Crowdfund Plymouth celebrates raising over £1m for City projects

Plymouth City Council and Crowdfunder are delighted to announce that Crowdfund Plymouth has now raised £1m for projects in the City.Crowdfund Plymouth has distributed over £130,000 from its City Change Fund, in an endeavour to support local projects that benefit the community of Plymouth. Since the launch of the fund, which began with an initial[…]

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[…]

Small Business Funding – how crowdfunding fits

Phil Geraghty, managing director of Crowdfunder.co.uk, the UK’s biggest reward-based crowdfunding platform, said, “The UK has one of the most vibrant entrepreneurial scenes in the world and we’re thrilled to see crowdfunding playing a significant part in getting fantastic ideas and businesses to market.The plight of small businesses and the lack of funding available to[…]

Venturefest East Midlands set for live crowdfunding with Crowdfunder

Thanks to a partnership between Venturefest East Midlands and Crowdfunder – Venturefest East Midlands has launched an exclusive crowdfunding competition for East Midlands based small and medium-sized businesses, with a prize of up to £5,000 in match funding for new and inventive business ideas.Businesses who have signed up to attend Venturefest will be invited to add a[…]

Crowdfunder launches Crowdfund Plymouth as part of Crowdfunder Local – with £60k match funding on offer

Plymouth community projects and social enterprises will be able to tap into funds as part of a pioneering crowdfunding scheme launched on March 4, 2015.Plymouth City Council has set aside £60,000 for projects on Crowdfund Plymouth – as part of Crowdfunder Local, a nationwide initiative, launched by Crowdfunder.Projects launching as part of Crowdfund Plymouth, meeting[…]

£33,000 Crowdfunder completes £300,000 funding package for Glasgow’s “Websters” Church

Up and coming Glaswegian journalist, Jack Aitchison from STV Glasgow wrote this brilliant article and the kind folk over at STV have allowed us to share it here for our Crowdfunder community.Why do we love this article so much? It’s a great example of how project owners can use crowdfunding as a part of a bigger[…]

England’s top female gaming talent recognised by Creative England and Crowdfunder

Five leading female game developers in England named as recipients of Creative England match funding via an innovative campaign with Crowdfunder called Queen of Code. Fareed, Lux & the Shadowmaker, Pocket Drakes, Star Catcher and Thinking are all innovative new game dev projects that featured in the Queen of Code Crowdfunder campaign. Ranging from an exploration of[…]

Queen of Code Project Profile: Jessika Wiper

The Queen of Code campaign is currently under way Creative England have partnered with Crowdfunder to give female game developers the opportunity to raise funds.Jessika Wiper intends to develop games for people with disabilities. Her current focus is to design a game that’s accessible to people with Cerebral Palsy and the funding she hopes to raise via her Queen of[…]

Beyond the crowdfund – Crowdfunder unlocks further funding for communities

Match funding is becoming more and more accessible to projects on Crowdfunder. One recent example of this is the Annan Harbour Action Group, who have won over their local community and therefore released match funding of £6,000 from the European Fisheries Fund (EFF).

Crowdfund Cornwall and The Cornwall Community Foundation – Together we are stronger!

The Cornwall Community Foundation has teamed up with Crowdfunder to match fund Cornish community projects across the region by earmarking £50k for Crowdfund Cornwall campaigns that meet the Foundation’s criteria.

Guest blog – We speak to Auto Trader about match funding.

Emily Smith catches up with Calvin De-Freitas, Social Media Manager at Auto Trader, to discuss their new initiative that helps young entrepreneurs double funds to buy vehicles for their businesses. The first to pilot this new scheme is Blanka Hays of Blank Flowers.