Matched crowdfunding has grown in prominence over the last three years, with institutions, corporates, foundations and local authorities increasingly drawn to it as a way of distributing funding to great ideas identified by the crowd.
This event explored what evidence the pilot programme could provide to other stakeholders looking at matched crowdfunding as a viable fundraising tool.
At the event, we shared the research findings of the year-long matched crowdfunding pilot, which backed 57 arts and heritage projects; tested the impact crowdfunding can have on how organisations fundraise, campaign and mobilise new supporters; and tested how grant funders can work with the crowd.
Attendees had the chance to hear from some of the people and organisations that successfully raised money for their projects. We also debated the implications of the pilot with a mix of funders who have experimented with matched crowdfunding, and discussed the likely implications of the future work in this field.
This event was specifically designed for the arts and heritage sectors, and funders with a direct interest in crowdfunding. It was also of interest to government stakeholders and crowdfunding platforms themselves.
This event is in partnership with: