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We're Crowdfunder

We're on a mission to tackle society's challenges

What drives you when you wake up in the morning? We have something written on the wall here at Crowdfunder HQ. It says: 'Ideas that might just change the world’.

And that’s what drives us – your ideas.

Together with the crowd and our extra funding partners, we have raised over £60m for start-ups, business ideas, charities, community groups, sports clubs, political movements and so much more through crowdfunding.

To put it simply, our mission is to connect your projects with the supporters who care because we truly believe that people should feel empowered to turn their great ideas into reality. 

That's the power of Crowdfunder.

So what are you waiting for? Join our crowd today and together, we can make a real impact in your community. 

The only thing we love more than great ideas, are great ideas that come to life through crowdfunding.

Simon Walker, Head of Campaigns at Crowdfunder.co.uk

How crowdfunding works

Read more about how crowdfunding works

Step one: Tell your story
Tell the story

Crowdfunder projects come in all shapes and sizes so tell the story of yours

Step two: Spread the word
Spread the word

Once you're up and running, shout about it from the rooftops

Step three: Get funded!
Get funded!

Hit your target, change lives and make an impact in your community

The different types of crowdfunding

More about types of crowdfunding

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Donations

Ask your supporters to pledge money towards a cause you care about

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Rewards

Offer your supporters a reward in return for their pledge

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Community shares

Work with your supporters to own something in your community

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Equity

Supporters can invest in growing businesses with our partners at Crowdcube

What Crowdfunder gives you

Our community on Crowdfunder

Our community

Over £60 million has been raised thanks to over 650,000 people, supporting 175,000 great ideas on Crowdfunder. That makes us the UK's biggest crowdfunding platform.

Explore our community →

Expert coaching on Crowdfunder

Expert coaching 

Our coaches are the best in the crowdfunding business. Their comprehensive guides and interactive sessions have been designed to set you and your project on the path to success, enabling you to make an impact in your community.

Extra funding on Crowdfunder

Extra funding

We look after over £4 million of extra funding from our partners, made up of a mix of public and private sector organisations, charities and funding bodies. They pledge on projects depending on where they are and what they're doing.

Find Extra funding on Crowdfunder.co.uk →

Our impact in numbers

1 mission 

to tackle society's challenges

£60 million

raised through crowdfunding

1,100,000

pledges made

175,000 

projects added

£4 million

of extra funding available

35

local authority partners

Join our community of one million Crowdfunders

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Community

It was important as a local business to have the community quite literally buy into us

Meet our team

Rob Love, CEO at Crowdfunder.co.uk

Rob Love

CEO

Rob has a reputation for being a business and social entrepreneur. His pioneering career spans the inception of the ground breaking Big Brother online platform through to River Cottage, the ethical food brand. 

Dawn Bebe, Communications Director at Crowdfunder.co.uk

Dawn Bebe

Communications Director

Dawn has a successful track record in consumer media, leading the development of Grazia and Red and Elle while MD of Hachette Emap Ltd. She has cemented over 30 local authority partnerships for Crowdfunder.

Phil Geraghty, Chief Crowdfunding Officer at Crowdfunder.co.uk

Phil Geraghty

Chief Crowdfunding Officer

Phil Geraghty has vast experience in start-up and community crowdfunding in the UK after working with with thousands of start-ups, social enterprises and charities to help the raise millions of pounds for their great ideas. 

Simon Deverell, Creative Director at Crowdfunder.co.uk

Simon Deverell

Creative Director

Simon leads Crowdfunder’s platform team after two decades of disruptive digital work. He has led significant campaigns for Channel 4's Big Brother and River Cottage plus its various campaigns including Hugh's Fish Fight.

We're backed by the best

On the board at Crowdfunder

Crowdcube

Creative England

Nesta

Mother

Which crowdfunding platform is right for you?

See our full comparison table

 

Platform Platform Platform fee Payment fee UK-based? Extra funding?
Crowdfunder logo
Crowdfunder (basic) 0% 1.67% and 25p and VAT ⚪️
Crowdfunder logo
Crowdfunder (advanced) 3% 1.67% and 25p and VAT
GoFundMe logo
GoFundMe 0% 2.9% and ¢30 ⚪️⚪️
JustGiving logo
JustGiving 5% 2.9% ⚪️ ⚪️
Kickstarter logo
Kickstarter 5% 3% and ¢20 ⚪️ ⚪️
Indiegogo logo
Indiegogo 5% 3% and ¢30 ⚪️ ⚪️
Facebook logo
Facebook 6.9% / 0% ¢30 ⚪️ ⚪️

 

Crowdfunding

At least 64% of crowdfunding projects saw a rise in new supporters after a campaign

Extra funding through Crowdfunder

What sets us apart from other crowdfunding websites is our extra funding and if you're looking to make an impact in your community through crowdfunding it could be available to you.  It means you could get up to £20,000 extra for your project on top of the money you raise from your supporters.

Does your project benefit?

What are some outcomes of your project?

  • Children (0-11)
  • Young people (12-25)
  • Older people (over 60)
  • Parents/carers
  • Disabled (learning)
  • Disabled (physical)
  • Mental health needs
  • Long-term health conditions
  • Long-term unemployed
  • Living in poverty
  • Homeless
  • Offenders and ex-offenders
  • Addiction issues
  • Victims of crime
  • Improve access to employment
  • Improve access to training and education
  • Improve access to appropriate housing and local facilities 
  • Income and financial inclusion
  • Improve physical health
  • Improve mental health and well-being
  • Improve relationships with family and friends
  • Improve understanding of rights and responsibilities as a citizen
  • Reduce offending or likelihood of offending
  • Increase participation in arts, heritage, sports and faith
  • Conservation of the natural environment

See the latest extra funding on Crowdfunder

Extra funding on Crowdfunder

Learn how to crowdfund with our 3 guides