On the third day of crowdfunding, let’s take a look at this – three innovating foodies!

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[…]

On the second day of crowdfunding, let’s take a look at this – two beavers swimming!

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[…]

On the first day of crowdfunding, let’s take a look at this – one Iron Bridge still standing!

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[…]

Project Focus: Komedia Bath

Nestled in the heart of Bath is Komedia – the home of music, comedy, film, cabaret and so much more. What’s incredible is that since opening its doors nine years ago, the venue has enabled upwards of three-quarters of a million individuals to experience world class live entertainment!As a leading venue of creativity and innovation,[…]

Support a project combating loneliness and isolation in your community this Christmas

Whilst many of us are looking forward to Christmas, this time of year can magnify feelings of loneliness and Christmas can suddenly deliver feelings of isolation and despair for many people in our communities. Crowdfunder.co.uk projects on these themes peak at this time of year.A recent Samaritans study reveals that one in six people feel[…]

November: Crowdfunder Projects In The News

It’s been a busy month for all of our brilliant project owners, both past and present, and we love nothing more at Crowdfunder HQ than spotting them in the press.Whether it be on the radio, in newspapers or online, it’s great to see the good news spreading of their success.Here are our top picks from[…]

In Conversation With Rob Love: Social Investment

Crowdfunder is the UK’s #1 crowdfunding platform, but it also has aspirations to be the most effective social investment platform in the world. Is this a case of big talk from a small company, or are they really on to something?If you happen to wander into the daily morning meeting at Crowdfunder HQ, more commonly[…]

Project Focus: VeloVision

VeloVision magazine has been running for nearly 20 years, and covers recumbent bikes, velomobiles, trikes, hand cranks, cargo bikes and adapted transport as well as other “uncommon” modes of human powered transport.Established in 2000 by Peter Eland from his base in York, he created the magazine with the intention to encompass a more diverse range of cycling[…]

Project Focus: Otter Farm

Otter Farm ploughed through their £60k target with 700 supporters on Crowdfunder, and then went on to take centre stage on Channel 4’s Grand Designs. Former River Cottage gardener, Mark Diacono, crowdfunded over £60k in what became a hugely successful, high profile fundraise. Looking for the funds needed to build a creative hub at Otter[…]

Project Focus: Stoneham Bakehouse

This community bakery looked to the crowd to raise the dough that they needed to kit out their new premises.£23,445 • 273 Supporters • 14 DaysWith deep roots laid in their local area, Stoneham Bakehouse CIC acquired new premises after two years of using generously donated oven space across the community. After realising the benefits of baking when[…]

Project Focus: The Christmas Dinner

Returning for their fourth crowdfunding campaign, The Christmas Dinner is an initiative set up by author and broadcaster Lemn Sissay, to provide a memorable Christmas experience to care leavers throughout the UK.The Christmas Dinner is strictly not a charity, nor a Social Enterprise. It has no logo, and has no aspirations to become any kind[…]

Project Focus: The Bridge, Birmingham

The Bridge are helping struggling men and women to beat drug and alcohol addiction, and then thrive in their local community.We caught up with Ben Kyte, project owner of  The Bridge, Birmingham, to talk about their crowdfunding success. Why did you decide to Crowdfund?We had been running a supporter appeal and were looking for ways to[…]

Our crowd is building a sustainable future

By coming together to find and activate solutions, we can begin to work towards a more sustainable future both in the UK and worldwide. What exactly do we mean when we talk about a ‘more sustainable future’? Whilst the definition of sustainability isn’t set-in-stone, the term is universally used in regards to approaches that do,[…]

Our community is tackling and improving sustainability throughout the UK

With the latest statistics depicting a tale of horror, it is now believed that around 18 million tonnes of food, from both households and businesses, is finding its way into landfill each year throughout the UK.To put it simply, we are either buying too much food, or not using it in time, and the incredibly[…]