February: Crowdfunder Projects In The News

It’s been a busy month for all of our brilliant project owners, both past and present, and we love nothing more at Crowdfunder HQ than spotting them in the press.

Whether it be on the radio, in the newspaper or online, it’s great to see the good news spreading of their success.

Here are our top picks from February.




Female Entrepreneurs behind Halto appear on Dragon’s Den

4th February 2018 • BBC Dragon’s Den

The duo behind the game-changing product Halto, which fits any halter neck swimwear and stops the pain and discomfort felt on the back of the neck, hit the big screen to seek further investment from the Dragons. Whilst their product received no offers, Jenny Campbell complimented the pair by calling them a “credit to female entrepreneurs”.



A Welsh Zoo is crowdfunding to build a new home for its snow leopards

20th February 2018 • ITV News

The Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay has launched its first ever crowdfunding campaign to help raise funds for its project, The Silk Road. The aim is to build state of the art accommodation at the zoo for snow leopards, helping to also forge a link between Wales and China.



Campaign to bring books alive for children with special educational needs

21st February 2018 • The Northern Echo

Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, are crowdfunding to put children with additional needs at the heart of their story. They have already received a matchfund pledge of £3,500 from the Community Foundation Tyne Wear and Northumberland to support them in offering a range of fully accessible events and experiences.




Street Factory CIC on BBC Spotlight

21st February 2018 • BBC Spotlight

It was fantastic to see Street Factory CIC featured on BBC Spotlight! Their Crowdfunder project successfully closed at the beginning of February, during which they received a matchfund pledge of £20k from Plymouth City Council to help them open their community venue where everyone can feel safe and free to express, respect, and learn together – all through hip hop!



Santander launches new fund to support student projects across the UK

23rd February 2018 • Student Times

The Student Impact Fund supports students from Santander partner universities across the UK to address the challenges, issues and priorities that they’ve identified. Looking to support student-led projects that will have a positive impact on the community, eligible projects can expect to receive a match fund of 50% (up to a maximum of £2,000) alongside funds raised by the Crowd, to help you reach your target.




Helping to clean Bristol’s floating harbour with a ‘seabin’

1st March 2018 • B24/7

The Bristol SeaBin Project said, Our harbourside is plagued with rubbish, plastic and pollutants. It’s an area of the city that we all love and enjoy spending time. The Bristol SeaBin Project wants to add to the clean up efforts by raising enough money for our first SeaBin! The SeaBin can catch 90,000 plastic bags/pieces of debris a year, an estimated 1.5 Kgs of floating debris per day (depending on weather and debris volumes) and microplastics up to 2 mm small!”

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