This crowd funding campaign has three main objectives:

  • Fund the Ubuntu MATE project’s hosting and bandwidth costs. These include domain name registrations, server hosting and bandwidth costs to provide a website and Discourse powered community space that is not reliant on social networks.
  • Fund the full time development of Ubuntu MATE and MATE Desktop and also be able to offer financial rewards to contributors of either project. Help subsidise the travel expenses of team members to represent MATE Desktop and Ubuntu MATE at FLOSS conferences.
  • Support other Open Source projects that Ubuntu MATE depends upon.

Patrons will be rewarded with exclusive project news, updates and invited to participate in video conferences where you can talk to the developers directly.

We have set up a number of payment options that should hopefully suit everyone. Go on, be brilliant, help grow our community.


This is a unique way to fund an Open Source community. A regular monthly income for the Ubuntu MATE project will allow us to better plan how best to reward our contributors and sponsor other Open Source projects.

Monthly supporter

Become a monthly supporter at Patreon and help grow the Ubuntu MATE community.

Become a Patron


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We’d prefer you set-up a recurring payment to help ensure that monthly costs are always covered and it also allows us to better plan how to reward our contributors and sponsor other Open Source projects. That said, one time donations are also gratefully accepted.

NOTE! If you are considering a monthly recurring payment via PayPal then you should probably use the Ubuntu MATE Patreon to benefit from Patron rewards.

Monthly PayPal supporter
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One time PayPal donation
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Commercial sponsorship

If you are using, or plan to use, Ubuntu MATE in a commercial environment and would like to sponsor the project more formally, then please head over to our Patreon page where we have commercial sponsorship packages.

Commercial sponsor

Become a commercial sponsor at Patreon and have your business prominently listed as a sponsor.

Become a commercial sponsor



Click or scan to QR code below to launch your Bitcoin client and donate 0.015 btc to Ubuntu MATE. Alternatively, copy and paste the Bitcoin address into your Bitcoin client to donate an amount of your choice.


Crowd funding summary

We post an overview of how the funds were used each month.