Click crowdfunding

Click, Essex's crowdfunding platform is open for students and staff to put forward big ideas and projects for crowdfunding.

If you have an amazing idea or an exciting project in mind, and you need funding to help it take off, then help is just a click away.

Click Crowdfunding have created a new stream of match funding for students who are interested in starting a business or theatre company. We will match up to £500 for a business start-up and up to £1,000 for a theatre project.

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is funding a project by raising lots of small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the internet. Donors pledge a donation to your project and in exchange they receive tangible, non-monetary 'rewards' such as an e-card, t-shirt or tickets to your show.

Click is the leading crowdfunding platform in UK Higher Education with a 97% success rate (compared to Kickstarter 40% and Indiegogo 43%.) and there’s a range of support you can access at each stage of the process to help you develop your project, craft your campaign, build your crowd and turn your idea into a reality.

How to use Click crowdfunding

You'll need to fill in the application form which will then automatically send to our Click team for approval.

For more information, see the Click guidelines (.pdf) and the Crowdfunding handbook (.pdf).