The Fiver: Groundbreakers

 Celebrating brave ideas…Here’s five ‘outside-the-box’ thinkers, making the world a better place one pledge at a time…Turtle TracksTurtle Tracks are on a mission to help protect threatened sea turtles by GPS tracking egg poachers in Central America. £1,415 (40%) raised from 62 supportersFishy FilamentsThis Cornish engineer is taking sustainability in the fishing industry to a whole[…]

Charity Fundraising: CoppaFeel! Launches Boobette Crowdfunder Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer charity CoppaFeel! has today announced their first Crowdfunder campaign to raise money for their Boobettes – the power rangers of the boob world!Boobettes are volunteers who reach out to community groups, schools and businesses across the UK to help raise awareness of breast cancer. With nearly 12,000 people dying from breast cancer every[…]

Crowdfunding Charities: Huge response to crowdfunded newspaper ads campaign opposing repeal of Human Rights Act

1,000 people pledge to pay for newspaper adverts in first few hours of new campaign ‘The repeal of this Act could lead to an unravelling of progress on human rights across the world’ – Kate Allen Amnesty International has received a huge response to a new crowdfunded newspaper adverts campaign calling on the recently-appointed Justice[…]

Crowdfunding Charities: 9 of the best UK charity crowdfunds

9 of the UK’s best charity crowdfunding projects – picked from our Crowdfunder Academy coaches for charity innovation in fundraising, great rewards and fantastic crowdfunding campaigns. Kids Company, a charity that supports vulnerable children with hot meals, clothing and general support, raised more than £100,000 on Crowdfunder and leads the UK in innovation in fundraising by[…]

Nesta New Radicals collaborate to bring business success

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[…]

How to raise £219,000 in 28 days on Crowdfunder: The Wave: Bristol

The Wave: Bristol raised over £200,000 with Crowdfunder in a phenomenally successful crowdfunding campaign. If we can put the campaign’s triumphs down to one thing it would be the project’s extensive network – a brilliantly coordinated team of surfers, sustainability experts, charities and marketing professionals.

Venturefest East Midlands set for live crowdfunding with Crowdfunder

Thanks to a partnership between Venturefest East Midlands and Crowdfunder – Venturefest East Midlands has launched an exclusive crowdfunding competition for East Midlands based small and medium-sized businesses, with a prize of up to £5,000 in match funding for new and inventive business ideas. Businesses who have signed up to attend Venturefest will be invited to add[…]

Arlesey Remembers You – what can happen in a year after you crowdfund?

Jodie Chillery, a TV producer created and ran the Arlesey Remembers You Crowdfunder campaign which captured the hearts and minds of the community. Jodie reflects on the year since they successfully funded over £2k for a documentary and the journey their crowdfunding campaign took them on.  Just over a year ago I got involved with[…]

Will your project get crowdfunded?

Do you have an idea that keeps you awake at night, an idea you really believe in, that you know has potential, that you want to make a reality and share with the world? At Crowdfunder we believe in helping everyone to make their project a success, but there a few key factors that you’ll need[…]

Crowdfunder launches Crowdfund Plymouth as part of Crowdfunder Local – with £60k match funding on offer

Plymouth community projects and social enterprises will be able to tap into funds as part of a pioneering crowdfunding scheme launched on March 4, 2015. Plymouth City Council has set aside £60,000 for projects on Crowdfund Plymouth – as part of Crowdfunder Local, a nationwide initiative, launched by Crowdfunder. Projects launching as part of Crowdfund[…]

How crowdfunding saved the Nightshelter

“We were in an all or nothing situation and Crowdfunder gave us an all or nothing opportunity,” says Ceri Taylor, communications officer for the Nightshelter in Cardiff, explaining why the charity turned to crowdfunding when it found itself in crisis.   Cuts to local authority funding left the emergency nightshelter, which is run by The[…]

Charity fundraising just got easier…

Kids Company brightened up the Christmas of over 15,000 vulnerable people in London, Bristol and Liverpool this year, following an outstanding charity crowdfunding campaign with Crowdfunder. The charity raised over £100,000 in less than two months, making it possible to send out thousands of food parcels and host a party for 4,000 vulnerable children on Christmas Day.[…]

Crowdfunding a life-changing toilet

As the mum of a little boy with disabilities, Laura Moore knew only too well what a difference having a fully-accessible toilet in Worthing town centre could make. She used Crowdfunder to raise funds for this vital facility, and got local businesses on board to make her campaign a resounding success. Laura raised an incredible[…]