Changemaker and Crowdfunder

How Santander distributed £200,000 to great ideas across the UK

Santander is working with Crowdfunder to support social innovation, committing £200,000 of extra funding to great ideas in the UK.

Changemaker is the bank’s funding pot to help social enterprises, small charities and community groups to deliver projects that create innovative solutions to improve communities.

It's providing additional funding for people who have turned to crowdfunding to make their ideas happen.

Thousands have applied, and soon the money will be put to good use in communities across the UK.

All of our projects are supported and promoted by millions of people at any one time, so it’s a wonderful story for our partners to be involved with.

As a social enterprise we live and die by the work that we do. The more work we get, the more opportunities we can offer the local community and the more jobs we can offer to those who need them.

Marie, founder of the Goldfinger Factory project that received £10,000 of extra funding from Changemaker
Social enterprises

Bristol's Severn Project continues to grow after a £10,000 boost from Santander Changemaker.

How The Severn Project got a boost from Santander

The Severn Project is an award-winning urban farm in Bristol, providing the South West with 200 tons of salad and herbs since 2010. 

They also support people from challenging backgrounds by providing education, training and employment.

They set out on Crowdfunder to raise £10,000 to continue that work and hit their target thanks to a ’Crowd’ of almost 100 backers.

The project to open a new site was given a further boost when Santander added £10,000 of Changemaker funding to the total, meaning they raised over £20,000 in total to get the work started.

Other projects supported by Santander

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Soccer Scholar Academy Hampshire

To deliver outreach girls' and boy's football coaching initiatives in schools and hard to reach communities across Portsmouth.

Successfully funded

  • 12 supporters
  • £6k raised
  • 49 days
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The Feed on the street Norfolk

To open a Market Stall and use food as a catalyst to inspire and motivate people to achieve and live a more fulfilling life.

Successfully overfunded

  • 107 supporters
  • £21k raised
  • 49 days
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Exeter Bike Workshop Devon

A bike shop creating real opportunities for the homeless & excluded.

Successfully overfunded

  • 134 supporters
  • £16.3k raised
  • 56 days
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Save Redwing Arts and Community Hub Cornwall

Our building is under threat from development: We need help to secure a long-term base for Redwing arts and community hub.

Successfully overfunded

  • 48 supporters
  • £22.3k raised
  • 42 days
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Dorset Science & Technology Centre Dorset

The centre will be home to a Planetarium, Science Clubs, Coding lessons (Adults too!), Robot Making, Electronics, Dinosaurs & much more!

Successfully funded

  • 8 supporters
  • £6k raised
  • 28 days
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#InvestInHappy Bristol

Help us steer a wave of actions and investments towards the things that are of real value and worth to people and the planet.

Successfully overfunded

  • 172 supporters
  • £21.2k raised
  • 28 days
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Adventures with Horses Devon

Adventures with Horses offers learning and growth through the naturally occurring therapeutic opportunities horses can provide...

Successfully overfunded

  • 79 supporters
  • £8.6k raised
  • 50 days
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Foundation for Change Greater London

We offer an intensive 10 week course that transforms the lives of people with histories of drug or alcohol misuse, leading to happier lives

Successfully overfunded

  • 73 supporters
  • £14.4k raised
  • 56 days
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Curiosity Cafe Northumberland

Curiosity Cafe - A pioneering arts project for people living with Dementia “ When I am here I don’t feel like I have dementia...I’m free”

Successfully funded

  • 13 supporters
  • £1.2k raised
  • 35 days

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