LeicsGO is our University of Leicester crowdfunding platform. Here we've collected some of the university's most exciting projects. LeicsGO allows friends of the University to support creative and innovative projects that particularly appeal to them.
Any Student Union-recognised club, team or society can create a project. We review all projects for suitability, judging them on the quality of the presentation of the projects, 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 (sometimes in return for a small reward, such as a t-shirt, signed picture, or ticket to an event.) LeicsGO provides a platform to showcase projects to a potentially huge audience, and gives sponsors an easy way to donate.
How Do I Create a Project?
Simply 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! We offer advice, tips, and feedback all along the way.
Are there any fees?
10% of the first £500 raised on each project (i.e. £50 maximum) will be invested into the Leicester Endowment, a fund supporting student opportunities including the costs of this crowdfunding platform, scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and much more. The rest is yours. We’ll also match pound-for-pound up to £500. We cover all payment processing fees. Please see the FAQs to learn more.
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!