This is our crowdfunding platform - where we've collected some of the university's most exciting projects. From race cars to human submarines, from international events to community gardens right here on Portswood Rec - this platform allows friends of the university to support the vision of our students, academics and alumni.

We review all projects for suitability, judging them on the quality of the presentation of the project, their goals, and the level of organisation and commitment demonstrated by the teams behind them. If you support a project, you will automatically receive updates about it. You can also interact directly with the team behind the project by leaving a comment on the project, or sending them a message.

What is Crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is sponsorship by a crowd of many donors, each making an individual, small donation in return for a small reward, like a t-shirt, project poster or invitation to an event. We provide a platform to showcase projects to a potentially huge audience, and give sponsors an easy way to donate.

How Do I Create a Project?

Creating the project itself is simple - just login and enter a few key details: a description of what you want to do, a funding target and completion date, and some rewards for pledges. Images and videos can also bring your project to life!

Are there any fees?

We cover the costs of running the platform itself, so that the only fees you pay are a tiny percentage charged by the credit card companies.

All-or-Nothing Funding?

Every project must achieve its minimum needed by its completion date or no funds change hands. Why? Part of the appeal of crowdfunding is that sponsors get to engage with projects and see where their money is going. This keeps everyone happy!

Interested?

If you are interested in setting up a project and would like find out about the support provided by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, please email us at crowdfunding@southampton.ac.uk