“This free community venue [has been] created by the very people it seeks to serve”

An Teach Saor translates to Free House from Irish Gaelic, also otherwise known as The Happy Pig. Mark Boyle, formally known as The Moneyless Man, along with co-founder Jess Pasteiner had a vision to create a community space that fundamentally challenges the notion that services and products have to be beholden to – and limited by – money.

“If I hadn’t raised the funds through Crowdfunder I really don’t know where I would be”

Joel Knight is an 18 year old swimmer who is already making a big name for himself after winning five national age group gold medals, came fifth at the London Olympic Games trials and is within the top eight across Europe in under 18 level in 2012 and 2013. Joel’s most recent success has been[…]

“To be honest, I cannot imagine it getting off the ground without crowdfunding”

At Crowdfunder HQ we see many projects go live and reach their target within their set campaign time and then we see projects that reach an outstanding goal in very little time at all. Tallie Maughan, creative thinker and brains behind the Turning Earth Ceramics Studio is one of these people.

“We did it to get the ball rolling”

The guys at Leeds Bread successfully raised £8,690 from 114 backers to buy a bread over that would be at the heart of their co-operative bakery. Their project was a huge success and showed the people over Leeds, any beyond, how important local, sustainable bread is.

“I am just honored to be able to do something like this, for someone I love, with people I love”

AH2O was a project that touched hundreds of hearts, inspired millions to go and follow their dreams and raised £8,087 for an amazing cause. AH2O is an organisation that was set up by the late Anton Hawkins who saw what a difference clean water meant to the people in Chinandega in Northern Nicaragua after spending time there.

“We are truly blessed by the wonderful support we have had”

In as little as three years, the Xander brothers, Keith and Stuart from Liverpool, have gone from jamming in their flat, to busking on the streets of Liverpool, to supporting Bon Jovi at Old Trafford. Xander and the Peace Pirates are a rock band who aim to take America by storm after raising £3,299 whilst[…]

“There were definitely lots of names on there we didn’t recognise”

The Manchester Veg (MVP) people captured an audience of 323 people who loved what they were already about, loved they were creating a fairer food system and supported the project to allow the MVP to raise £16,575.

Lemn Sissay MBE provided Christmas cheer to 40 young care leavers

Christmas – a time for turkey, stockings, mulled wine, plenty of wrapped gifts and parties galore but how many of us stop to give to someone else in the winter months? What better way to be motivated to give a little back for years to come than by poet and broadcaster Lemn Sissay MBE who raised over £9,000 to hold possibly The best Christmas Dinner for 40 young care leavers?

“I feel there is more community in a square mile in Bristol than all the places I have lived put together”

Roll for the Soul is a community bike café and was opened during the summer months of 2013. Community café means that not only do they sell a selection of drinks, yummy treats and breakfast and lunchtime meals, but also provide a bike workshop space.

“It was a fantastic idea and model for the future in raising needed funds”

The British Nordic Ski Team are one of many sports teams that have used Crowdfunder to expand their supporters and raise funds for their sports teams to grow and represent our country in future competitions. In the case of the Nordic skiers the team raised over £7,000 to get them to next year’s winter Olympics in Sochi.