Get funding for community based projects, that work with the environment,
and increase wellbeing for you and your peers.
To receive funds, projects must use local resources, employ local people,
and produce products and services needed within your community.
Once you have submitted your project, it goes through an approval process,
which takes up to 5 days. You will receive an email once it’s complete.
If your project is approved, the email will include a link to its page, from
where you can start editing and promoting it right away.
If your project is not approved, we will let you know why. You will be invited
to edit and resubmit a project up to 3 times.
By selling things in Pi™, you are giving back to those who helped you.
If they like what you make, they’ll want to help you even more.
Project Impact Indicators™ are determined by the amount of Pi™ transacted
in a project’s account, divided by the total Pi™ given to contributors of content
for attracting project funds.
Community Impact Indicators™ are determined by the amount of Pi™ transacted
through ALL projects within a community, divided by the total Pi™ given to contributors
of content for attracting project funds.
To sell things in Pi™ you will need to add them to your project’s online
marketplace. We will get in contact to set up your account when it’s time to send
through your first funds.
The amount your project must earn before we send funds depends on your Funding Goal,
which must be between CA $1,000 and $5,000. Stating your Funding Goal is included in the
project submission process
Once your goal has been reached, you will be asked to sign a Project Agreement.
The Agreement will include information required to send funds.
Note: The cost to transfer funds will be deducted from the amount that we send,
so the more frequently we send them, the more it will cost.
Yes, your project will stay open to funding until archived. When we send through
funds, we will:
To receive funds you will need access to a secure, approved bank, or blockchain
account. We will request information when it’s time to send them through.
Accountability is maintained by managing finance through the
I3 Investment Coop,
that funders of projects for six (6) months or more are invited to join.
Financials will be posted online.
Before the coop sends through your funds, you will be asked to sign a Project
Funding Agreement, where you agree to adhere to our values and goals. The coop
may audit projects whenever it likes.
Project administrators will be able to access an itemized ledger of projects
transactions – including fund transfer fees – through its online account. The
account will be set up when we start to send funds.
Project Leaders are people who have adopted, or created the vision, for a
specific project in collaboration with the members of the community where
the project is located.
With a compassion for, or direct connection to, the community involved, they
understand how to engage – and stay engaged – with the community. They are able
to define the real needs underlying the purpose and outcomes of the project.
They are the driving force on the ground: the champions of both the intimate
details and overall vision of a project. Their ultimate purpose, beyond leading
a project to its successful completion, is to guide the creation of solutions
that can be carried forward and drive a long term impact for the sustainability
and well being of the community and its’ people.
What is the name of your project?
What does it do?
Why is your project important? What needs does it serve?
What words describe the challenges addressed through this project? Enter a word at a time, then hit return.
How does your project work? How will it overcome the challenges described?
What goods and services will it provide? Enter a word at a time, then hit enter
What do you want your project to achieve? What are your milestones? What other projects could it get going or help grow?
Why do you qualify for funding through CM? To qualify your project must work with the environment, use local resources, employ local people, recycle and support other projects as much as it can.
How will project funds be spent? How will these expenses achieve project goals?
What words describe the goods and services you will purchase and employ? Enter a word at a time, then hit return.
What else do you need? What help and advice can others give?
This is the amount of funding your project needs to get before we send it to you. See FAQ for more.