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The Fiver: Groundbreakers

 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[…]

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Invest in a project of passion – The Times

We’ve been featured in The Times talking of the importance, and growth, of Civic Crowdfunding – “Invest in a project of passion.”Jess Ratty was quoted on the front page of Times “Money Splash” “We work with councils and businesses with charity budgets to find out how best to spend their money. It is revolutionising the[…]

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Merry Moseley Lights Up!

When budget cuts threatened Moseley’s Christmas lights, the community looked to crowdfunding to help. Budget cuts meant that Birmingham City Council can no longer fund Christmas lights in Moseley. Extra resources are available for certain areas that have large land and property owners who can become a large sponsor, of places that fall within the Business[…]

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Charity Fundraising: CoppaFeel! Launches Boobette Crowdfunder Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer charity CoppaFeel! has today announced their first Crowdfunder campaign to raise money for their Boobettes – the power rangers of the boob world!Boobettes are volunteers who reach out to community groups, schools and businesses across the UK to help raise awareness of breast cancer. With nearly 12,000 people dying from breast cancer every[…]

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Crowdfunder and JCDecaux launch a search for Britain’s 100 hottest tech start-ups

The UK’s No1 crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder and JCDecaux, the UK’s leading Outdoor Advertising company, have partnered to help rapidly scale up 100 start-ups across Britain.Nurture, JCDecaux’s new division, is working with Crowdfunder to find start-up businesses who want to grow, to help them market their brand or product with an exclusive support package – and[…]

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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.  […]

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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.

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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[…]

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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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#StopPress: How crowdfunding saved our business

  Self-starter magazine faced closure but was saved by £10,000 in 24-hour fundraising drive Jobs of three employees aged 30 and under saved, as well as work of regular freelancers Industry will keep vital original voice as a result Company hopes to highlight plight of small businesses with regard to bank lending, business support  […]

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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[…]

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How to crowdfund a robot…

Mathew Walker from OhbotRobot talks to Crowdfunder about why he and Dan Warner decided to crowdfund a robot. The duo are on a mission to bring robotics and programming to schools across the UK and are crowdfunding to make their idea a reality.    Dan (Matthew’s business partner) and I first met in March 2014 as[…]

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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.[…]

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England’s top female gaming talent recognised by Creative England and Crowdfunder

Five leading female game developers in England named as recipients of Creative England match funding via an innovative campaign with Crowdfunder called Queen of Code.   Fareed, Lux & the Shadowmaker, Pocket Drakes, Star Catcher and Thinking are all innovative new game dev projects that featured in the Queen of Code Crowdfunder campaign.   Ranging[…]