Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

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
  • Employ no more than 3 full-time employees
Is there a fee?

No, this project is entirely funded by Cheerfully Given. All you have to do is create and submit your pitch – sharing it is optional but you are more likely to receive votes if you are telling your audience about it.

What criteria do products need to meet for the categories?

The categories are grouped based on how much funding the product range requires to be brought to life, but this is not publicly shared to maintain a degree of privacy for entrants. 

We will confirm the category details to confirmed entrants before public voting opens. 

Products and product ranges should reflect Christian faith and life with Jesus. These will typically be in the homeware, gifting, celebration, lifestyle, or apparel sectors. 

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

Can I use the money to buy equipment for my business?

Yes, absolutely! Anything you need to create and manufacture the product or product range you have in mind can be included in the funding – that includes equipment and materials or outsourced manufacturing.

If I submit a pitch, am I guaranteed to be added to the competition?

If your pitch meets the requirements outlined in our competition brief, then you will be added to the competition. 

Please note that we will not be accepting pitches for ranges of art prints or greetings cards unless they utilise a traditional print-making method.

This project is not designed to fund creative practice and development and any applications that do not meet the criteria of being a physical product will not be accepted. This includes original art.

What are the Cheerfully Funded prizes?

The total prize fund is a minimum of £5,000 split between 3 categories. As part of the promotional period, we retain the right to increase the total fund so that additional prizes can be awarded.

How do people vote?

When public voting opens, there will be a “VOTE” button next to each entrant’s thumbnail on the main page along with a “FIND OUT MORE” button leading to the entrant’s individual competition page, where there will also be “VOTE” links.

Voters must provide a first name and email address, and must verify their email addresses in order for the vote to be counted.

How many times can people vote?

Voters can vote once for each entrant – multiple votes for the same entrant will not be registered.