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“I believe in you” – making Swiss sporting dreams come true

It has already helped 1,253 sporting dreams come true and new ones are being added all the time – as the main partner of the “I believe in you” crowdfunding platform, PostFinance has been supporting Swiss sport across the board since 2013. An appraisal of what’s been achieved thus far with facts and figures.

A fan club from Solothurn wants to support the Swiss Paraplegic Centre by holding an anniversary competition. Four adult adventure-seeking sportsmen want to compete in one of the world’s toughest ski races in Norway using special expedition skis. An 11-year-old from Hütten is pursuing the goal of excelling at karting and becoming Swiss champion. All of them – whether they’re involved in individual or team sport or at elite or amateur level – rely on financial support to achieve their sporting dreams.

Crowdfunding for sporting dreams

They can find support on the “I believe in you” crowdfunding platform. This gives sportspeople the opportunity to present their sporting projects and to raise funds for them over a certain period of time. It’s all about achieving something great together with lots of small or large contributions – whether from an uncle, work colleagues or fans.

The PostFinance Boost is having a real impact

To ensure as many of these projects as possible reach their funding target, PostFinance is lending a hand with the PostFinance Boost. As soon as a project reaches 50 percent of its funding target, PostFinance contributes 10 percent of the target amount, up to a maximum of 200 francs, to the project. As with the other contributions, PostFinance Boost is also only paid out if the project is successfully funded. The financial institution is supporting Swiss sport across the full spectrum through this commitment. This is highlighted by the following facts and figures as at the end of 2018:

1,253 projects

PostFinance has already supported 1,253 sporting projects through the PostFinance Boost which has raised funds of over CHF 8.5 million in total.

Over 100 different sports

This means that sporting projects in over 100 different disciplines have received backing, including football, tennis, triathlon, table tennis, equestrian sport, rhythmic gymnastics, extreme obstacle courses, handbiking and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

26 cantons

Sportspeople from every canton have benefited from PostFinance Boost. With 212 projects implemented, the Canton of Berne tops the list followed by the Canton Zurich with 174 projects and the Canton of Vaud with 98.

Top 3

The most money was raised for the following three projects:

  • CHF 253,475 from 1,497 contributors for Dominique Aegeter’s “Race with me!” motor sport project
  • CHF 161,920 from 289 donors for a new indoor pool for a privately financed ball sports hall for the Handball Youth Development Foundation in Berne
  • CHF 113,487 from 701 supporters to construct the “waveup” surf park in Regensdorf

On average, CHF 7,515 was collected per project with 43 contributors.

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