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How Charlie got an extra £5,000 for his idea

Ideas come in all shapes and sizes

Ideas come in all shapes and sizes

Charlie had a great idea to make a documentary about the evacuation of Alderney in the Channel Islands during the Second World War to commemorate its 75th anniversary. It’s his second project, and this time he needed £10,000 to start filming.

Making ideas happen

Making ideas happen

With the help of our online support tools Charlie came up with a great project page, offering fantastic rewards in return for pledges of money. They included exclusive opportunities to join the film crew and attend the premiere, which went down a storm. Soon he'd got half-way to his target.

What sets us apart from other crowdfunding sites

What sets us apart from other crowdfunding sites

Our +Funder, The Film Crowd, were on the look out for a film project on Crowdfunder that had plenty of support. They wanted to pledge £5,000 of their own to the filmmaker with the highest number of supporters, and that was Charlie.

The most exciting thing is what comes next

The most exciting thing is what comes next

In the end, Charlie raised over £5,000 from 269 supporters over 35 unforgettable days and picked up the extra £5,000 from The Film Crowd, meaning he can now get the ball rolling. Now the real hard work starts.