Local people embrace local power #CBwkd18

Community businesses across the whole of England will be opening their doors this weekend to celebrate the positive impact that they are having on society. It’s a unique opportunity to find out more about the community businesses in your area and what you can do to get involved! Phil Geraghty, Managing Director at Crowdfunder, said,[…]

5 types of content that you can use to promote your Crowdfunder project

You don’t need to be a marketing genius to crowdfund, but you do need to think about how you’re going to promote your Crowdfunder project and reach more people. Why? Because it will increase potential pledges! As Head of Content here at Crowdfunder, I spend my days writing all about crowdfunding but, if you’re new to the[…]

7 reasons why you should crowdfund for your business

Are you currently in the process of starting a new venture in your community or looking to grow an area of your business? Crowdfunding is an excellent way of raising the finance that you need to get going, but it also comes with a whole range of other benefits that should put it at the[…]

Let us introduce you to +Extra funding

Crowdfunder.co.uk currently has over £4m of +Extra funding from a range of partners, but what is this additional money all about and how can you access it? We caught up with Natalie, Fund Distribution Manager here at Crowdfunder, to find out the basics that you need to know about +Extra funding. You can also find out more[…]

Crowdfund Cornwall is on the lookout for beach cleans and community projects

Cornwall Council are working with Crowdfunder.co.uk to offer Crowdfund Cornwall; an initiative that supports not-for-profit organisations working with local communities down in Cornwall. This +Extra funding opportunity aims to inspire all, including individuals, community groups, charities and businesses, to enhance nature and grow local projects.On offer are two pots of additional funding, the first being the Grow[…]

The support of the crowd gets the #OXtoIndia

True innovation lies in the space between design and social impact, and the OX stands as an exemplary model for this. Designed to be a low-cost, all-terrain truck that can be driven on and off-road, the aim behind the OX is to help remote communities in the likes of Africa and India to transport food,[…]

How to warm up your Facebook crowd

When watching from afar, crowdfunding can seem completely effortless. You see the support rolling in, happy project owners sharing gratitude and sending virtual high fives and hugs. However, the reality of it is that crowdfunding is a lot of work and behind the scenes, there’s a person working tirelessly to co-ordinate, plan and schedule their[…]

What does a crowdfunding journey look like?

So you’ve made the decision that you want to crowdfund and raise money for your idea, business or organisation. Welcome to the beginning of your crowdfunding journey! But what does it look like from here on in? We caught up with Bertie, Crowdfunder Coach, to find out what you can expect to happen along the way. As[…]

Psst! Gin lovers… Tinker Gin are back!

With the first signs of Spring appearing, we can’t help but dream of those warmer evenings with a refreshing G&T in hand. And what better way to kick off those summer vibes than jazzing up your regular gin tipple with Tinker Gin’s brand new violet flavour? Since successfully crowdfunding for the launch of Tinker Gin back[…]

March: Crowdfunder Projects In The News

Our Crowd of project owners, both past and present, are some of the biggest change makers out there 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[…]

The Spring Series: Make Your Idea Happen

We know what it feels like… You’ve got this great idea and you know that it’s going to make life a little bit sweeter for those around you, or perhaps even for your whole community, but you’re just feeling completely stumped about where to start. Perhaps you’ve heard a little bit about ‘crowdfunding’ here and[…]

What’s Your Idea? £1k Winners: Exporting

Back in February, we kicked off What’s Your Idea? in partnership with GoDaddy; offering the most innovative and impactful ideas of 2018 the opportunity to win £1,000 towards a crowdfunding project. We’re pleased to announce that the winners are now live and crowdfunding to make their great ideas happen! Keep up to date with all[…]

Do you have the Power To Change?

Power To Change help community businesses to flourish and have recently made their first match fund pledge on Crowdfunder.co.uk to support Norwich Mustard; a community owned cooperative that will make mustard in Norwich after Colman’s leave.Power To Change are all about supporting community groups that are looking to set up community businesses because they believe[…]

Students win £1k towards their crowdfunding projects from Santander’s Student Impact Fund

Back in February, we launched the Student Impact Fund in partnership with Santander. To kick things off, we offered students with the most innovative and impactful ideas of 2018 the opportunity to win £1,000 towards a crowdfunding project. We’re pleased to announce that the nine winners are now live and crowdfunding to make their great[…]