September: 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.  

Redcatch Community Garden Opens In Knowle B24/7 • 27/09/17

Redcatch Community Garden successfully funded their Crowdfunder project back in June to create a space where the whole community could come together to grow healthy food, whilst also providing produce for their shop and cafe. It was a really great project that also received £3,950 of match-funding from one of our partner funds. We’re so pleased to hear that the garden is now up and running, providing a well-being destination for all the communities of Knowle.

Women Find Recipe For Success In Coffee And Cake The Times • 21/09/17

In March 2016, Luminary Bakery successfully funded their Crowdfunder project to build a social enterprise bakery that offers the opportunities for women from vulnerable backgrounds to build a future for themselves and their families. It’s brilliant news to hear that Luminary Bakery now has 30 graduates – 26 of these graduates are in employment or further education, including 3 who have already gone on to start their own businesses.

Jim Clark Museum In Duns Crosses Funding Finish Line BBC News • 20/09/17

In April 2017, the Jim Clark Museum successfully raised £300,000 during their project, with funds going towards the new museum for the two-time Formula One champion. They have now gone on to hit the overall target for the funding package, with funds also coming from the Heritage Lottery Fund. We can’t wait to see the museum open it’s doors in 2018!

Dundee Yoga Studio Smashes Fundraising Target The Courier • 16/09/17

Due to an impressive target reach on their campaign in September, that had a final outcome of £40,485, Future Of Heart Space were making headlines before their project even closed. Looking to raise £36,000 in order to purchase a unique and beautiful building that will become a world-class Yoga studio in Dundee, we’re excited wait to see what this charity does next.

Here’s What To Do With Your Leftover Food Instead Of Binning It Marie Claire • 11/09/17

As individuals and communities become more and more aware of the waste that we produce, it was great to see two projects who tackle this societal issue featured in an article about entrepreneurs who are re-defining food waste. Toast ran their Crowdfunder project back in March to add a new craft lager and pale ale to their collection of delicious beers, all whilst maintaining their mission to change the UK bread wastage. They’ve recently gone on to win the Best Innovation Award at the Beer and Cider Marketing Awards 2017. The article also features Snact who have successfully funded two campaigns on so far. Their most recent campaign promotes ‘more taste and less waste’ by turning bananas that are going to waste into awesome banana bars. It’s been brilliant to see them go from success to success!  

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