Local people embrace local power #CBwkd18

Community businesses across the whole of England will be opening their doors this weekend to celebrate the positive impact that they are having on society. It’s a unique opportunity to find out more about the community businesses in your area and what you can do to get involved! Phil Geraghty, Managing Director at Crowdfunder, said,[…]

Do you have the Power To Change?

Power To Change help community businesses to flourish and have recently made their first match fund pledge on Crowdfunder.co.uk to support Norwich Mustard; a community owned cooperative that will make mustard in Norwich after Colman’s leave.Power To Change are all about supporting community groups that are looking to set up community businesses because they believe[…]

We heard that beer tastes better when it’s community owned. What do you think?

Communities all over the UK are rallying together to save their much-loved pubs from demolished futures by taking ownership of the asset. In the current economic climate, with new figures highlighting that as many as 29 pubs are being closed down each week, it’s no surprise that communities are fighting back to save the institution[…]

On the seventh day of crowdfunding, let’s take a look at this – seven communities changing!

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 fourth day of crowdfunding, let’s take a look at this – four pubs reopening!

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,[…]

The Essential Checklist: Your Community Shares Crowdfunder Campaign

A community share offering can both unite and raise investment from the very people which an enterprise intends to benefit.You’ve done your research about community shares and what acquiring a locally-owned asset could mean for your community, but how do you go about beginning this process? We’ve put together an Essential Checklist that will help you[…]

Why Do We Need Community Shares?

A community share offering can both unite and raise investment from the very people which an enterprise intends to benefit.Crowdfunder.co.uk helps to facilitate community owned assets, with an active network of thousands of people investing in and supporting community enterprises. From shops and piers through to football clubs and farms – the list of sectors[…]

Want To Have Your Say In Today’s Story?

A community share offering can unite and raise investment from the very people which an enterprise intends to benefit.With news publications reaching a staggering 47.5 million adults across the UK, via newspapers and online, it’s clear that we want to get the scoop on today’s story – and that’s before even considering the reach of[…]

Ever Thought About Owning Your Local Pub?

For many community owned businesses, a community share offering is a great way to raise investment from the very people which the enterprise intends to benefit.In the current economic climate, with new figures showing as many as 29 pubs being closed down each week, it’s no surprise that communities are fighting back and rallying together[…]

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 community[…]