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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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The Fiver: Deliciously nutritious

 Warm your heart, feed your bellyI love food – it’s no secret. While the promise of a hearty mouthful is enough to get my tummy rumbling, finding food that does the world some good is even better.Here’s five fabulous foodie treats for you this Friday afternoon. Bon appetit!SupertreatsMade with healthy natural ingredients, these little bars[…]

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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[…]

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The Fiver: Our Black Friday Antidote

A break from the bargains The biggest shopping day of the year is upon us. Before you lose your head, our adventure-loving, eco-warrior crowdfunders are here with the perfect tonic.After all, there’s more to life than getting 50% off an electric shaver set.Tencel for People TreeThe original creators of ethical and sustainable fashion were never ones[…]

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The Fiver: Food, Glorius Foodies

Happy Friday!It’s almost the weekend and the perfect time for a treat! However, before we stuff ourselves full of sugar, spice and everything nice – let’s have a look at some of our favourite food projects!   1. Blackwoods Cheese Company As the business is… maturing, the guys from Blackwoods need a larger dairy. In return for pledges, they[…]

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#VOOM Pick of the week

This week’s business to win an additional £1,000 pledge on their project is… Explorium!Explorium is a creative learning agency bringing real world opportunities to ordinary children so they can achieve extraordinary things together. We caught up with the Somerset-based innovators during their VOOM crowdfund – read their story. What is #VOOM Pick of the week?In case you missed it…[…]

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The Xero Beautiful Project of the Month: Rejuce

Xero love supporting small projects with big ambitions and know that even the smallest ideas can make a big difference.Xero is beautiful online accounting software that helps over 100,000 UK subscribers stay on top of their finances. Each month Xero chooses a project to be its ‘Beautiful Project of the Month’, a project that stands[…]