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MDXCrowdfund is Middlesex University’s easy-to-use, rewards-based crowdfunding platform for students, staff and graduates. To date, more than 100 student projects have featured on the platform raising more than £135,000.

MDXCrowdfund can be used to raise money for a wide variety of things – from creative projects, business ventures, events, societies and sports clubs, to course-related projects, personal initiatives, and much more.

£5,000 of match funding is available for selected student crowdfunding projects!  

Thanks to Santander, the MDXCrowdfund team has £5,000 of match funding to invest in 10 student crowdfunding campaigns this academic year. Each lucky recipient selected will receive £500. Find out more about match funding below.

What is rewards-based crowdfunding?

In crowdfunding a large number of people (e.g. family, friends, people with shared interests) donate small amounts of money to a project they are interested in. These donations add up to a much larger amount, enabling you to bring your project to life.

The rewards-based element means donors receive a small reward related to the crowdfunding project – e.g. a special thanks video, a film credit, or a ticket to the show or gig they have helped crowdfund, or even branded merchandise.

Hear Grace’s story of how she raised nearly £10,000 and her tips for future crowdfunders:

How will student crowdfunding campaigns be selected for matchfunding?

The MDXCrowdfund team will be looking out for projects that are particularly entrepreneurial, creative, and/or impactful in some way. They will also be looking for projects that help you to learn or develop new skills.

To be considered, you will need to sign up to MDXCrowdfund, create a draft campaign and press publish once you are happy with it so the MDXCrowdfund team know it is ready for review.

Typically students selected for matchfunding will be asked to raise some funding in order to unlock the £500. To find out more, get in touch.

Other reasons for choosing MDXCrowdfund

Regardless of whether your campaign is selected for matchfunding, MDXCrowdfund offers a number of other potential advantages:

  • Get 100% of what you raise - better known crowdfunding platforms and their payment partners take around 8% of funds raised.
  • Dedicated 1-2-1 support - the MDXCrowdfund team offer advice every step of the way
  • Greater promotion for your campaign – we use Middlesex University’s promotional channels to raise awareness of the platform and featured projects
  • Heightened trust – MDXCrowdfund is run by a respected university which should reassure donors that their money will be put to good use!

Learn what 2020 BA Film graduate Vasco Durao liked about using MDXCrowdfund and hear his advice for future student crowdfunders!

Get in touch

To find out more, please get in touch with the MDXCrowdfund team now at crowdfund@mdx.ac.uk or visit www.mdxcrowdfund.com.

Student crowdfunder testimonials:

“Using the MDXCrowdfund platform has been a brilliant experience, and allowed me to raise £8,000 for my graduate short film ‘Nice to Meet You, Florence! The fact the system does not take a percentage out of the final amount raised is brilliant also and a massive incentive for using this platform. As evidenced on similar sites, this can take a huge cut out of what’s been raised.” - Lucy Evans (BA Film Graduate) - Nice to Meet You, Florence!

The MDXCrowdfund website was very user friendly and it’s a great platform to raise money for a project close to your heart. The advice given by the MDXCrowdfund Team for our campaign was astonishing and truly helped us to reach our target. The team were immensely supportive not only during the process of getting our campaign live, but even after we had reached our funding goal.” - Michelle Horton (MA Youth Justice / MDX Dance Captain) – MDX Competitive Dance

“At first, the prospect of using crowdfunding was intimidating but the support and advice received from the MDXCrowdfund team was priceless and definitely what kept me motivated to achieve my goal.” - Khaleel Johnson (BA Advertising, PR and Media) – Conformity Magazine

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