Kingston University is pleased to announce the launch of a dedicated crowdfunding platform KUBacker; developed in partnership with the educational crowdfunding experts at Hubbub.net.
Through KUBacker students and members of the University can solicit additional financial support to pursue creative and entrepreneurial ideas, and philanthropic projects, which will make a difference to the lives of their fellow students, the University, and the wider community.
KUBacker aims to empower students and staff, and help translate the ideas they are passionate about into reality. The platform will provide an easy to use infrastructure to leverage personal, professional and University related networks to gain funds for their innovative, entrepreneurial or high impact projects.
Already, a number of fantastic projects are successfully using the platform, with another 10-15 campaigns expected to be launched on the site between April 2016 to April 2017 (pilot year).
As additional support, Kingston University will be offering successful projects matching £ for £ funding on money raised from the Opportunities Fund.*
Crowdfunding is sponsorship by a crowd of many donors, each making an individual, small donation in return for a small reward, like a t-shirt or a project poster. It works really well for universities because there are large groups of people who want to see the projects succeed, such as students, alumni, and friends and family.
Projects can be about almost anything, but must be initiated by a member of the Kingston University community - that is, a current student or member of staff. Projects must have a demonstrable impact, and will be judged on their goals, their creative or innovative merits, and the level of organisation and commitment demonstrated by the project team.
Crowdfunding campaigns launched on KUBacker, rather than other generic crowdfunding platforms, experience the following benefits:
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* £ for £ funding eligible to approved, successful projects only; up to an agreed sum. Funding pool limit applies.