Make your product ideas a reality with funding from Cheerfully Given

Cheerfully Funded is open for entrants before public voting begins in May 2022.

What is Cheerfully Funded?

Cheerfully Funded is a competition for professional creatives who have an idea for a Christian product range they would love to produce.

We’re looking for beautiful, fun, or exciting product ideas that you’d like a helping hand to make into reality! The public can see all the product ideas, and then vote for their favourites.

Designers and makers can submit their ideas to the site, and then the wider Cheerfully Given audience and beyond can vote for their favourites to see which products they’d like to see come to life.

The most popular products in each of our three categories (as voted by the public) will win the funding needed to bring them into reality. 

The total prize money that will be awarded for this competition is £5,000. 

We would love to see creative products and product ranges that reflect Christian faith and life with Jesus. These will typically be in the homeware, gifting, celebration, lifestyle, or apparel sectors. 

We want to help you bring your big ideas to life – maybe things that you’d love to try out but it feels risky under normal circumstances, and some funding and support would be just the right encouragement to help you step out and explore them. 

Pitches must align with our Statement of Faith in order to be part of the public vote.

Please note that any ranges of art prints or greetings cards will not be considered unless they involve a traditional print-making element that requires an investment as this is an already-saturated product space on the Cheerfully Given marketplace and we want to encourage a greater variety of products.

What are we looking for?

What happens if you win?

During the voting period, the public can vote for their favourite product ideas across three categories. Categories are grouped based on the amount of funding needed to bring the product to life.

Winners will then be chosen from each category proportionally based on how many entrants there are – for example, one winner from the first category, three winners from the second category, and two winners from the third category. 

We will confirm this breakdown before public voting begins. 

The winners will receive the amount of funding they need to bring their product to life, along with support from the Cheerfully Given team as needed throughout the manufacturing process.

When it’s ready to launch, we will then promote your product range on the Cheerfully Given website and to our wider audience.

This is a competition for Christian-themed product ranges that are inspired by faith in Jesus.

Entrants should be the creators of physical, creative products inspired by the Christian faith, and should: 

  • Be based in the UK 
  • Be a sole trader, partnership, or majority owner of a limited company
  • Have no more than 3 full-time employees

Who can enter?

What’s the deadline for submitting a pitch?

To make sure your product or range is on the website when the competition goes live, please submit your pitch by Wednesday 18th May at 12pm UK time. 

Submissions will remain open until Friday May 27th (one week into live voting) but you will miss out on the first week of voting if you submit your pitch after May 11th.

Public voting opens on Friday 20th May at 10am, and closes on Friday 17th June at 10pm.

Votes will be externally verified, and then winners will be announced as part of the Creative Christianity Summit on Saturday 18th June at 8pm.

We will provide you with template graphics and a link to your competition page so you can promote your entry, but please note that you should not share any of these until public voting opens on Friday 20th May.

How Do I Enter?

Create your pitch

Document your product idea, and create some graphics to show the public voters your vision.

Send us your pitch

Fill in the form on this page, sharing your business information and product range or idea.

Make sure we have pics

We can’t process your pitch without images or graphics, so be sure to include a link to them!

Get ready to vote

Once accepted, we’ll create your page and you can sit back and wait for public voting to open!

Once accepted, we’ll create your personal competition page, and it will be available for public voting until the closing date on Friday 17th June at 10pm. 

All artwork submitted must be your own and not violate copyright laws. You will maintain all rights to your artwork and ideas. We take intellectual property very seriously and will support you in protecting your work.