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[…]

Community Shares: Crowdfunding in the face of pub closures

With a record 29 pubs closing each week, communities are fighting back to keep their pubs open using the power of the crowd – including a group of volunteers in Somersham in the heart of rural Suffolk.The community behind the latest pub in the UK to crowdfund a community share issue has raised over £175,000[…]

Crowdfunding Community Shares: Positive News

Now offering Community Shares, Crowdfunder’s first share issue, Positive News, has raised £263,000 from their readers, supporters and journalists. The vast public support for this project reflects the growing trend for social investment across the UK – where communities are coming together to save their local pubs, develop community energy projects and take control of[…]

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[…]

Community project? Need a Spring clean?!

Are their spaces within your local community that are in need of a Spring clean? Why not get your dungarees on, tie your head scarves up and crowdfund this Spring?

The Bakehouse talk to Crowdfunder’s Emily Smith

Emily Smith talks to The Bakehouse after their recent success and finds out how important social media was to their campaign. The Bakehouse successfully managed to raise £2,025 for their community bakery in the Upper Calder Valley.

The crowd help raise the dough for local bakery, The Bakehouse!

We love bread here at Crowdfunder HQ and have plenty of bread based successes under our belt. The latest to raise the dough is The Bakehouse based in West Yorkshire who managed to raise £2,025 to purchase a bicycle they could deliver their bread with.

Involved with a co-op? Need some funds? We can help!

We love helping fund co-operatives here at Crowdfunder and have some great successes under our belt. The latest co-op to raise the funds via the power of the crowd were Manchester Veg People, who successfully raised over 16k to buy a new van.