Revolutionary Fundraising For Niche Sports

We love niche sports and have now run crowdfunding campaigns for nearly every sport know to man in 33 countries around the world and counting! PledgeSports have helped athletes and teams from around the world raise over one million for sport since 2014. 

As experts in sports crowdfunding, we are the best-equipped platform to help you fundraise for your niche sport. Whether you’re a team of Tchoukball masters or a Wife-Carrying champion, by creating a project with PledgeSports we can help raise the money to put your niche sport on the map.

Here are some great examples of successful crowdfunding campaigns

Getting Recognition

FINLAND-COMPETITION-ENTERTAINMENTIf there’s one thing we’ve learned in our years of working in sports crowdfunding it’s that there are so many niche sports out there, yet so few sports fans have heard of them.

Fortunately, as the list of niche sports grow, sports fans around the world are becoming more and more open to the concept of new and creative sports. The sporting world is primed for niche sports to make their mark and we are ready to help you do just that.

The first step is setting up a project, you can do that here.

Tell Your Story

Demonstrate how passionate you are about what you’re trying to achieve. Doing this helps others to believe in your idea.

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People want to get to know you and your sport. Start with where you’re from, your background, why you want to achieve this – all of this information makes you more familiar and allows others to see your project and your niche sport from your perspective.

Once they believe in your cause, they will help you spread the word and reach a wider audience, thus leading to a more successful crowdfunding campaign.

Content Is King

sports-stadium2Good content is the foundations for every successful crowdfunding campaign. Make sure you have good quality pictures and videos, along with a clear, concise story that shows off your passion for what you do.

As a niche sport, you are in a unique position whereby you can create original, compelling content that will be new to the average sports fan. Use this to your advantage by producing videos that showcase your sport as this will really drive interest in your fundraiser too.

Top Tip: Get clued up social media marketing as you will need to maximise the exposure you can get through all your social media channels. This is key to success. Take a look at our guide to social media marketing here.

The Power Of Social Media

Campaigns work on momentum. The more people that see your campaign, the more successful it will be. Social media is vital in maximising exposure.

When your campaign is really well-publicised on social media it can even attract mainstream media attention and commercial sponsors. It creates a scale that word of mouth cannot. It can spread to all corners of the world so utilise every platform you use, like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Always ensure you include a link to your campaign with every social media post, tagging PledgeSports and any other relevant profiles to get the message out to more people.

Be On Target

CrowdFundingChoosing the right target is one of the most important aspects in making a crowdfunding campaign successful. Most people choose a target that is too high and this can work heavily against them.

With crowdfunding – people like to back successes. If you choose a target that is way too big and you are a long way below that target, it makes your campaign less appealing to potential supporters.

A Little Bit Of Inspiration . . .

There have been so many successes on PledgeSports, it’s difficult to pick one. You can take inspiration from any of the hundreds of successes on our site.

We’ve had national touch rugby teams from five different European countries, dragon boat racing teams, countless divers, international rafting teams and tchoukball teams, to name just a few.

We’ve had an Olympic hockey team raise an incredible 50k, while individual tennis players have got as much as 15k through sports crowdfunding.

Wanna be next? Get started here.


PledgeSports is a revolutionary crowdfunding & sponsorship platform dedicated to sport.

Are you or someone you know raising money for sport in 2017? If so, get in touch with us via, or visit and hit “Create A Campaign” to start raising money today!

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