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Play your part in R’s new community project

QPR in the Community Trust is giving R’s fans the chance to play their part in an exciting new community project charting the social history of QPR Football Club and the local area.

QPR Trust has partnered with CrowdBnk (a crowdfunding platform that allows projects to raise money for rewards or equity ) and is seeking donations to support funding for ‘The Story of QPR’ – an intergenerational media project in collaboration with Octavia Foundation culminating in the production of a heritage website and documentary film around Rangers and the communities close to Loftus Road.

As a token of appreciation for their donation, supporters  can get exciting rewards ranging from breakfast at the Training Ground and watching QPR’s first-team train  to a VIP invite to the film premiere  or having their name appear on the DVD.

Fans can donate from as little as £20 to help the Trust achieve their ultimate goal of £30,000.

Andy Evans, CEO of QPR in the Community Trust, said:

QPR in the Community Trust along with our partners at Octavia Foundation are really excited after receiving funding towards ‘The Story of QPR’ project from the Premier League and the PFA.
This is a unique project as it will engage with generations of R’s fans as well as local residents, past and present, and those with roots in the area.
This project is about identity, local social history and, most importantly, offering young people the chance to learn new skills.
However, to make the project a success we have partnered with CrowdBnk as we need to fundraise a further £30,000. This is where we need our loyal supporters to make the project possible. We have a range of donation levels that we hope will be of interest to any QPR fan.

Ayan Mitra, CEO of CrowdBnk said:

We are very excited to be working with QPR Trust on this amazing project.
The Story of QPR revolves around the communities in and around Loftus Road and is going to be delivered by young people in the community.
This resonates with the vision behind CrowdBnk which enables ideas to get off the ground with the support of people who feel passionately about them.
This is an excellent example of the social and financial impact crowdfunding can have.

40 young people will be recruited and trained in film-making, media, research and heritage skills as part of the production of the film and other accompanying materials, including a podcast, soundtrack and website.

The Trust will only receive the money if the target of £30,000 is reached. If not, your money is returned.

CLICK HERE for more information on the project

Supporting the project is simple and easy!

CLICK HERE to sign-up to CrowdBnk – a crowd-funding platform used to help get ideas off the ground – and invest as little or as much as you like!

You will need to top up your CrowdBnk wallet by putting money into it using your debit or credit card or by doing a bank transfer.
In return …


£20 – Name to be featured on the heritage website created
(For the first 500 contributors)

£50 – Name to also feature on the DVD cover
(For the first 500 contributors)

£100 – Closed doors Q&A invite to Loftus Road for an evening with QPR ex-players
(For the first 40 contributors)

£500 – VIP invite to the film Premier, attended by players, management and owners
(For the first 40 contributors)

£1,000 – Invite to have breakfast and watch the team training
(For the first 20 contributors)

Launched in late 2012, CrowdBnk (www.crowdbnk.com) is a crowdfunding platform that works with ideas across the entire spectrum - from charity, through social enterprise to for-profit businesses.  CrowdBnk is also the only FSA registered crowdfunding platform that offers retail investors the opportunity to directly invest in crowdfunded equity projects.
To celebrate its launch, CrowdBnk is running the #greatIdeas competition to allow people with ideas to test their entrepreneurial skills through crowdfunding.  The competition still has 27 days to run, with £7,000 to be awarded to the idea that achieves its funding target the quickest and £3,000 to be given to the idea that gets the most watches and social media shares. 

You can follow or participate in the #greatideas competition at www.crowdbnk.com/projects/competition

Email qprfilm@qpr.co.uk if you have any questions or would like more information on the project.

For more information, please contact:

Andy Watkins, Club Journalist, Queens Park Rangers Football Club
020 8740 2542 / 07880 204424

Sarah Thomas, PR and Marketing Officer, Octavia Foundation
020 8354 5664 / 07931 307 596


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