Become a funder

Where ideas happen

Crowdfunder is a place to connect great ideas with people that can make them happen.

It has extraordinary potential – connecting individuals, communities, charities and brands to improve lives, one project at a time.  

Crowdfunder is the UK’s number one rewards-based crowdfunding platform with more projects than all other platforms combined, raising over £20million and unlocking millions more to make great ideas happen.

At the heart of it all is compelling mix of wonderful innovation, engaged communities and remarkable stories which opens up new possibilities for funders.

Local authorities, grantmakers and brands need to be part of that conversation. To help great ideas happen on Crowdfunder, and forge new relationships with the people behind them. 

We bring together everyone into one place and help them reach their goals.

The Crowdfunder community are making ideas happen every hour of every day all over the UK and we believe local authorities, grantmakers and brands have a crucial role to play in this digital funding evolution.

Oliver Sleeman, Head of Partnerships at Crowdfunder

The power of ideas

People are spending more time immersed in the ideas they love. Thousands of Crowdfunder projects, big and small, have turned their ideas into reality with hundreds more added each day. Behind every one is a wonderful story and our local authority, grantmaker and brand funders play a central role in making it happen.

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Who we work with

Our funders immerse themselves within our platform to work alongside the ‘Crowd’ to make a real impact in communities across the UK. The breadth and depth of our expertise and the technology we have developed helps them achieve their goals.

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Plymouth City Council

Using Crowdfunder to distribute funding has really streamlined the administration that is normally involved

Showing the impact of Crowdfund Plymouth

  £60,000 Plymouth City Council
Visit Plus funding page
£30,000 Gain20
£40,000 Plutus
100 City projects
4,500 Pledgers
£434,593 Raised

How it works

Find the right projects to support

Find the right projects to support

At any given time we’re likely to be involved in tens of thousands of crowdfunding projects. It’s highly likely that some of them will match your funding criteria and we will connect you with them. We can also use our extended network of partners to find even more.

Make your money go much further

Make your money go much further

Any project that you support will have already been supported by ‘the Crowd’. Your backing may also unlock other public and private funding to increase the amount of money to make great ideas happen.

Reduce the cost of distributing funds

Reduce the cost of distributing funds

Funders are able to streamline their grant application and administration processes through Crowdfunder. The technology we have developed means that much of it is automated and scalable, and partners tell us this is one of the many benefits of working with the platform.

Improve the success rate of projects hitting their target

Improve the success rate of projects hitting their target

The tools, expertise and technology we give to project owners helps them to recruit supporters. Our platform makes it easy for people to find out about their story, pledge their support and spread the word.

Maximising publicity, engagement and accountability

Maximising publicity, engagement and accountability

Crowdfunder is a natural social network with each project building a highly engaged community around it. The Crowd don’t only fund great ideas, but they actively promote them too. The platform also ensures visibility and accountability of fund distribution.

Voom 2016

We are so proud of every pitch that came through Crowdfunder during VOOM 2016, this is just the start.

#Voom 2016

  20,000 Entries
Visit Plus funding page
620,000 Votes
12 Professionals
5 Superstar judges
4 Special awards
3 Winners
£730,000 Raised

What we give partners

Dedicated campaign page and digital tools

Dedicated campaign page and digital tools

Our award-winning creative and marketing teams help produce the online tools to engage and inspire people in the community to get involved. They include the Crowdfunder campaign page, access to a range of how-to guides and social media assets.

Our platform puts you at the heart of the story

Our platform puts you at the heart of the story

Our innovative technology connects funders to the kind of projects they want to support, automating and streamlining their distribution processes. It brings everyone closer together to create a more meaningful relationship.

Our specialists are leading the way

Our specialists are leading the way

Our funders have access to Crowdfunder’s industry-leading coaching. Our award-winning creative, marketing and activation teams have also helped to pioneer the way people crowdfund their ideas.

Connected storytelling and credible conversations

Connected storytelling and credible conversations

Our curated content and award-winning design studio offer a route into hundreds of thousands of engaged people, using our marketing and activation teams to reach wider audiences and inspire many more to get involved.

It takes all sorts to make Crowdfunder a special place to be

Say hello

If you want to find out a little more about it all, drop us a line here and one of our team will be in touch shortly.