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The Fiver: That’s the ticket

 That’s the ticketHere’s the five hottest tickets on Crowdfunder right now.Don’t wait up. Samphire FestivalBring the whole family along to this award-winning independent music and arts festival by the sea.£5,865 (49%) raised from 44 supporters Space&RockBag a VIP ticket to the launch event for Space&Rock, where funky brides and grooms can find weird and wonderful venues.£4,400 (44%)[…]

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The Fiver: Elemental

 ElementalWe’ve been battling the elements this week at Crowdfunder HQ in Newquay, with wintery wind and wild water swirling around outside. Nature can be harsh, but also gentle, warm and nurturing – something these five projects are making the most of.If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain. Bird SunglassesThere’s more[…]

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From Frome to Birmingham – £495,000 of grants for local projects

Keen crowdfunders know how brilliant crowdfunding is for turning individual projects into reality – but increasingly whole communities are now launching campaigns with funds to make ideas happen in their area.Two shining examples are Birmingham and Frome who today are launching two campaigns with funds and coaching designed to support local projects.Birmingham City Council have[…]

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The Fiver: Groundbreakers

 Celebrating brave ideas…Here’s five ‘outside-the-box’ thinkers, making the world a better place one pledge at a time…Turtle TracksTurtle Tracks are on a mission to help protect threatened sea turtles by GPS tracking egg poachers in Central America. £1,415 (40%) raised from 62 supportersFishy FilamentsThis Cornish engineer is taking sustainability in the fishing industry to a whole[…]

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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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How crowdfunding works for fashion and design projects

Today we are giving away £1,000 to two top-notch fashion and design business ideas. Want to win? Check out the competition page to enter.Winners will need to be raising money on Crowdfunder in February to receive the £1,000 pledge. And hey, even if you don’t win you can still crowdfund to make your great idea happen.We’re turning[…]

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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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The Fiver: Doing it differently

Shout out to the mavericksWe’re all a little bonkers, I think. This week we’re celebrating quirkiness and relishing originality. Let’s go forth and embrace our weirdness!Here’s five projects rocking the boat on Crowdfunder right now:#InvestInHappyThe stuff that makes us truly happy is often undervalued and ignored. This small (but mighty) charity are on a mission[…]

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The Fiver: One and all

Hello 2017!Here at Crowdfunder HQ in Newquay, we’ve a spring in our step and the wind in our sails. The new year is positively brimming with opportunity.Let’s start 2017 off with five fantastic projects that connect us all, live and funding on Crowdfunder right now. Real Junk Food ManchesterFeeding bellies, not bins. Manchester’s first pay-as-you-feel cafe,[…]

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The Fiver: The next generation

  Inspiring tomorrow’s innovatorsA wise man once said, “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” That was 76 years ago, but feels particularly relevant today.Here’s five fantastic projects for the next generation of movers and shakers. DePaul Street Art ProjectStreet art collective Psychodoodlz are giving homeless[…]

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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[…]