If you haven’t already, then you will soon receive an email from Jane Dodson or one of her team at Locality. They will give you an initial assessment of your project and possibly have a few questions for you. During this process, your project page is locked and you are unable to make any amendments to it, except for changing images and video.

Make sure that you have all of your organisation documents to hand, as well as an up-to-date spreadsheet with your cost items and links to quotes/stores if purchasing something. This will be very useful if Locality get in touch with questions, as it will mean that you can quickly respond.

Some projects sail straight through first time without any need to communicate further with Locality, but there’s a good chance that you’ll have to provide a little bit more information on your project. Remember, the verification process is in place to ensure that your project has the best chance of success, so we need to make sure it’s ready before being verified!

Don’t worry – currently over 90% of projects get verified and are able to confidently begin crowdfunding. In the meantime, it’s an excellent time to start thinking about your crowdfunding campaign and ensuring that you get off to that all-important good start.