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Match funding opportunity through NET Local Action Fund

Charities and community groups are invited to apply for up to £10,000 in match funding through a new £1.2million pot from the National Emergencies Trust (NET).

Crowdfunder and NET have teamed up to help voluntary and community organisations in the UK overcome the effects of the pandemic. This opportunity aims to support long-term sustainability and open up new avenues of income for local groups who are making a real difference to the people in their communities.

Applications for the fund are open until 22 October 2021 and successful applicants will be notified by 5 November 2021. If successful, applicants will each need to run a campaign to raise money from the crowd on Crowdfunder, and must raise funds from at least 25 unique supporters within a four week period. The National Emergencies Trust will match any donations received pound for pound, up to a total of £10,000. Match funding is on donations only and not included in recurring donations, rewards and prize draw entries.

The following are eligible to apply to be part of the match funding programme:

  • Registered charities, including charitable incorporated organisations
  • Constituted organisations and non-registered charities
  • Community interest companies
  • Churches and other religious organisations (if the funded activity is not deemed to be proselytising).
  • Other voluntary community organisations or those not constituted but deemed appropriate by Crowdfunder under this Programme would be eligible, with appropriate endorsement from the statutory body, charity, parochial church council or community foundation etc.

To receive match funding, the following conditions must all be met:

  • Your project must raise funds from at least 25 unique supporters within four weeks.
  • For every donation made towards your project, NET will match it up to £250, so if your project receives a donation of £20 then another £20 will be added. If your project receives a donation of £500, then you'll receive an additional £250.
  • Only one donation per supporter will be matched (match funding will not be provided where a supporter is deemed to have made multiple donations).
  • If your project is an “all or nothing project” your project must reach its target.

Further information is available on the Crowdfunder website. Please ensure you read the full eligibility and pledge criteria before deciding to apply.


Funding and Fundraising
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, 29 September, 2021

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