YuStart is the University’s crowdfunding platform and helps you raise money for your project. It allows donors to connect with your campaign and receive small rewards for their support.

Crowdfunding is a great way to get involved and raise money for projects, ideas and events! So, if you want to make a film, buy a new kit for your sports team, put on a play, make a CD, or perhaps even fund your research into some of the world’s challenges - YuStart could be the place for you.


How YuStart works

  1. Outline your idea, budget and rewards for funders and upload your pitch to the YuStart website.
  2. We'll make sure that your pitch is in the best position possible to raise money. While we’re doing that, you should put together your plan to make sure you always have money coming in throughout your project - there are great tips online and from our team.
  3. When your project is live, share it far and wide with friends, family and student group contacts in person and online. We’ll also share it with the wider community of York graduates.
  4. After your project has ended, thank your supporters and making your project come to life. We’ll make sure that all your funds are transferred ready for you to use.

How we can help

When you use YuStart, you can benefit from one-to-one bespoke support from our YuStart team. We can give advice on crafting your campaign, building your crowd and turning your idea into a reality. And if your project is eligible, you could also benefit from match funding of up to £500 from the University.

To arrange to talk to one of the team about any ideas you may have, or if you have any questions, please email yustart@york.ac.uk.