Light up your town this Christmas with Crowdfunder

Over the last few years, towns across the UK have experienced dwindling Christmas budgets due to cuts in government funding. However, we’ve worked with hundreds of communities to help raise the funds that they need to keep the lights on at Christmas time.

By connecting individuals, communities, charities and businesses, we really can make it a jolly time of year for all. You can start crowdfunding for your Christmas Lights today to spread a little Christmas cheer and bring the true spirit of the season to your community. 

Here are some of the most successful projects that we’ve seen so far, making their festive season merry and bright.

Fund Wanstead’s Christmas Tree £4,610 • 93 supporters • 35 days

No budget cuts from their local council could keep Wanstead from having a magical Christmas. This community joined together to fund their Christmas tree, with any extra funds going towards projects in the local area.

Exeter Christmas Lights £8,061 • 44 supporters • 28 days

Exeter’s Christmas lights display has become a key part of what the city has to offer during the festive period. They crowdfunded to ensure that their lights would shine bright and be the best that the city had ever seen.

Neath Community Christmas £18,510 • 210 supporters • 14 days

The community of Neath wanted to keep the Christmas spirit shining in their community as it has in the past. They took action to raise the funds needed for both their lights and a big switch-on event.

Light Up Bude £2,000 • 97 supporters • 35 days

This group of local residents wanted to get Bude looking festive and bright for December, so rallied together with their community to crowdfund for their lights over the Christmas period.

Help light up Bishy Road this winter! £4,580 • 229 supporters • 28 days

This project crowdfunded to make sure that Bishy Road, the heart of their community, would shine a little brighter at Christmas time. With the funds made from the crowd, they were able enhance their lights display and have additional lights across the road

Feeling inspired to start your own Christmas Lights project?
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