In most cases, the majority of funding initially comes from the supporters and friends of each project. If they like it, they’ll spread the word to their friends and networks, and so on. Sharing the project through local press, blogs, Twitter and Facebook are big sources of pledges.

Once the initial support has been secured from local networks, and the wider community the grant bodies, businesses and councils we partner with may have a big pledge for you. Apply for these funds in your Project Dashboard > Funds.

For more fundraising advice check out our Ultimate Guide to Crowdfunding, here.