How UBREW raised £125k from a mix of rewards & equity crowdfunding

Crowdfunder and Crowdcube have brought together two types of crowdfunding to help entrepreneurs turn brilliant ideas into reality. By taking startup businesses through a two-stage fundraising campaign, these sister crowdfunding platforms have enabled individuals to establish a steady client base through rewards-crowdfunding before using equity crowdfunding to take the business to the next level.  […]

Nesta New Radicals collaborate to bring business success

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[…]

Will your project get crowdfunded?

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[…]

Crowdfunder launches Crowdfund Plymouth as part of Crowdfunder Local – with £60k match funding on offer

Plymouth community projects and social enterprises will be able to tap into funds as part of a pioneering crowdfunding scheme launched on March 4, 2015. Plymouth City Council has set aside £60,000 for projects on Crowdfund Plymouth – as part of Crowdfunder Local, a nationwide initiative, launched by Crowdfunder. Projects launching as part of Crowdfund[…]

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[…]

Top 9 UK Crowdfunding Videos 2014

2014 was a brilliant year for crowdfunders across the UK and our Crowdfunder Academy team have revisited some of their favourite videos to provide inspiration and ideas for new projects launching their Crowdfunder campaigns this year:   Head Crowdfunder Academy Coach, Si, is a fan of the hugely popular Foo Fighters campaign, surfer, Andrew Cotton’s Behind the Lines film and Aspinalls project vid[…]

A life-changing Christmas Dinner – with some help from Crowdfunder

Christmas should be a joyful occasion, full of friends, family and laughter. But for young adults who have recently left care it can be a day to dread. Many spend Christmas on their own, in lonely bedsits or hostels. Last year, a pop-up Manchester organisation decided to give care-leavers a Christmas dinner to remember. And[…]

Made in Hackney – how crowdfunding created the legacy

Many community-changing projects are launched with the backing of the Big Lottery, or one of the other fantastic funding bodies that enable such innovation across the UK, such as Creative England, or Nesta, but what happens when the grant ends? How do these projects find a sustainable financial future to continue their work in the communities across the country? How do these projects continue to raise their profile and engage with the people around them? How do they create their legacy?

Crowdfunder Live – Tonight at the Eden Project!

Our first live crowdfunding event is tonight! We’ll be broadcast live from the beautiful Med Biome in the heart of the Eden Project from 7 – 8pm this evening, Friday 12th September – join us online and support your favourite foodie start-up for a unique reward! Three great crowdfunding projects, all foodie start-ups, will battle it out[…]

Bee Happy – One Year On

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[…]

Snact: A fruity success story

 The subject of food waste has once again hit the headlines thanks to the publication of an EU report which suggests that date labelling of products is adding to the problem.  The discussion paper picked up on a 2013 report which concluded that between 30% and 50% of the food which ends up on supermarket[…]