New milestone in political engagement from the crowd

We are proud to have just passed 100,000 members who are supporting political projects on Crowdfunder.co.uk. Our community is making a stand to activate the political change that they want to see – that’s the empowering nature of crowdfunding.In this era of dynamic political debate, the number of people becoming politically engaged will continue to grow. Here are[…]

The Fiver: Oh snap

 The next six weeks promises to be a rollercoaster ride of policy pushing, opinion flinging and big colourful rosettes.Grab a seat in the front row. Let’s roll. Fish Finger for MPLooking to net his plaice in the house of commons, one fish finger is raising a few squid for his campaign.£2,227 (445%) raised from 140 supporters Vote[…]

More United – how they raised £100,000 in 48 hours

 More United is a movement using people-power to influence our politics. They’ll use crowdfunding to support candidates and MPs who stand by pre-defined values, regardless of what party they are from, and help them get elected.To launch More United, the organisation have started a project on Crowdfunder. In just 48hours, their project had raised over[…]

How to use crowdfunding for political projects

Crowdfunder is the leading platform for political fundraising working with candidates across a huge variety of political parties in every area of the UK.
We’ve already raised over £500,000 for hundreds of political crowdfunding projects.

Hold the press: Crowdfunding Jeremy Corbyn his dream bike!

In a guest column for Stylist magazine, Jeremy Corbyn recommended a red aluminium-framed Raleigh Criterium to readers. He also wrote: “I’m a big believer in repairing rather than replacing, I suspect I will have my own long after my leadership.”Nevertheless The Telegraph reported this story as “Socialist Jeremy Corbyn reveals he covets at £475 bicycle,”[…]

Crowdfunding Politics: Crowdfunder features in the Financial Times

Having crowdfunded over £500,000 for the General Election 2015, the Financial Times this week featured Crowdfunder as “leading the election battle”  – written by top FT journalist Barney Thomas, there are some great insights into political crowdfunding.Julia Groves of the UK Crowdfunding Association commented on Crowdfunder’s work in the political sector: “People have passions for[…]

Crowdfunding for politics – UK’s top 8 political crowdfunds

Crowdfunder became the home of political crowdfunding for the General Election 2015 with hundreds of candidates and political campaigners raising the funds they need in the run-up to May 7th.  We’ve pulled together the top-eight projects across the UK. The Green Party – innovating with crowdfunding Alongside setting up a bespoke campaign on Crowdfunder enabling all their[…]

How to Crowdfund a political website…

Tony Grew, Sunday Times Political journalist talks to Crowdfunder about why he’s launched a fundraising campaign to start his own hyper-local Parliament journalism platform. Take the stage Tony…In a way, crowdfunding is an old concept. The idea of a community coming together to fund a new amenity, or spending their money in local shops to sustain the jobs[…]

Crowdfunding Politics – a word from the front line…

James Smith – from the freshly created, Something New Party talks of why he has launched a Crowdfunder campaign and how we’ve made it easy to crowdfund and fundraise for the General Election 2015. James SmithAfter rather a long delay, I’ve finally got my crowdfunding campaign launched for the election. This is a big part of the[…]

Scottish National Party launches Crowdfunder campaign to stand candidates in the General Election 2015

 The Scottish National Party has launched a campaign on Crowdfunder for prospective MP’s to fund their candidate seats for the upcoming 2015 General Election. 16 SNP candidates have already launched their projects, reaching out to the community to gather support and raise the funds they need to stand as MP’s – including former First Minister of[…]

Crowdfunding The Great British Democracy

The Green Party has pioneered a new path for British politics by using Crowdfunder to raise money, campaign and bring greater choice to voters in 2015. Over the last three months 60 Green Party parliamentary candidates have used Crowdfunder, gathering the support of over 2,000 backers and raising an average of £550 a day. This money is fuelling the[…]

Green Party Leader, Natalie Bennett embraces crowdfunding

Natalie Bennett, the leader of the Green Party has launched a project on Crowdfunder, raising funds to stand as MP in Holborn and St Pancras. Following the recent Crowdfunder campaign, launched by the Green Party, encouraging MP candidates across the country to fund the fees they need to stand in their areas, Natalie Bennett has[…]

How the Plymouth Greens are using Crowdfunder to make a mark in the general election

Last month Lauren Packham of the Plymouth Green Party made the groundbreaking decision to use Crowdfunder to back a local parliamentary candidate to stand in next year’s general election. Her campaign was so successful that they have already raised enough to stand a candidate in not just one but two Plymouth constituencies, with more pledges pouring in to cover publicity[…]