“This free community venue [has been] created by the very people it seeks to serve”

An Teach Saor translates to Free House from Irish Gaelic, also otherwise known as The Happy Pig. Mark Boyle, formally known as The Moneyless Man, along with co-founder Jess Pasteiner had a vision to create a community space that fundamentally challenges the notion that services and products have to be beholden to – and limited by – money.

Stepney City Farm show us how it’s done!

If you have been wondering how to smash a crowdfunding target then look no further because Stepney City Farm have recently raised 49% over their original target. This is brilliant and not once did the team behind the project take their foot off the pedal and stop pushing.

We had a great time at the CRCC event!

We love the guys over at Cornwall Rural Community Council and what they are doing for community groups over Cornwall is amazing. We recently held an event with some of the team at the CRCC at Newquay Sports Centre.

We’re friends with Capital Growth, are you?

We’re really excited to start working with Capital Growth, London’s biggest food growing network, on a number of their projects and hopefully help lots of their members crowdfund their brilliant growing schemes.

Coming soon: Made in Hackney

Coming soon to Crowdfunder is the really exciting Made in Hackney local food kitchen. This is a brilliant projects that allows members of the community to have access to healthy, affordable food. The project will be going live on Monday 3 Feb and we think will be a huge success. Read this blog with Sarah, project manager, to find out a little more about the project and what they have to offer the people of Hackney.

Crowdfunding really is for anyone – join our schools campaign!

Here at Crowdfunder we have got 1000’s of kids learning the importance of fruit by allowing them to crowdfund fruit trees with our Fruitshare campaign. We have also helped the UK’s youngest crowdfunder and a school even fund a new classroom. Now we want you! We want to show that crowdfunding is easily accessible to anyone with our brand new schools campaign.

Coming soon: Support a Dartmoor based raw goats’ milk micro dairy

Chagford Community Farm CIC is a new non-for-profit Community Interest Company nestled on the northeast edge of Dartmoor in Devon. Chagford Farm will be crowdfunding to raise £15,000.

Lemn Sissay MBE shows us all how to smash a crowdfunding target

Lemn Sissay MBE is a poet and broadcaster who showed us, that at Christmas, there is no better time to give. Lemn smashed his crowdfunding target and put on a Christmas dinner for 40 young carers in Manchester that they will never forget.

Encouraging Outdoors Community Project

Another guest blog from a project owner who is launching their project in the New Year. Daniel is crowdfunding for an outdoor space for children. Daniel is an avid outdoors man and tells Emily Smith why it is he wants to crowdfund and explains what the project is.