Welcome to GO! Aston university's very own crowdfunding platform.
GO! enables students and members of the university fund their bright ideas and entrepreneurial projects. Projects can be about almost anything as long as they must focus on adding value to student experience, the university or the wider community. Once submitted we review all projects for suitability, judging them on the quality of the presentation, 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, sending them a message or through their social media.
What is Crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is sponsorship by a crowd of many donors, each making an individual, small donation philanthropically or in return for a small reward that money can't buy, like a personalised card, thank you video or invite to an exclusive event.
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 are a must as they can bring your project to life! Once submitted we will offer advice, tips, and feedback throughout the duration of your project.
Are there any fees?
There is a small admin fee of 1.4% of the total raised. We advise that you factor this in when setting your ideal financial target. A transaction fee of 20p per donation also applies.
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!