How it Works

Our Criteria

About You

– You’re a good communicator

– When you tell people about your work, they get it and see the value

– You like telling people about your work and are engaging

– You are willing to experiment with the best way to engage supporters to test what works for your project. (Some campaigns raise most of the funds from businesses whereas others more from modest donations from the crowd, for others it’s combination)

– You plan to dedicate time to making this a success

– You realise crowdfunding is not just about the money, it opens other doors too!

– You have at least one of the following: an established network of people interested in your work or a launch partner with an established network of people interested in your work. If you would like to discuss if crowdfunding is right for you please email natalie@crowd.science.

Your Project

It is one of the following:

1) Scientific Research

2) Applied Science (by this we mean, science is core to making the project work)

3) Science communication (if you want to get people more involved in science or

make people more aware of a particular area of research, we are happy to support

you!)

We will also review the quality of your proposal. For smaller projects our review is light touch. If you are looking to raise more significant sums we will reach out to experts in the field to check the budget and viability of the proposal.

Our Fees

We have recently introduced onboarding fees to cover the work that we do with you before launching your campaign. 

– For projects up to £2,000 we charge £100 upfront & 5% in funds raised over £2,000

– For projects raising between £2,000 and £5,000 we charge £500 upfront & 5% in funds raised over £10,000 (you can overfund)

– For projects raising between £5,000 and £10,000 we charge £750 upfront & 5% in funds raised over £15,000

– For projects over £10,000 we charge £1,000 upfront & 5% in funds raised over £20,000

– We use Stripe to make sure all payments are secure.  They charge approx 1.9% and 20p per transaction although it varies depending on where people have pledged from. It’s best to factor in 3% to cover payment fees, although it is likely to be less than this. 

Want to give it a try?

Terms of Agreement

Member usage

Definitions

Crowd.Science’s Service

Crowd.Science has limited liability

How Campaigns Work

Campaign Owner and Campaign Funder Obligation

Campaign Rewards

Fees Payable to Crowd.Science

Stripe Payment Gateway

Refunds

Communications with Crowd.Science

Tax and legal compliance

Dispute Resolution

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

Third Party Site

Prohibited Use Of Crowd.Science

General Overview