Congratulations to all the projects who took part in the Santander Social Enterprise Challenge!
With huge thanks to Santander, Crowdfunder was able to team up with the School for Social Entrepreneurs, Iridescent Ideas and the Quartet Community Foundation to unearth and encourage some brilliant social enterprises from all over the South West. Crowdfunder ran three workshops across the South West in conjunction with the School of Social Entrepreneurs, giving potential projects hints and tips for running a successful campaign.
A total of 12 projects entered the challenge and battled their way up and down the leaderboard over 28 days as they tried to gather as much support as possible, evidenced by the number of pledges they each received.
Santander’s challenge helped to raise over £45,000 from 500 pledges for projects that ranged from a community radio show to independent arts centres and even an abseiling tower! It doesn’t end there though – when combined, these great initiatives have reached out to and engaged with over 40,000 people.
Below are the top 6 projects who will each receive a share of the £10,000 prize money from Santander.