Your campaign in 5 easy steps
- Register online
- Agree to the terms and conditions
- Receive your unique password
- Pay your R150* fee on registration
- Publish and promote your Campaign
"We understand that one of the toughest challenges for our sportsmen and women is that of funding – there simply is not enough sponsorship budget available, to fund aspiring and even professional athletes" says Tony Harding, ProTouch Sports.
Fund Your Passion empowers South African athletes and teams, to fund their sport and achieve their dreams of competing at national and international levels. Both individuals and businesses can support and connect directly with an athlete or team, building a personal connection while, helping to fulfill their sporting aspirations as their journey to success.
ProTouch Sports initially spearheaded the development of Fund Your Passion, a crowdfunding platform powered by Fund Your Passion, earlier this year to assist in raising much needed funds for its own U23/ Elite Cycling Team and individual athletes selected to represent South Africa internationally.
As a self-funded cycling team, competing successfully on the South African road circuit since 2016, ProTouch understood the costs involved in managing and developing athletes locally, as well as also having to assist with funding athletes selected to participate in international and continental events.
We created a platform to enable fundraising, to support South African talent. This is the first step in an overall plan to Fund Your Passion. Watch this space for more about this in the coming months or follow us now
Fund Your Passion is powered by the CrowdQuest platform, will also provide additional features in future releases, such as athletes and teams providing “Give Backs” to supporters who register – these “Give Backs” can include an item or service given as a thank-you by the athlete and/or team such as riding with the athlete in a training ride, attend a breakfast or have coffee after a ride/ race or ride in the team car for a particular race.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Fund Your Passion is similar to international crowdfunding sites, tapping into ordinary people and businesses for small amounts of money, that collectively assist in financing a sports project or campaign. There are some unique features in that it caters exclusively to athletes, teams, sports organisations and sports-focused projects.
Fund Your Passion is about unleashing the passion that South African’s have for sports, to help
support talented athletes and teams.
We encourage participants to make use of their network of friends, family and colleagues’ social media websites (like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) to get the word out. We also promote the published campaigns through our own social media channels and we already have over 3 000 followers.
Fund Your Passion costs the athlete R150* to register and to create a campaign and is free for supporters to contribute. *For the launch period to 31 December 2018, we are waiving the R150 campaign registration fee.
When an athletes Campaign raises funds, we retain 15% (fifteen percent) of the total funds raised and subtracts any relevant banking and transactional fees, before transmitting the proceeds of a Campaign to the athlete. This is used to cover the costs of the Fund Your Passion Platform and towards marketing costs associated with Fund Your Passion.
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