Crowdfund Cornwall make their first pledges to support the local community

We work in partnership with 20 councils to improve and transform the way in which funds are distributed to community projects all over the UK. Our newest local authority partner, Cornwall Council, are on a mission to support their community and make great ideas grow, and they have just made their first pledges on two[…]

Oi! Mick’n’Linda – ere’s some tips on how you can #SaveTheVic!

Saving your local pub doesn’t have to be a soap opera. Here are our top tips on how you can save your local pub with Crowdfunder’s top hacks.We’ve all become a bit obsessed with Eastenders here at Crowdfunder Towers… In the latest storyline, the future of Walford’s beloved Queen Vic lies in jeopardy – and[…]

In Conversation With Rob Love: Social Investment

Crowdfunder is the UK’s #1 crowdfunding platform, but it also has aspirations to be the most effective social investment platform in the world. Is this a case of big talk from a small company, or are they really on to something?If you happen to wander into the daily morning meeting at Crowdfunder HQ, more commonly[…]

M&S Energy Fund 2017: meet the winners of £300k

With up to £300k available for renewable community energy projects and technologies across the UK, twenty-five projects have now been announced as the winners of the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund. Now in it’s third year, the M&S Energy Fund hunted once again for the best community groups (such as sports clubs, schools and local libraries)[…]

Project Focus: The Christmas Dinner

Returning for their fourth crowdfunding campaign, The Christmas Dinner is an initiative set up by author and broadcaster Lemn Sissay, to provide a memorable Christmas experience to care leavers throughout the UK.The Christmas Dinner is strictly not a charity, nor a Social Enterprise. It has no logo, and has no aspirations to become any kind[…]

Project Focus: The Bridge, Birmingham

The Bridge are helping struggling men and women to beat drug and alcohol addiction, and then thrive in their local community.We caught up with Ben Kyte, project owner of  The Bridge, Birmingham, to talk about their crowdfunding success. Why did you decide to Crowdfund?We had been running a supporter appeal and were looking for ways to[…]

Our crowd is building a sustainable future

By coming together to find and activate solutions, we can begin to work towards a more sustainable future both in the UK and worldwide. What exactly do we mean when we talk about a ‘more sustainable future’? Whilst the definition of sustainability isn’t set-in-stone, the term is universally used in regards to approaches that do,[…]

Light up your town this Christmas with Crowdfunder

Over the last few years, towns across the UK have experienced dwindling Christmas budgets due to cuts in government funding. However, we’ve worked with hundreds of communities to help raise the funds that they need to keep the lights on at Christmas time.By connecting individuals, communities, charities and businesses, we really can make it a[…]

Using crowdfunding to tackle society’s challenges… and how you can help us

In Conversation With Phil Geraghty, Managing Director at Crowdfunder.Crowdfunder.co.uk helps to make ideas happen – ideas that might just change the world. You can now join over 1,000 investors and become a shareholder in Crowdfunder. We caught up with Phil Geraghty, Managing Director at Crowdfunder, to talk about the journey so far, the launch of[…]

The Essential Checklist: Your Community Shares Crowdfunder Campaign

A community share offering can both unite and raise investment from the very people which an enterprise intends to benefit.You’ve done your research about community shares and what acquiring a locally-owned asset could mean for your community, but how do you go about beginning this process? We’ve put together an Essential Checklist that will help you[…]

Community Business Weekend 2017

Community businesses across the whole of England will be opening their doors this weekend to host an array of events that celebrate their positive impact on society. We love hearing the inspiring stories of individuals and communities coming together to make ideas happen here at Crowdfunder.co.uk… it is what we do, after all.Community Business Weekend[…]

Why Do We Need Community Shares?

A community share offering can both unite and raise investment from the very people which an enterprise intends to benefit.Crowdfunder.co.uk helps to facilitate community owned assets, with an active network of thousands of people investing in and supporting community enterprises. From shops and piers through to football clubs and farms – the list of sectors[…]

Crowdfunder and Cycling Without Age Announce Partnership to Support More Communities

Crowdfunder and Cycling Without Age announce an innovative partnership to help support, fund and launch more Cycling Without Age initiatives across the UK.Cycling Without Age, a charity that has been designed to take elderly people on cycle rides to reduce isolation in the community, are calling out for those interested in launching their own Cycling[…]

Ever Thought About Owning Your Local Pub?

For many community owned businesses, a community share offering is a great way to raise investment from the very people which the enterprise intends to benefit.In the current economic climate, with new figures showing as many as 29 pubs being closed down each week, it’s no surprise that communities are fighting back and rallying together[…]

M&S ENERGY FUND – Vote Now For Community Energy Projects

As this year’s competition begins to really get going, we take a look at what types of project you can expect to find in the voting stage for the M&S Energy Fund. Looking to inspire a new generation of community energy projects, the M&S Community Energy Fund has got off to a flying start in[…]