Pozible is a crowdfunding platform for raising money and building a community for your projects.
Because Pozible is a platform open to projects of all shapes and sizes we do have some
general guidelines (and some non-negotiable rules) for running your crowdfunding
campaign. If you’re not sure if your project fits our guidelines or is suitable for
crowdfunding, start here.
Pozible projects must:
Be Project-BasedAll Pozible crowdfunding campaigns must be projects. That is, the campaign must have a
clearly defined outcome, timeframe and goal.
Usually, this is a creative outcome (e.g. a film, album, book, theatre production, exhibition,
residency, event, app or game build).
The project may also have:
A community outcome (i.e. for a sporting club or community group)
An environmental outcome (i.e. community garden, solar technology)
An educational outcome (i.e. schools, kindergartens, neighbourhood housing)
An innovative outcome (i.e. a start-up business, a new product, medical research or
Pozible used to be solely for creative stuff, but we noticed people using the flexibility of
crowdfunding in innovative ways for some awesome projects. Whatever your project goal,
explain clearly what your funds go towards, have a set target and say when you’ll do what.
Fit Into A Pozible CategoryProjects must fit a Pozible category - Art, Comics/Graphic Novels, Community, Design,
Event, Fashion, Film, Food, Game, Music, Journalism, Performance, Photography,
Technology, Video, Writing, Craft
Charitable Project Guidelines
Charities and not-for-profit organisations with Deductible Gift Receipt (DGR) status can now use Pozible for fundraising,
but only IF the campaign is for a project with a definitive outcome and a specific target - not an ongoing charitable appeal.
If you have charitable status, you can offer tax-deductible receipts in return for pledges of the same amount.
Tax deductible pledges aren't (usually) allowed to be offered along with other rewards for a single pledge.
It's your responsibility to ensure all receipts are correctly provided, and that you're acting within your laws and regulations.
If you're unsure, we recommend you speak to a fund raising expert, lawyer or tax adviser.
Prohibited Rewards or Projects
For legal reasons Pozible prohibits project creators from offering certain items as rewards,
Sexually Explicit Material or OffersYou can’t offer sexually explicit material, conduct or services as rewards.
Financial RewardsYou can’t allow the selling of shares, provide direct financial rewards or profit sharing.
Raising investment funds or providing financial incentives is explicitly prohibited.
Raffles or Gaming PrizesYou can’t offer entries in raffles, competitions or other gambling services, stakes or odds
Illegal or Restricted ItemsYou can’t offer rewards including (but not limited to) illegal or restricted items such as
weapons, drugs or prescription medications. Please note: ANY project violating these
guidelines will not be approved and the listing removed. Please contact us with any
Alcohol as a Reward
Alcoholic Beverages as a Reward
If a project creator wishes to offer alcohol or wine as a reward for a pledge, there are certain guidelines that have to be met to ensure that the project creator does not break the law.
Offering alcoholic beverages as a reward for a pledge is the same as selling alcohol and requires the project creator to have an appropriate licence.
The number of their licence must be clearly displayed on their project page.
Alcoholic beverages may only be offered as a reward to people who pledge within Australia.
Various States have different laws regarding trading wine and alcohol. Make sure you know your State's laws and if (and where) you are allowed to sell alcohol. You should also consider the following:
When alcohol is delivered as a reward, you - or your postal agent - must obtain the signature of an adult (over 18 years of age).
Many States have very specific laws based on the quantity and type of alcohol being posted.
Project creators should describe the signature and postage requirements for alcoholic beverages as a reward on their project page.
Many States require that carriers have licenses to transport alcohol.
Your carrier must be capable of obtaining the required signature. Australia Post is unable to solicit age verification upon delivery of an item.
Alcohol in the USA
Offering alcoholic beverages as a reward for a pledge to your Pozible project in the USA is the same as selling alcohol. Pozible requires the project creator to have an appropriate liquor licence or sales permit applicable under all relevant state and federal law.
Alcohol in Other Countries
Offering alcoholic beverages as a reward for a pledge to your Pozible project in places besides Australia and the USA is the same as selling alcohol. Pozible requires the project creator to have an appropriate liquor licence or sales permit applicable under all relevant regional and national law.
Keep your messages brief and courteous and provide feedback in a constructive manner.
Posted comments and messages are viewable publicly; be mindful of this!
Obscene or unreasonable posts will be deleted. If necessary, members’ accounts can be suspended if their individual conduct undermines what should be a positive experience for all.
Pozible is about building a community around your shared inspiration - inspire each other. Play nice.
AgeYou must be over 18 years of age to create a project on Pozible.
IdentificationYou must have a residential address, a contact phone number, bank account and an
internationally recognised form of photographic ID (i.e. passport, driver’s license). The
copy/scan you provide should be complete, and show current validity.
Promoting Your Project
Pozible users must observe copyright and intellectual property law. Project creators may not post copyright material without appropriate rights. Infringing material brought to our attention will be investigated.
Do everything you can to promote your project, but know no-one likes a spammer. Check before you hit ‘Send’ on a bulk mail to your supporters - it’s not just annoying, it could be illegal. Know your responsibilities within the laws for online marketing in your area.