If you’re thinking of turning to Crowdfunder to raise money for your sports club, it’s worth getting creative with the rewards you offer.
Crowdfunding is a great way to raise money for projects, by encouraging the local community to support you financially.
When people pledge money to support your Crowdfunder, they can receive a reward for their donation. You can offer incentives, so donors get a little something in return.
And it’s a good idea to get creative and really connect with your local community.
Here are some of the rewards that Holyhead Rugby Club offered.
Cleaning up local beaches
In return for a donation of more than £50, the women’s team rolled up their sleeves to spend two hours picking up litter at a beach of the supporter’s choice. This reward was selected four times and Trearddur Bay near Holyhead was selected every single time.
Club Chair Leanne Robinson says: “It’s by far the most popular beach here so we do see quite a bit of rubbish. It was good to do our bit to keep it clean.”
Volunteering at a local community project
The women’s team at Holyhead was also on hand to support community projects, in whatever way possible. They offered to contribute at least 10 person hours to a project in return for a donation of £100.
They were ready for anything, making themselves available to paint and decorate, mow grass or dig flowerbeds. In the end, they put down the paintbrushes and spades and picked up the rugby balls. They were asked by a local Girl Guiding group to run rugby-themed sessions for Rainbows and Brownies. And they are set to go back and do more.
The team was also happy to get its hands dirty (or clean?) and offered to wash a car for a donation of £25 or more. This reward was quite popular and was selected quite a few times.
Other popular offers
The club also offered branded beanie hats and fleeces which were popular with members wanting to wrap up this winter.
And lots of people who donated to the good cause also just selected a simple thank you message on social media as a reward.