Got an idea?

ChuBacker is Churchill College’s very own crowdfunding platform. It has been launched to enable students, Fellows and staff to develop their interests and enhance our community through creative and innovative projects. These projects are designed to support College focused initiatives such as student-led societies and activities as well as funding key College priorities including student bursaries.

Through ChuBacker we’re shifting the power into your hands. Whether you’re a student, a Fellow or a member of staff, ChuBacker can help you make a real difference to our community.

What kinds of projects are suitable for ChuBacker?

Projects can be about almost anything, but they must be initiated by a resident member of Churchill College and should focus on the benefit they will provide to students and the wider College community.

Crowdfunding can be fast, efficient and effective when done right but project success depends on you. The more dedicated creative and organised you and your team are, the more successful your project is likely to be, and the more fun you will have!

How do I get started?

If you have an idea for a project simply get in touch with the Development Office: development@chu.cam.ac.uk / 01223 331660, or drop by for an informal chat. If your project is suitable you will receive full support, advice and tips throughout the process. Alternatively, login to the ChuBacker site 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. We will review all projects for suitability and aim to support at least one project per term on the platform in the first year.

Are there any fees?

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