SOAS Impact is SOAS, University of London’s first crowdfunding platform. The platform will empower our students with the skills to promote and fundraise for their projects.

It also encourages students to make an impact in the lives of their fellow students, the School, the wider community and other around the world. The platform allows friends of the School to get involved and support great causes and smart ideas put forward by SOAS students.

All projects will be reviewed for suitability and are judged on the quality of their presentations, their goals, their level of organisation and the 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, or sending them a message.

WHAT IS CROWDFUNDING?

SOAS Impact is a crowdfunding platform. Crowdfunding is sponsorship by a crowd of many donors, each making an individual, small donation in return for a small reward, like a t-shirt or a project poster. SOAS Impact provides a platform to students to showcase projects to a potentially huge audience, and gives sponsors an easy way to donate.

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 can also bring your project to life! We offer advice, tips, and feedback all along the way.

ARE THERE ANY FEES?

SOAS covers the costs of payment processing fees, so that you always get 100% of the value of your pledges.

ALL-OR-NOTHING FUNDING?

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!