What is Sport.Fund?
What is Crowdfunding?
Who can use Sport.Fund?
Teams and individual athletes, as well as clubs, schools or other institutions or individuals associated with sport can use Sport.Fund to acquire funds for equipment, training, preparations, travel, rehabilitation and recovery from injuries, education or specialization in domain of sport or building or adapting sports facilities. Also, individuals or businesses that are creating any kind of technical or other sports items or aids, like sports clothes, gadgets, apps, prosthetic, or special equipment of any kind.
Creator is an individual, a team or an organization that creates a project on Sport.Fund platform in order to raise funds for a sports cause.
Funder is a person that contributes any amount of money via Sport.Fund platform to a project posted on Sport.Fund.
What is a project?
A project is a way that the creator/athlete showcases his/hers career goal that needs funding. Read about all that makes a successful project in our HANDBOOK.
What is a funding goal?
A funding goal is an amount of money asked by a project creator to help him/her achieve a sports endeavor.
Can I raise money via Sport.Fund?
An individual athlete
A team member or a team
A sports organization
A representative or an owner of a sports facility
A school or any other education facility
Individuals or businesses that are creating any kind of technical or other sports items or aids, like sports clothes, gadgets, apps, prosthetic, or special equipment of any kind.
How does it work?
During the project duration on Sport.Fund, all the donations are stored on a secure Pay Pal account. When the project is over, and if the goal is reached, the funds will be directed to your Pay Pal account within 15 work days (Pay Pal fees and Sport.Fund fees will be subtracted first). In case the project doesn’t reach it’s goal, all the funders will get their money back and no fees will be applied.
Should I be over 18 to start a project?
Can i raise money from any country?
Do I have to have an account on Sport.Fund to create a project on Sport.Fund?
Do I need Pay Pal account to create a project on Sport.Fund?
Yes. It is very simple, you can create your Pay Pal account in a minute by clicking HERE.
What is Pay Pal?
PayPal is a service that enables you to pay, send money, and accept payments without revealing your financial details. Read more about PayPal .
How do I set up payment method on Sport.Fund?
It’s super simple. You just type in your e-mail address associated with the Pay Pal account you want to receive your funds to, and that’s it!
Do I get the amount I raised if my project did not reach the funding goal?
No. Sport.Fund operates on all-or-nothing terms and if your campaign did not reach 100% or more, the money will be refunded to the funder’s accounts.
Are my payment and other private information safe?
What if I get money for my cause offline?
Just put it on your Pay Pal account and donate it to yourself. Why? The answer is simple: That amount can be the key to getting your project funded 100%. Remember, Sport.Fund is all-or-nothing based, so if you don’t reach your funding goal, all the funders get their money back. So, even in case you add the money you got in cash to your Sport.Fund project and you don’t reach the goal, you will get it back, so you can’t loose!
What are Sport.Fund fees and pricing?
Find more details on the Fees page.
Why should I ad Rewards, can I choose not to?
Why do I need a project video?
As explained in our VIDEO GUIDE, you have 50% more chance of getting your goal funded if you have a video that represents you. So it is definitely our recommendation that you create a project video, see our VIDEO GUIDE for tips.
Do I need to wait for my project to get approved before it goes live?
Yes. In order to give our users the best experience possible and make sure that you didn’t miss anything when you created your project, we are reviewing every project on Sport.Fund before it goes live. In case of any problems, we will contact you and inform you of the mandatory or recommended changes you should make.
Once your project is reviewed and approved, you will be notified by e-mail and notification on your Sport.Fund profile, and a button Go Live will appear, so you can launch your project.
In case you make any new changes before you press Go Live button, they will also have to be reviewed before you Go Live with your project.
Can I edit my project once it is live?
Yes. If you want to change end date, funding goal, add pictures or videos, you can do that during the project duration, but those changes will have to be approved by our admins, and that can take up to 24 hours.
Can I give tax returns to my funders?
Do I pay taxes on the funds I raise on Sport.Fund?
Can I raise funds on Sport.Fund more than once?
Yes. Sport. Fund is a platform that is designed for multiple uses and you can run up to 4 projects a year.
How to delete my project?
You can delete your project while it is still live. Just go to your Profile/Campaigns/Edit Campaign/Delete Campaign.
Once you do this, you will have 24 hours to change your mind and undo the process. After 24 hours we will remove your project from Sport.Fund and all the funds you raised will be returned to the funders.
You cannot delete the project that have ended, successful or not, because they need to stay on our site for transparency purposes.
How to delete my Profile on Sport.Fund?
If you do not have a live project linked to your Profile, you can go to your Profile/ Profile Settings/ Delete my Profile, and it will be deleted in 24 hours.
Why should I contribute and support someone I don’t know?
Being a fan of sports is a satisfying experience, because you support your favorite athlete or team, you are happy for them when they are successful, you are sad and angry if they lose and when you see them in action you rooting for them with all your heart.
The same feelings apply when you contribute to a project on Sport.Fund, except that here, you are helping a career to grow, and you are personally contributing in creation of something great, of a dream come true.
Being a part of somebody’s career and life path and being actively involved in its progress is what makes funding a project a very special experience. You get to be involved, to make a difference and to follow a progress that is one of a kind, and in return, you get a sense of fulfillment and nice Rewards that our users have ready for their generous funders!
How do I know the project and people behind it are real?
We verify our creator’s identities and every project is pre-approved by our admins before it goes live. What you can do is check if project creators have their social media accounts linked to their Sport.Fund profile, look through the biography and pictures and see the comments and what other users are saying. If you notice any irregularities, let us know immediately by sending us e-mail at email@example.com
Who guarantees that the money raised will for a project will be spent accordingly?
It is entirely a responsibility of project creators to make sure the funds are properly spent.
Sport.Fund provides platform services that link athletes, teams and other sports organizations and individuals with their potential funders. We perform security checks and verify every project before it goes live, but if you notice any irregularities, please notify us immediately at: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I fund a project?
Do I need to have an account on Sport.Fund to fund a project?
Do I need to have PayPal account to fund a project?
How to set up PayPal account?
Can I fund anonymously?
Can I fund offline – with cash or a check?
Do I get tax receipt for my contribution?
I want to sponsor an athlete/team, how do I do that?
If you are an organization or an individual interested in becoming a sponsor to one or more athletes our Sport.Fund platform, please contact us at email@example.com
When do I get my Reward?
Sport.Fund does not create, manufacture or send the Rewards. Project creators offer their Funders, so it is entirely project creator’s responsibility to stick to the schedule and acquire and send Rewards according to the deadline he or she indicated in the project .
In case of any irregularities regarding fulfillment of the Rewards, please let us know immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org
What if a project project I contributed to is not fully funded by its deadline?
If the project you funded did not reach its funding goal, all the funds will be distributed back to the funders in 15 days time.
What if a user deletes the project I contributed to?
In case a user deletes the project before its end date, all funds will be returned to the funders in 15 days time??