Crowdfund Salford

Supporting ideas that create a brighter future for Salford

Up to £10,000 available to support great ideas in Salford

Using the power of the crowd, we’re helping projects to find the funding and support they need to turn their ideas into a reality.

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About the fund

Crowdfund Salford
Crowdfund Salford
Get up to £10,000

Up to £10,000 match funding available for ideas that create a brighter future for Salford.

You need a crowdfunding project to apply for funding. Start or continue adding your project and, if eligible, you'll be prompted to apply.

How does crowdfunding work?

We will consider pledging up to 50% of your crowdfund campaign target (up to a maximum pledge amount of £10,000) if you meet our eligibility criteria as follows:

  • You must first demonstrate strong local support by getting to 25% of your crowdfunding target before being considered
  • Your project will need to have a minimum of 15 unique backers before any extra funding pledge can be added
  • If you receive a pledge from Crowdfund Salford, but the amount does not take you to your crowdfund target, you must continue crowdfunding until you reach 100% of your target, in order to receive anything pledged by Crowdfund Salford

Essential Criteria:

  • Be local to the city and benefit people who live or work in Salford
  • Must be inclusive and accessible
  • If you are from a local community group, charity, voluntary organisation or social enterprise, you will need to provide bank account details and a copy of your governing documents that shows how your group or organisation is run (eg constitution, rules, etc)
  • If you are a private sector business, you will need to provide bank account details and evidence of who owns/ governs the business
  • If you are an individual, you will need to provide bank account details and evidence of your identity

Your project must also reflect one of the Council's ‘Great Eight’ priorities:

  • Tackling poverty and inequality
  • Tackling health inequalities and providing the best possible care
  • Affordable housing and reducing homelessness
  • Promoting transport and digital connectivity
  • Skills and education (A Learning City)
  • Creating an economy for all
  • Tackling the climate emergency
  • Creating vibrant places and spaces

Before completing your application please read the fund eligibility criteria (PDF).

Did you know that there is other funding support available in Salford if Crowdfunding is not suitable for you. Find out more about available funding on the Salford CVS website and also the Salford City Council website

Salford City Council reserves the right to not fund a project or to withdraw funding during a campaign, if it becomes apparent that any of the criteria are not being met.

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Apply for this fund

Start by setting up a crowdfunder project, if eligible you will be able to apply

Crowdfunding in 60 seconds

Got a minute to spare? Watch our 'how it works' animation. You'll get a brief overview of how crowdfunding works and what extra support, services and money that only Crowdfunder can give you.

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How +Extra funding works

start a project

Start a project

Start a new project on Crowdfunder, tell us the basics and a rough outline of your story. Then we can show you funds that you may be eligible for.

Apply for funding

Apply for funding

You can then choose to make an application for a relevant fund. If a partner likes your project, they may agree to support it.

start crowdfunding

Start crowdfunding

Start raising money from the crowd and once you reach an agreed percentage of your target, one of our partners could boost your total with a large donation.

We're with you every step of the way

Crowdfunder Knowledge Hub

Crowdfunder Knowledge Hub

The go-to place for all the advice and guidance to help you make your project a success no matter what stage you're at.

Interactive sessions

Join our interactive sessions

Our team regularly host live and interactive sessions to share all the tips and know-how you need to be successful on Crowdfunder.

The Help Centre

The Help Centre

If you're not sure where to start, our Help Centre will give you all of the information you need to see success with your crowdfunding project.

Supported by

Salford City Council
Spirit of Salford