Weʼre raising £20,000 to A new service which offers people the chance to win prizes while raising money for their local community and good causes
Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered charity.
The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.
I Care about local community and the small, everyday fundraising that may get overlooked by the big lotto companies.
I want to help local good causes, sports clubs, schools, and local charities close to the heart of local people. We aim to have a dedicated funding pot for every county in the UK that, people can access and apply for easily and quickly.
I also want to involve local businesses, by listing their services and offering their services as a prize. They will not be out of pocket and people have the chance of winning a quality service. E.G a free haircut or a MOT at a local service centre.
I have already invested heavily into this project. I have paid for the development of the website text2win.org.uk as well as creating the social media pages across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I have also donated £500 to start the funding which is available. And I have provided 2 prizes of £100. Domain, and registration fees.
Social media can be a great platform for business, but it is also one of the least trusted. With fake news, scammers and false advertising it is incredibly hard to prove you are genuine. As we are. We are not out to hurt anyone or rip people off, we actually want to do some good.
I do not have a bottomless pit of money, and I am struggling to do everything myself. With the right amount of funding I can bring others on board and I can advertise through local radio. Which is one of the most trusted sources of advertising. When this runs along side social media campaigns, it can be quite a powerful and trustworthy tool.
Currently we are only live in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire as these counties are local to me.
The format is really simple. I publish or have a question read out through radio advertising, social media and the webpage. A question which is associated with the county it is raising money for. People are then able to text in their answer to our number 87070 for a chance of winning a prize. 20% of all profit is placed into our 'Funding Pot' as previously mentioned.
Small weekly prizes are available online. The main prize of e.g £500+ will be primarily for radio the radio adverts.
In the next few months we want to roll out the concept to the 10 largest counties in the UK.
If anybody has any questions or would like to know more then please get in touch. Likewise if you would like to recommend a charity or event then please do so.
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Adam Cropper started crowdfunding