November: 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 newspapers or online, it’s great to see the good news spreading of their success.

Here are our top picks from November.



Iron Bridge gets £3.6m facelift as age catches up with 250-year-old arch

The Guardian • 13/11/17

November kicked off with the launch of #Project Iron Bridge – a unique opportunity for the public to support and save an English Heritage icon. The Iron Bridge is the first free-standing structure ever to be made of cast iron, but it is now under threat from cracking caused by stresses in the ironwork – which is where the Crowd comes in. After smashing through their first crowdfunding target in less than 48 hours, the project stands as a testament to what community spirit is all about. The project has continued to pick up a huge amount of media attention, raising awareness for a cause that clearly lies in the hearts of so many.

You can support the project and be part of a wonderful story here




How you can help create a Suffragette Garden to mark the centenary of women winning the right to vote

I Love Manchester • 18/11/17

The Pankhurst Trust are setting out to build a therapeutic garden on the site of Suffragette, Emmeline Pankhurst’s former home. As well as commemorating 100 years of votes for women, the garden is also intended to be a therapeutic space that women who have experienced domestic abuse can enjoy and regain their well-being and sense of place in.

There is still time to support the project here




Bristol 24/7 • 21/11/17

It’s great to see that past-Crowdfunder, Eva Lazarus, is involved with this Bristol-based collective, SisterWorks. The collective is made up of over 60 women, with the aim of encouraging more females of all ages and backgrounds into the creative industries – particularly music. 

You can view Eva’s project here.

You can also support SisterWorks here

Keep up the great work Eva! We hope to see you back on Crowdfunder soon. 



Students compete to bring Santander Cycles scheme to their universities • 21/11/17

Santander Cycles launched on Crowdfunder this month, with five competing universities crowdfunding towards a cycle scheme in their area. To actually secure the scheme, and the £100k up-front costs which will be met by Santander Cycles, the five projects must beat their crowdfunding target. The two who do so by the greatest percentage will be announced as the winners. 

Don’t forget to keep an eye on the leaderboard here



Boy going blind due to protruding eyes has chemotherapy after crowdfunding campaign

Metro • 21/11/17

The Jailian Kaipeng Appeal took the crowdfunding world by storm in October, with over £10k raised from the Crowd in less than ten hours. With the intention to raise funds for two-year-old Jailian Kaipeng, who was suffering from swollen eyes and was consequently slowly going blind, the appeal clearly sat in the public’s hearts. Whilst it’s a long road ahead for Jailian, it’s great to see that the treatment is already having a positive impact. 



Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall supports Resurgence crowdfunder

The Ecologist • 22/11/17

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall of River Cottage shared his passion for Resurgence, who are currently crowdfunding 
to secure a home for Resurgence & Ecologist magazine, so that they can create a centre for education, environment and the arts. 

You can support this springboard for innovative ideas with a global impact here


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