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The Fiver: In the spotlight

Raise the curtain, roll the cameras!Here’s five fantastic film, theatre and music projects that’ll have the critics roaring… Black IslandIf you like swashbuckling and Caribbean rum, then you’ll enjoy this short film about a marooned 18th-century pirate. ARRR!£1,120 (44%) raised from 19 supporters OFFSIDEFollowing four women from across the centuries who live, breathe and play football –[…]

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Case study: Brixton Cycles

Brixton Cycles successfully raised a staggering £62,225 from 1,485 backers in just 35 days! We caught up with them to find out why their project was so victorious.Back storyBrixton Cycles is London’s oldest worker-owner bike co-op and has been voted the capital’s #1 small bike retailer by the London Cycling Awards.  For more than 32[…]

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Sports crowdfunding: Nicola Noble’s 7 top tips

When student Nicola Noble missed out on a Sports Scholarship, she could have given up her dream of completing in the Sprint Duathlon at the European Championships. But she didn’t – she discovered Crowdfunder instead. After attending a Crowdfunder workshop at Plymouth University, the second year Occupational Therapy student decided to set up her own project. She[…]

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Devon FA aims to score big as #DevonFootball crowdfunding campaign kicks off at County-wide Festival of Football with Crowdfunder UK

Football clubs across Devon are launching crowdfunding projects to raise the funds they need for more sustainable, community led futures.Following the announcement of a partnership between Devon FA and the UK’s leading crowdfunding platform, Crowdfunder, the first FA clubs across the county are launching funding projects for their football kit, equipment, competitions and larger capital[…]

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Crowdfunding Football Clubs: Ten Top Tips

After Grimsby Town FC missed out on promotion to the Football League in May, their fans and the Mariners Trust decided to set up a Crowdfunder campaign to help their manager buy new players. 50 days, 2000+ pledges and £110,000 later, we can safely say that Grimsby Town FC has scored big. They gave us[…]

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Crowdfunding football: How Grimsby Town FC raised £110,000 on Crowdfunder

After Grimsby Town FC missed out on promotion to the Football League in May, their fans and the Mariners Trust decided to set up a Crowdfunder campaign to help their manager buy new players.50 days, 2000+ pledges and £110,000 later, we can safely say that Grimsby Town FC has scored big as one of the[…]

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Crowdfunding for sport – Cornish cricket fields a googly!

Cricket-lovers in Cornwall and organisers of the sport determined to increase participation and community support have launched an innovative county-wide fundraising initiative to boost the game and halt falling numbers of people enjoying it. Cornwall Cricket CEO Sean Hooper and fundraising organisation Crowdfunder have teamed up to help create a sustainable future for cricket in Cornwall[…]

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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[…]

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Plymouth sportswoman crowdfunds her way to the European Championships

Sportswoman Nicola Noble will represent Great Britain in the Sprint Duathlon at the European Championships 2015 after raising more than £1,000 with the help of Crowdfunder and Plymouth University.   Second year Occupational Therapist student, Nicola qualified to compete in the championships in Alcobendas, Spain but faced the additional funding challenge of getting herself and[…]

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Crowdfunding for First Class Futures

Durham County Cricket Club is a first class, professional club with an international reputation for developing young talent – but no central facility for the county’s young cricketers. But following a successful Crowdfunder campaign last year all that is set to change, with the creation of a new nursery ground.   Local youngsters have helped Durham[…]

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FRE-Flyers raise £20k for grassroots Hockey Club in East London

Guest post from the International Hockey Association on the crowdfunding success of the UK’s most-recently formed Hockey Club – the FRE-Flyers!    The FRE-Flyers have their sights set on league hockey after successfully raising £20,000 through a crowdfunding appeal.   Friendship, Respect and Excellence are the three core values that run through the FRE Flyers Hockey Club,[…]