What is overfunding?

Overfunding allows you to continue collecting pledges even once you have hit your target

Overfunding is a feature that allows you to continue collecting pledges if you hit your funding target before your campaign period ends. Projects that overfund can continue fundraising up to the initial campaign end date that was chosen.

There is no limit to how much extra money you can raise when you are overfunding – but you do have to explain how you will use it. You can stop overfunding and end your campaign whenever you want.

Overfunding can be useful if you have a core project that you need to raise money for but can also see ways to add to it, if your campaign proves popular.

Great, how do I do this?

You can enable overfunding within the costs section of your project dashboard. We’ll ask you to list the things that you’d spend the extra money on. This will be displayed on your project page. Here's a video showing you how to do this:

You can only enable overfunding before your project is verified.

What sort of costs should I overfund for?

Overfunding should be used to raise funds for added extras– things that would make your project even better, rather than things that are essential to getting the core project delivered.

If you do decide to use overfunding, be careful not to mislead your backers by telling them that your core project includes things you can only deliver if you overfund.