Frequently Asked Questions

All general questions about ActionFunder, for Community Groups, and for Funders

Your Frequently Asked Questions

General ActionFunder FAQs

What is ActionFunder?

ActionFunder is the digital platform that brings responsible businesses together with community groups and charities to make change happen. There are many under-the-radar community groups that desperately need funds to survive and thrive, but often have to spend a lot of time applying to grant funds. There are also many businesses that want to give back to the community, but don’t know where to start. ActionFunder allows groups to create a single project pitch that funders will be able to view, shortlist and invite to be funded.

What is Semble?

Semble is the social enterprise behind ActionFunder. Semble works to bring businesses and community projects together to make change happen. We built ActionFunder to make grantfunding more accessible for businesses and grassroots community groups.

How can I get the latest news from the ActionFunder team?

We send out regular updates, event invitations and interesting stories. You’ll be given the opportunity to subscribe to these at sign up. If you missed out on the opportunity to subscribe and want to receive our updates simply let us know at

What do you mean by “group” and “project”?

At ActionFunder, we use “group” to refer to community organisations (charity, CIC, social enterprise, etc.).

We use “project” to refer to the specific goals/missions the community groups are trying to achieve.

ActionFunder FAQs for Community Groups

How much of my project cost will get funded?

Funders will fund 100% of your project’s total budget.

Do community groups have to pay to be on ActionFunder?

Nope! ActionFunder is completely free for community groups to use.

How do I sign up to ActionFunder as a community group?

  1. Go to ActionFunder and click the ‘Sign Up’ button in the top right corner of the page.
  2. Click the ‘Apply for Funding’ button, located under ‘Community benefits’.
  3. Fill out the details of the primary contact (this should be the person who will be managing your organisation’s ActionFunder profile). Give their name and email address, and set a password.
  4. Check your inbox for a confirmation email and click on the link to activate your account – if you can’t find it please check your spam folder as it sometimes lands here.
  5. Setup your profile by filling out details about your organisation
  6. Create projects that are in need of funding

If you are having trouble signing up, contact . Your feedback is essential to help us keep improving the platform so do get in touch.

Who can sign up to Action Funder?

ActionFunder is for UK-based projects. Anyone doing amazing work to help their community can sign up to ActionFunder. Registered charities, CIC, CIO, informal group of vols, social enterprises, sports clubs, uniformed clubs, faith groups, schools, and more are welcome on the platform.

How much can I apply for?

You can apply for up to £10,000. However, most of our funders are looking to support projects of between £3,000 and £5,000.

How many times can I apply for funding?

You can submit as many funding pitches as you’d like. Each pitch needs to be for a separate project/piece of work.

What are the reporting requirements for your funds?

This depends on the fund you apply to. Most grants typically need to be spent within 3 months, after which you will be expected to report on all the amazing things you’ve achieved. We will also ask you to post a mini update using the “update” function on ActionFunder about the fund.

We know that sometimes reporting requirements for funding can feel excessive. We are driven to make sure that funded projects never have to do more reporting than is appropriate or necessary.

ActionFunder FAQs for Funders

How much doest it cost to run a fund?

Our most affordable option charges 5% on top of your fund to cover our running costs and gives you complete control of your campaign.

Our bespoke services start from £3k. Our experienced team can be involved as you need them to be – from a single service like asset creation to running your entire campaign for you.

How can I sign up to ActionFunder as a Funder?

It’s free and easy to sign up to ActionFunder. Simply go to the sign up page here and follow the instructions. Let us know if you have any questions at

How many projects are there on ActionFunder?

There are already hundreds of community projects that have registered their interest on ActionFunder. Our match making technology will allow you to slim that number down based on your preference for location, type, or funding amount.