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Got a good idea to help kids in Birmingham?

 Council matches funding for local community crowdfunded projects to tackle the battle of the bulge with an innovative city-wide campaign As the health and wellbeing of young people and children in the local area continues to be of paramount importance, Birmingham City Council (BCC) is supporting residents who want to “take action now” – with[…]

Street Food businesses like yours are getting funded

At Crowdfunder we’re all about supporting great ideas – great ideas that capture people’s imagination. Today we’re looking at our amazing Street Food businesses all over the UK.

Small Business Funding – how crowdfunding fits

Phil Geraghty, managing director of Crowdfunder.co.uk, the UK’s biggest reward-based crowdfunding platform, said, “The UK has one of the most vibrant entrepreneurial scenes in the world and we’re thrilled to see crowdfunding playing a significant part in getting fantastic ideas and businesses to market.The plight of small businesses and the lack of funding available to[…]

Crowdfunding Film: £100k boost for English Film Industry

Creative England has selected 19 new producer/director teams as part of a nationwide search to find the country’s best new filmmakers. 

iShorts is a short film initiative delivered as part of the BFI NET.WORK. Following hundreds of applications from aspiring filmmakers, the winning teams will each receive £5k of funding Creative England. 

In addition, each[…]

Crowdfunding and StartUp Loans

Thanks to our exciting new partnership with Virgin StartUp, we’ve got an initial £750,000 of loan funding available for up to 100 businesses that successfully run a project on Crowdfunder (yes – it could be for you!), giving businesses and individuals the opportunity to become eligible for a Virgin StartUp loan through the process of crowdfunding. Our partnership with[…]

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.  […]

How to raise £219,000 in 28 days on Crowdfunder: The Wave: Bristol

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.

Venturefest East Midlands set for live crowdfunding with Crowdfunder

Thanks to a partnership between Venturefest East Midlands and Crowdfunder – Venturefest East Midlands has launched an exclusive crowdfunding competition for East Midlands based small and medium-sized businesses, with a prize of up to £5,000 in match funding for new and inventive business ideas. Businesses who have signed up to attend Venturefest will be invited to add[…]

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[…]

Road Safety for under 7’s

Having seen her own little boy knocked off his bike, Sarah Watts is passionate about teaching children about road safety. She’s used her experience as a drama teacher to come up with fun and educational sessions to help children learn how to stay safe on the roads. And with the help of Crowdfunder and AXA[…]

AXA teams up with local communities to crowdfund road safety

AXA launches crowdfunding initiative in partnership with Crowdfunder.co.uk as part of its ongoing work to tackle road safety issues   AXA has launched a crowdfunding initiative to enable local communities to raise money for projects that aim to improve road safety in their area. As the next phase of the insurer’s RoadSafe Schools campaign, which[…]

£33,000 Crowdfunder completes £300,000 funding package for Glasgow’s “Websters” Church

Up and coming Glaswegian journalist, Jack Aitchison from STV Glasgow wrote this brilliant article and the kind folk over at STV have allowed us to share it here for our Crowdfunder community. Why do we love this article so much? It’s a great example of how project owners can use crowdfunding as a part of a[…]

Charity fundraising just got easier…

Kids Company brightened up the Christmas of over 15,000 vulnerable people in London, Bristol and Liverpool this year, following an outstanding charity crowdfunding campaign with Crowdfunder. The charity raised over £100,000 in less than two months, making it possible to send out thousands of food parcels and host a party for 4,000 vulnerable children on Christmas Day.[…]