Birmingham: Community Innovation Fund

Crowdfunder.co.uk have partnered with Birmingham City Council to offer extra funding to the projects that help local citizens to live healthily and confidently within their own homes and communities throughout the City. Looking specifically to support adult social care, to combat social isolation, and ultimately help people to live independently and happily, the Community Innovation[…]

The secrets to crowdfunding your big idea

I’m Si and I’ve been helping people raise money on Crowdfunder for almost as long as the company has been around. Over the last few years, I’ve had the pleasure of directly working with, coaching and learning from 100’s of projects, who have collectively raised around £20,000,000 through the crowd, including Resurgence, the Iron Bridge[…]

Projects that matter: Cornwall

Earlier this year, we launched a competition in collaboration with Cornwall Live and Westcountry Fruit Sales to find ideas that are making a real difference to Cornish communities. Inspired by reaching our own £50m milestone of money raised for community-benefitting projects across the UK, we wanted to pay homage to our roots and offer five different[…]

Local people embrace local power #CBwkd18

Community businesses across the whole of England will be opening their doors this weekend to celebrate the positive impact that they are having on society. It’s a unique opportunity to find out more about the community businesses in your area and what you can do to get involved! Phil Geraghty, Managing Director at Crowdfunder, said,[…]

5 types of content that you can use to promote your Crowdfunder project

You don’t need to be a marketing genius to crowdfund, but you do need to think about how you’re going to promote your Crowdfunder project and reach more people. Why? Because it will increase potential pledges! As Head of Content here at Crowdfunder, I spend my days writing all about crowdfunding but, if you’re new to the[…]

7 reasons why you should crowdfund for your business

Are you currently in the process of starting a new venture in your community or looking to grow an area of your business? Crowdfunding is an excellent way of raising the finance that you need to get going, but it also comes with a whole range of other benefits that should put it at the[…]

Let us introduce you to +Extra funding

Crowdfunder.co.uk currently has over £4m of +Extra funding from a range of partners, but what is this additional money all about and how can you access it? We caught up with Natalie, Fund Distribution Manager here at Crowdfunder, to find out the basics that you need to know about +Extra funding. You can also find out more[…]

Crowdfund Cornwall is on the lookout for beach cleans and community projects

Cornwall Council are working with Crowdfunder.co.uk to offer Crowdfund Cornwall; an initiative that supports not-for-profit organisations working with local communities down in Cornwall. This +Extra funding opportunity aims to inspire all, including individuals, community groups, charities and businesses, to enhance nature and grow local projects.On offer are two pots of additional funding, the first being the Grow[…]

The support of the crowd gets the #OXtoIndia

True innovation lies in the space between design and social impact, and the OX stands as an exemplary model for this. Designed to be a low-cost, all-terrain truck that can be driven on and off-road, the aim behind the OX is to help remote communities in the likes of Africa and India to transport food,[…]

How to warm up your Facebook crowd

When watching from afar, crowdfunding can seem completely effortless. You see the support rolling in, happy project owners sharing gratitude and sending virtual high fives and hugs. However, the reality of it is that crowdfunding is a lot of work and behind the scenes, there’s a person working tirelessly to co-ordinate, plan and schedule their[…]

What does a crowdfunding journey look like?

So you’ve made the decision that you want to crowdfund and raise money for your idea, business or organisation. Welcome to the beginning of your crowdfunding journey! But what does it look like from here on in? We caught up with Bertie, Crowdfunder Coach, to find out what you can expect to happen along the way. As[…]