Local authorities

We make your money go further

Thousands of people are turning to Crowdfunder to tackle local problems with great new ideas.

By raising the money they need they’re proving just how great the ideas are.

We’re working with local authorities to provide an efficient, secure and visible way of distributing extra funding to projects across the UK.

Our technology reduces the strain on shrinking budgets and precious resources, and increases public engagement.

We make your money go further in uncertain times and tell the amazing story along the way.

Using Crowdfunder to distribute funding has really streamlined the administration that is normally involved in running a grant process.

Hannah Sloggett, Neighbourhood Planning Manager at Plymouth City Council

Something special is happening with local authorities

Communities across the UK are turning to Crowdfunder to make great things happen, using our platform and expertise to raise the funding they need. Local authorities are stretching the funds further still, reducing the costs of distributing millions of pounds to projects they want to support with the Crowd.

Dorset County Council
the Crowd =
£200,000 extra

Local authorities we work with

We work with local authorities in all four corners of the UK to make a real difference to communities. We help them stretch their funds further at a time when budgets are being challenged.

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How it works for local authorities

Find the right projects to support

Find the right projects to support

Local authorities will reach the projects they want to support that meet their criteria, ensuring they get all the help they need.

Make your money go much further

Make your money go much further

The presence of local authorities in the ‘funding mix’ will attract more investment from the public and private sector, therefore distributing even more to projects backed by the Crowd.

Reduce the cost of distributing funds

Reduce the cost of distributing funds

Local authorities save more time and money by using our secure platform to complement the traditional grantmaking process.

Improve the success rate of projects hitting their target

Improve the success rate of projects hitting their target

Local authorities are able to make sure the community can clearly see the impact of the extra funding. Ensuring this process is visible on the platform will encourage more projects to get involved to make a difference.

Maximising publicity, engagement and accountability

Maximising publicity, engagement and accountability

Our data tells the story of a campaign’s impact, both social and economic, including the key role that a local authority played in delivering it.

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 we do it

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.

Bespoke dashboard to automate distribution

Bespoke dashboard to automate distribution

Local authorities streamline their applications through the fund holding and distribution dashboard we’ve developed. That means much of the process is automated and scalable to make sure the right projects get the help they need.

Full access to our expert coaching team

Full access to our expert coaching team

Crowdfunder's industry-leading experts have helped thousands of projects to hit their funding target. They’re also on hand to work closely with local authorities to get the most out of the partnership.

Marketing and activation

Marketing and activation

Our creative and marketing teams – together with our expanding network of projects, partners and industry experts – will recruit supporters.

Collings Park Trust

The council encouraged us all to take ownership of the situation and work to find a positive way forward.

How Collings Park Trust raised extra funds

  £16,380 Pledged by the Crowd
Visit Plus funding page
£5,000 Added by Plymouth City Council
£21,380 Raised

We are here to help

If you want to find out a little more about how Crowdfunder and local authorities are working together, drop us a line here and one of our team will be in touch shortly.