Trend spotting: Crowdfunded media campaigns

Every day we are astounded by our Crowdfunders imagination and ingenuity – and the support they receive shows it’s not just us! The latest innovative Crowdfunder trend? Crowdfunded media. From billboards to newspaper adverts, this latest development has seen Crowdfunders taking the media by storm. As well as getting their message out there, supporters can[…]

How to crowdfund your community fireworks display

As a result of funding cuts, the community of Arbroath had to go without their annual firework display last year. Determined to bring it back for 2015, Karren Cuthill launched the ‘Fireworks for Arbroath’ Crowdfunder project as a part of the Crowdfund Angus campaign. Karren had a goal of bringing back a “safe and professionally organised[…]

AXA teams up with local communities to crowdfund road safety

AXA launches crowdfunding initiative in partnership with as part of its ongoing work to tackle road safety issues AXA has launched a crowdfunding initiative to enable local communities to raise money for projects that aim to improve road safety in their area. As the next phase of the insurer’s RoadSafe Schools campaign, which initially launched[…]

£33,000 Crowdfunder completes £300,000 funding package for Glasgow’s “Websters” Church

Up and coming Glaswegian journalist, Jack Aitchison from STV Glasgow wrote this brilliant article and the kind folk over at STV have allowed us to share it here for our Crowdfunder community.Why do we love this article so much? It’s a great example of how project owners can use crowdfunding as a part of a bigger[…]

Newquay Community Orchard – harnessing people-power with Crowdfunder

Newquay Community Orchard is all about creating a public space in the heart of the Cornish town that empowers the local community. So harnessing the power of the people through Crowdfunder was the perfect way to get this ambitious project off the ground. The project is led by Urban Biodiversity CIC, a newly formed community interest[…]

Crowdfunder and AXA team up for #RoadSafe

In conjunction with the launch of the Local Road Safety Index, AXA Car Insurance is match funding a road safety crowdfunding campaign in partnership with Crowdfunder, enabling local communities to source funds to help pay for much needed road safety initiatives – helping to further reduce the number of casualties on UK roads. As part of[…]

Christmas crowdfunding – putting even more sparkle into Exeter’s festive lights

Exeter’s Christmas lights display has become a highlight of the city’s festive celebrations and this year its organisers want to make the display bigger and better than ever. Keen to get the local community and businesses involved in their campaign, they turned to Crowdfunder to make the 2014 Exeter Christmas Lights the best yet.   “Crowdfunding in general[…]

“People power” was key to The Bombed Out Church’s Crowdfunder campaign

When funding cuts threatened the future of an iconic Liverpool building, its supporters turned to Crowdfunder to ensure it would not be lost to the city.St Luke’s Church, known locally as the Bombed Out Church, is a much-loved Liverpool landmark. Having lain empty for decades after it was bombed in the Second World War, over[…]

Towford Outdoor Centre – a Crowdfunder campaign with community spirit

Community spirit is at the heart of the Towford Outdoor Centre refurbishment project, and the people behind it are tapping into this to run a Crowdfunder campaign that will benefit thousands of visitors. MY Adventure, the social enterprise running the project, is raising vital funds to renovate the rural centre – also known as a bothy[…]

Crowdfunding the Batten Bay BioBlitz 2014

When the Batten Bay BioBlitz organisers were looking for a new way to raise funds and support for their annual event, crowdfunding seemed like a great choice.A BioBlitz is a race to record as much wildlife as possible in a certain area over a 24-hour period. This year the Marine Biological Association held their 6th[…]