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Fundraising in the community and beyond

As great as your ambitions for your school environment are, budget will always be an issue.

That’s why fundraising is so important - to boost your resources and inspire your school, community and others.

Your ideas are infectious - people will be interested in your story and want to help. Here are some ideas on how you could do this.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Build your story - people respond to stories, so make yours inspiring and relevant to the community. Areas to cover:

    • The school and the people in it
    • The space and its current use
    • What teachers and pupils want from the project
    • What impact it will have
    • What target budget you need for delivery
  2. Make a video - to bring your story to life. No need for Hollywood-style productions! Simply use a video-making app on your phone or computer.
  3. Crowdfunding - sites like crowdfunder.co.uk already support school projects. Check these out and think about how your pitch can distinguish itself from the rest.
  4. Share your crowdfunding pages with your network - maximise your reach by promoting your pitch on local and social media and sending it to @SmarterSpaces16 for us to promote too.
  5. Deliver the project - when you hit your fundraising target, you’re ready to go. And don’t delay - your supporters will want to see results.
  6. Share the results - to show people the impact their contribution has had, invite supporters to your school or create a video at the end of the project to share.

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