New loos thanks to Crowdfunder
Ynyshir Albions Football Club in Rhondda Cynon Taf raised an impressive £18,000 through Crowdfunding efforts and match-funding from Sport Wales. The money is being spent on facility improvements at the ground – namely, new toilets which are more suitable for women and those with disabilities.
The refurbishment also means the club can build a serving hatch from the kitchen to help the club generate revenue and become more sustainable.
Top tip: Include sponsorship packages in your Crowdfunder rewards and approach local businesses.
Find out how they did it: Ynyshir Albions Football Club
Local community back FC Cwmaman
In the former mining village of Cwmaman lies the Canolfan – the ground of FC Cwmaman. With volunteers working tirelessly to create a haven for local boys and girls as well as adults, the club is at the very heart of the community.
So, when the club turned to Crowdfunder to raise money to refurbish its stand and dugouts, the local community was only too happy to come to its rescue.
Local supporters – which included Kelly and Richard from the Stereophonics - donated more than £27,000 in return for rewards which ranged from sponsoring a matchday to a seat plaque, stand naming rights and pitchside advertising. With a further £9000 grant from Sport Wales, the club certainly exceeded their initial target of £18,000.
Top tip: Always consider a stretch target if you draw near to your initial milestone sooner than you expect.
Find out how they did it: FC Cwmaman
Improvements at Greenfield FC
Greenfield FC in Flintshire successfully raised more than £5000 in just 56 days to buy a new stand base and to upgrade cabins which house the changing rooms.
Through Crowdfunder, the club offered season tickets as well as a prize draw. The whole community came together to make sure the club could offer local youngsters the chance to play football.
The club started in 2005 with 12 children on the books and now more than 80 youngsters are pulling on their boots to get involved:
“That’s 80 families in our community – talking, socialising and helping each other. We’re able to build confidence and social skills in the children and improve their mental health,” said a club spokesperson.
Top tip: Raffles with a range of different prizes are a great way to generate funds.
Find out how they did it: Greenfield FC