Welcome to The 12 Days Of Crowdfunding… a celebration of our top picks from 2017 – and trust me, there were a lot to choose from. We take our hats off to all of our project owners, who are a collection of some of the finest changemakers out there. They are working hard everyday to[…]
TOTSUP raised £6,162 in 29 days to help fund the TOTSUP Big Red Bus reward chart and iOS app. Read our interview with Founder and Creator Sally Marks to find out more about their crowdfunding journey.
Jacqui and Bertie met through their shared passion of yoga. The pair realised they could join forces with their individual skills and combined yoga practise of over 20 years, to create a truly specialist yoga studio in the capital.
The average size cup in the UK is a DD and each breast weighs in at around 3.5lbs. When you put it like that, it’s hardly surprisingly halter neck bikinis hurt – enter the Halto!
The Globe in Fowey, Cornwall is a 500 year-old restaurant that was refurbished in 2015 by its new owners. After nine successful months’ trading they wanted to overhaul the guest rooms — but their bank wouldn’t give them a loan.
After suffering from acne for 15 years, and with no end in sight, Jordan Marc Sully decided to take charge. He took a holistic approach and developed a range of natural skincare products, which he used alongside lifestyle changes. The results speak for themselves: in just six months he was free of acne for the[…]
The UK’s No1 crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder and JCDecaux, the UK’s leading Outdoor Advertising company, have partnered to help rapidly scale up 100 start-ups across Britain.Nurture, JCDecaux’s new division, is working with Crowdfunder to find start-up businesses who want to grow, to help them market their brand or product with an exclusive support package – and[…]
Best Business Crowdfunding Projects Crowdfunder works with businesses as well as charities, community groups and individuals who want to make their great ideas a reality. The Crowdfunder Academy crew have hand-picked eight of the best to showcase just what can happen when businesses reach out to their communities to fundraise their brilliant projects. We’re all[…]
Our friends at Stephens Scown have written us a fantastic blog about how to protect your great idea! How to protect a great ideaSo you’ve got a great idea for a business. How do you go about protecting it? The law offers no protection for ideas alone. But there are a many different protections available for[…]
Having been named as a New Radical by Nesta – the UK’s drivers of innovation and new thinking, helping to bring great ideas to market – Crowdfunder is extraordinarily proud to watch as another is benefiting from our bustling business and crowdfunding community.Mazí Mas is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting and employing migrant and refugee[…]
Self-starter magazine faced closure but was saved by £10,000 in 24-hour fundraising driveJobs of three employees aged 30 and under saved, as well as work of regular freelancersIndustry will keep vital original voice as a resultCompany hopes to highlight plight of small businesses with regard to bank lending, business support Find out what it’s like to[…]
As a start-up group of volunteers, the team behind Ask Amy found it tricky to access more traditional sources of funding. So Crowdfunder was the perfect way to get the cash injection they needed for their innovative app. Ask Amy is an easy, approachable way for anyone – but particularly young people – to find out[…]
Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin. This is a story about a man with a dream, a man who loved the magic of books and who wanted to share that love with others. But Michael didn’t want just any bookshop; he wanted to create a space in which people could sit and relax, read,[…]
What do flowers, AutoTrader and Crowdfunder have in common? Successful business –Blank Flowers! In 2013, young entrepreneur Blanka, after training from The Prince’s Trust, was ready to run with her new business but the only thing slowing Blanka down was a lack of transport which she needed to help her to bulk-buy plants from the flower[…]
Many community-changing projects are launched with the backing of the Big Lottery, or one of the other fantastic funding bodies that enable such innovation across the UK, such as Creative England, or Nesta, but what happens when the grant ends? How do these projects find a sustainable financial future to continue their work in the communities across the country? How do these projects continue to raise their profile and engage with the people around them? How do they create their legacy?