Arts University Bournemouth return for a second year to celebrate student filmmakers

We are excited to work in partnership with Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) and the Bournemouth Film School (BFS) for the second year running to offer student film and documentary makers the chance to raise funds from the Crowd, on top of grants already received from the University. With a history spanning over 50 years, Bournemouth[…]

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[…]

The Autumn Series: Make Your Idea Happen

Want to make your idea happen, but don’t know where to start? Then catch up on The Autumn Series, our online trio of workshops, to get the latest crowdfunding tips and advice. Our online workshop series offers you the opportunity to get the inside scoop from our Crowdfunder expert Bertie, who shares his insider knowledge to[…]

Incredible display of public support for English Heritage’s #ProjectIronBridge

The iconic Iron Bridge has raised over £27k from more than 500 supporters in less than 48 hours, illustrating a heart-warming display of public support. The appeal has picked up a huge amount of media attention, including features in The Guardian and The Times, raising awareness for a cause that clearly lies in the hearts of[…]

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: VeloVision

VeloVision magazine has been running for nearly 20 years, and covers recumbent bikes, velomobiles, trikes, hand cranks, cargo bikes and adapted transport as well as other “uncommon” modes of human powered transport.Established in 2000 by Peter Eland from his base in York, he created the magazine with the intention to encompass a more diverse range of cycling[…]

Project Focus: Otter Farm

Otter Farm ploughed through their £60k target with 700 supporters on Crowdfunder, and then went on to take centre stage on Channel 4’s Grand Designs. Former River Cottage gardener, Mark Diacono, crowdfunded over £60k in what became a hugely successful, high profile fundraise. Looking for the funds needed to build a creative hub at Otter[…]

Crowdfunder, Propel by Deloitte and Voom are offering exporting businesses a chance to win £1k

We are partnering with Propel by Deloitte and Voom to give away a share of £5k to five different business ideas that are currently exporting, or looking to export in the future.In partnership with the Exporting Is GREAT campaign, the competition aims to raise awareness of the rising demand for exporting businesses and the help[…]

Project Focus: Stoneham Bakehouse

This community bakery looked to the crowd to raise the dough that they needed to kit out their new premises.£23,445 • 273 Supporters • 14 DaysWith deep roots laid in their local area, Stoneham Bakehouse CIC acquired new premises after two years of using generously donated oven space across the community. After realising the benefits of baking when[…]

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[…]

Made In Hackney receive £22k match funding from Santander Changemaker Fund

Award winning community kitchen and cookery school, Made In Hackney, are back crowdfunding for the second time. Looking to grow the project and secure their future, they want to help thousands more people through their life-changing cookery and food growing courses.Launched in 2012, Made In Hackney has already helped 6,000 people in London to gain[…]

Hastings pier win the Stirling RIBA architecture prize

The historic Hastings Pier has been awarded with the prestigious Stirling RIBA architecture prize, following a multi-million pound restoration and inspiring display of public support. We are delighted to have been part of the collaborative funding process to restore the iconic pier, by hosting their community share offer in 2016 to open up ownership to[…]

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[…]

We are collaborating with local authorities to make ideas happen

We work in partnership with 20 councils to improve the way in which funds are distributed to community projects all over the UK, so that together, we can make more ideas happen. Thoughts of lengthy application processes and slow response rates may come to mind when thinking about the prospect of contacting your local Council[…]