Fundraising with Grassroots Fantastar

Does it cost anything to set up a fantasy sport league on Fantastar?

Setting up a league on Fantastar is quick and easy. A league can run in pay-to-play or free-to-enter mode for which charges apply as below.

What are pay-to-play leagues?

Pay-to-play leagues enable you to raise funds by charging an entry fee to join your league. When somebody joins your league they pay the entry fee which is collected by Fantastar through PayPal. Fantastar holds onto the funds and will transfer them to the league owner upon request. Fantastar charges a 30% commission (merchant fee) which is used to meet the website running costs (including PayPal fees) and investment in new features. The remaining 70% goes back to you.

What are free-to-enter leagues?

If you want people to join your league for free then you can convert your league to free-to-enter mode. To support the maintenance and development of the Fantastar service there is a £49 charge to convert the league to free-to-enter mode. A free-to-enter league includes up to 200 fantasy team registrations and is valid for 12 months.

How do I raise funds using Fantastar?

Set up a pay-to-play league and we'll collect entry fees via PayPal on your behalf.

What can I charge for people to enter my league?

In the UK you can charge between £5 and £25 per fantasy team. In the US, Australia and New Zealand you can charge between $10 and $25 per fantasy team. In the Eurozone you can charge between €5 and €25 per fantasy team.

What currencies do you support?

The currencies we currently support are:

Australian Dollar (AUD)
Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Euro (EUR)
New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Pound Sterling (GBP)
U.S. Dollar (USD)

How is the money collected?

The money is collected securely via PayPal. You can pay using a PayPal account, credit card, debit card or bank account.

How do I know how much funding my league has raised?

A summary of funds raised is shown on the league table page (login as a league administrator and click the 'Table' menu).

Is my money safe?

Yes, of course. Fantastar is owned and operated by BlueYellow Media Ltd. registered in England No. 6655284. Your funds are kept in our PayPal account and are available for transfer to your account upon request.

How do I withdraw my funds?

The league owner must contact the Fantastar support team and a PayPal transfer will be arranged. One withdrawal can be made per year. The withdrawal can be made at any time but we recommend you do this near the end of the season, in case there are any late entries. There is a £10 charge for additional withdrawals.

Do I have to pay a commission fee?

Yes. Fantastar charges a 30% commission (merchant fee) which is used to meet the website running costs (including PayPal fees).

What if I don't want to charge an entry fee?

You can convert your league to 'free-to-enter' mode so participants can enter their teams for free. In order to support the maintenance and development of the Fantastar service there is a £49 charge to convert the league to 'free-to-enter' mode.


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