It might be Blue Monday, but #mentalhealthawareness isn’t going anywhere

Blue Monday becomes a hot topic of conversation every January, with statistics suggesting that it’s expected to be the most depressing day of the year, and sure, it’s easy to see how the bleakness of this grey Monday might be contributing to the mid-winter slump. However, there’s a bigger message at play and Anita Sethi highlights[…]

Pioneering new fund sees Cornwall Councillor back public access defibrillator in Launceston

Public access defibrillators are becoming increasingly common, but it is crucial that we aim towards making them readily available in every community throughout the UK in order to save more lives. By providing a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall, a defibrillator can save the life of someone who is[…]

Bridport Mind Fest makes mental health awareness the headline act

Project Focus: Bridport Mind FestWith approximately 1 in 4 people experiencing mental health problems each year in the UK*, the importance of starting conversations and raising awareness surrounding the spectrum of mental health is as important as ever. Bridport Mind Fest intended to do just this, crowdfunding to launch their first festival to celebrate the[…]

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[…]

The crowd are stretching funds to support health and well-being projects

At the heart of every Crowdfunder project is a unique idea with the extraordinary potential to change lives and with the awareness around health and well-being significantly increasing, it’s no surprise that our crowd is coming together to help one another. At Crowdfunder, we are proud to support projects that promote health and well-being to[…]

Bon Scott Statue Kirriemuir: Local community raise £50,000 (!) for statue of AC/DC legend

In September 2015, community group DD8 Music decided to crowdfund a statue of AC/DC legend Bon Scott for their home town of Kirriemuir, Angus. People were quick to get behind the idea. Kirriemuir already has a few things honouring Bon in the town, including Bon Scott Place, and an annual music festival, Bonfest, but looked to add the statue to their repertoire.

Media momentum: Action for Cabbies

The battle between cabbies and Uber has been brewing for a while now. Uber launched in 2009 and now has a transport network covering 311 cities in 58 countries. Whilst some transport users are big fans, many abhor it.One such person is Artemis Mercer, who launched Action for Cabbies in a bid to shut Uber[…]

When the high street banks won’t play ball… Get Ratty!

The Globe FoweyWhen he was rejected for by the banks in his quest to renovate The Globe, landlord Tony Goodman decided not to get mad… Instead he got Ratty! After seeing Jess (Marketing Manager, Crowdfunder) speak at an event in December Tony was inspired, and in just 5 days he crowdfunded his original £10,000 target.Check[…]