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Crowdfunding at the RSA

What is crowdfunding?

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is an innovative new way to fund your project and build a community behind your cause: it can be hard to ask for £15,000, but you can ask 3,000 people to pledge £5…

  • You publish a campaign to the public to raise money for your project on a crowdfunding platform
  • The public pledge small sums of money online to help you reach your target sum
  • If you reach your target, your backers’ pledges will transform into funds for your project. If it doesn’t reach the target, this does not happen but you can always try again.

RSA crowd funding support

BEFORE YOU START

BEFORE YOU START

Read the full guide to find out our support offer, and tips on how to create a great campaign

READ THE GUIDE

CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY

CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY

Once you’ve decided Crowdfunding is right for your project, check that your project is eligible for support

CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY

LET US KNOW

LET US KNOW

Once your campaign is published on one of our partner platforms, let us know by using this form, and we can assess how best to support you

APPLY ONLINE

With a network of 29,000 Fellows, the RSA has the capacity to harness incredible support for projects for the public good. Past crowdfunding campaigns supported by the RSA have enjoyed tremendous success - a significant number of projects hosted on our RSA-curated Kickstarter page reached 100% (or more) of their financial target

Kimberley Staines

Engagement Manager

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO CROWDFUND WITH THE RSA?

Write a blog for us

Write a blog for us

You can write a blog on your campaign for us to publish on our website, which can reach 40,000 readers a month. Take a look at the guidelines and consider how this could help your project.

Through the RSA Fellowship, you can make amazing connections with our Fellow-led networks and other crowdfunders through attending RSA talks and participating in our Engage and MeetUp events where there are opportunities to pitch and network.

In need of additional OR ACCESSIBLE information?

If you have a specific question that hasn't been addressed here please see our FAQs for further information. Crowdfunding at the RSA is managed by the Engagement Team in the Fellowship Department, who you can contact directly with any questions about the application process for RSA Crowdfunding and support for Fellows’ campaigns.

Send a message to the team using engagement@rsa.org.uk, or call us on +44 (0)20 7451 6928.