ElementalWe’ve been battling the elements this week at Crowdfunder HQ in Newquay, with wintery wind and wild water swirling around outside. Nature can be harsh, but also gentle, warm and nurturing – something these five projects are making the most of.If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain. Bird SunglassesThere’s more[…]
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[…]
Xero love supporting small projects with big ambitions and know that even the smallest ideas can make a big difference.Xero is beautiful online accounting software that helps over 100,000 UK subscribers stay on top of their finances. Each month Xero chooses a project to be its ‘Beautiful Project of the Month’, a project that stands[…]
Crowdfunding for horticultural projects is the topic of conversation in today’s Guardian, so we want to celebrate our favourite garden projects both past and present!
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[…]
Better Bristol CampaignThe Secret of Change is part of our Better Bristol campaign, which aims to work with the cities people and projects to create a low carbon environment and a high quality of life. Together with The Bristol Green Capital Partnership we want to raise over £1 million for projects that will make Bristol[…]
A third of food in the UK never gets eaten, yet 13 million people in this country are struggling to afford to eat.
We’re on a mission to change the way we think about waste. UK homes are binning a days worth of food a week! 16% of food we take home we throw away.
Having been named as a New Radical by Nesta – the UK’s drivers of innovation and new thinking, helping to bring great ideas to market – Crowdfunder is extraordinarily proud to watch as another is benefiting from our bustling business and crowdfunding community. Mazí Mas is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting and employing migrant and[…]
The Wave: Bristol raised over £200,000 with Crowdfunder in a phenomenally successful crowdfunding campaign. If we can put the campaign’s triumphs down to one thing it would be the project’s extensive network – a brilliantly coordinated team of surfers, sustainability experts, charities and marketing professionals.
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[…]
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[…]
In summer 2013 Clare and Andy Monson launched a campaign to help finance Enchanted Acres – a permaculture project which aims to pass on sustainable living skills, free of charge. To their delight they ended up beating their target of £3,400 and one year on they are hard at work making their dream a reality.[…]
How time flies – it was a year ago that the team from The London Bee Company raised £3,225 from 55 backers to help them establish more colonies of urban bees. Read on to find out what’s been happening, and about their beautiful honey products! We ran the Bee Happy Crowdfunder campaign a year[…]
Singer-songwriter and environmentalist, Natalie Fee, talks about Laysan Albatross, marine plastic pollution and crowdfunding in this guest post for the Crowdfunder Blog.