What is crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is a way of raising money by asking a large number of people each for a small amount of money, usually to finance a project or venture. Crowdfunding uses the internet to talk to thousands – if not millions – of potential funders. Typically, those seeking funds will set up a profile of their project on a website and then use social media, alongside traditional networks of friends, family and work acquaintances, to raise money. People invest simply because they believe in the cause. Rewards can be offered such as acknowledgements on an event stationary, social media advertisements, tickets to an event and so on. Donors have a social or personal motivation for putting their money in and expect nothing back, except perhaps to feel good about helping the project.
What is St Mary's crowdfunding for?
In March 2020, we will be launching our ‘Crowdfunding Bid’. Our aim is to reach out to local businesses (small or large), the community, friends and families of St Mary's, to pledge and donate to help us refurbish our Foundation Stage Outdoor Area. Pledges can be small amounts of money, resources, or even company time to help with the labour. If you work for, or perhaps own a business that might be willing to get involved with this, please see either Miss Robinson, Mrs Foster or Mrs Cain (Parent Governor) about this. Below is a rough plan of what we would like to achieve. More information will follow!