nests crowdfunding scheme is a new and innovative way for you to raise funds for your projects and businesses and hone your entrepreneurial spirit, learning many new transferable skills along the way – add into this the potential to gain some match funding from the nest team and why not give it a try?

Crowdfunding is a way of raising finance by securing many small amounts of money from a large number of people. It offers an innovative way for our students/ graduates to finance projects. Each individual gift, no matter how small, plays its own role in helping you achieve your objectives.

Thanks to Santander Universities UK, the nest team are launching a crowdfunding scheme whereby students/ graduates can gain match funding from £250-£500 to support their projects and startup businesses!

Crowdfunding is about you, your idea and the power of the crowd. We’re here to support you through the process – follow these simple instructions for crowdfunding success!

Step One: Chat to us about your plans at a nest Enterprise Clinic which we run in the Careers and Employability Centre on Wednesdays 2 pm – 4 pm and Fridays 9:30 am – 11: 30 am.

Step Two: Create your funding campaign using the right platform for your idea.

Step Three: Send it to along with the amount you would like and we’ll feature it on our website!

Step Four: Promote your campaign.

Step Five: Hit your funding target.

Step Six: Get match funding from the nest team to support the continued development of your project or idea.


    • Funding is given on a match fund basis if you would like to apply for £250 from the nest. No ifs, no buts!

    • Funding is available in increments of £50, available from a minimum of £250 to a maximum of £500.

    • You must reach your maximum match funded target within 4-6 weeks of publishing your crowdfunded campaign.

    • You must share the campaign with the nest team.

    • Please note, it is possible that not all campaigns will be match-funded upon successfully reaching your agreed designated target.

    • Targets must be hit by Friday the 28th of June 2019.

    • The nest team will release the match-funding on a first come, first serve basis.

For crowdfunding opportunities use: CrowdfunderUK

Crowdfunding projects coming soon!