I have a charity type funding idea that wouldn't cost you money but instead the amount of time it takes to fill in a membership form (£5 for everyone who signs up). Most charities give 60-70% to the actual cause and keep back the rest for administration costs etc. My pitch is 75% goes to the cause and 25% max goes to administration, when or if it comes off a pool of funds will develop for actions. Stage 2, establishing some kind of committee well positioned to direct the funds and build up projects (people needed here too!).
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