensuring the best, most fulfilling university and start of career experience.
Springboard was developed in partnership with educational fundraising experts at Hubbub and launched in October last year. Since then we’ve had 9 student projects raising over £6,500 for their projects.
Students have the freedom to submit their own initiatives – whether it’s a creative project, equipment for a sports team or a research trip – as well as funding goals and timings.
For the first 50 successful projects, the University will match public donations up to £250.
Ruth Carpenter, Participation Giving Officer at the University, said: “We are extremely excited to be able to give students this digital fundraising platform.
“It’s a unique and creative way for students and staff to raise money for ideas. It’s engaging and students will gain a multitude of skills ready for their future employability as well as raising money for their project or idea.’”