Grantmakers

The world of funding is changing

Grantmakers across the UK are increasingly affected by cuts in the public sector, seeing a rise in competition for their limited funding pots.

It’s a challenge, especially for new and innovative organisations which may find traditional grantmaking favours the ‘usual suspects’.

Crowdfunder connects all types of grantmakers with thousands of projects every year through our innovative platform.

It levels the playing field, distributing funds to the projects they want to help.

The Crowd play their part to make those ideas happen, working together to stretch funds and drive awareness to make a real impact in uncertain times within their communities.

Our partnership with Crowdfunder helps creative entrepreneurs to get the financial support they need to thrive.

Caroline Norbury, Chief Executive at Creative England

Demonstrating real impact for grantmakers

If you can imagine it, we’ve probably been involved in making it happen. We help people with great ideas find out about relevant grantmakers, based on their project goals. We also help grantmakers find the projects that fit their criteria.

Funding bodies the Crowd = impact

Grantmakers we work with

We work with a wide range of grantmakers including trusts, foundations, public bodies and housing associations to make a difference through funding. Our expertise and technology help us to demonstrate its impact and tell the amazing story.

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Creative England

Our partnership helps us to nurture new talent, and that’s really exciting for creative industries.

How it works for grantmakers

Find the right projects to support

Find the right projects to support

At any given point we have tens of thousands of great ideas gathering support from the Crowd, and we connect the right projects that match the criteria to the grantmaker.

Make your money go much further

Make your money go much further

By working together with the Crowd and other public and private sector funders, our grantmakers stretch further their money

Reduce the cost of distributing funds

Reduce the cost of distributing funds

Our fund holding and distribution technology helps grantmakers streamline their grant application and administration processes. We stretch their resources even further.

Improve the success rate of projects hitting their target

Improve the success rate of projects hitting their target

Grantmakers are able to make sure everyone can clearly see the impact of the extra funding. Ensuring that’s visible on the platform will encourage more projects to take part, therefore giving more ideas the funding they need to become a reality.

Slie Labs Ltd

It was a real game changer for us. We raised funds and awareness, and the extra funding means we can expand.

How Slie Labs raised extra funds

  £2,312 Pledged by the Crowd
£3,000 Added by Creative England
£5,312 Raised

How we do it

Automating grant applications and administration

Automating grant applications and administration

Our fund holding and distribution dashboard helps grantmakers streamline their application and administration processes. It's automated and scalable to ease pressure on resources in challenging times.

Coaching expertise to connect to the right projects

Coaching expertise to connect to the right projects

Crowdfunder's industry-leading experts work closely with grantmakers to find the right kind of projects to support. They also work closely with the project owners to help them hit their target and make their ideas happen.

Maximising engagement through funding

Maximising engagement through funding

The story around extra funding helps drive more supporters to projects and increases the amount of engagement each idea has. And the more people we engage, the greater impact we’ll achieve.

Drop us a line

Our team are on hand to talk about how grantmakers are making an impact through Crowdfunder. If you think it's something your organisation might be interested in, let us know a few details below and we'll be in touch shortly.