About Crowdfunder

Together, apart

These are unprecedented times. The spread of the coronavirus has created an economic emergency and thousands of businesses, communities and charities are facing a challenge. But out of the crisis has come the response. People are coming together to rally around the things that matter, and Crowdfunder is waiving its platform and transaction fees to play its part. Together we'll get through this.

Join the response and start crowdfunding today

How crowdfunding works

start crowdfunding

Add your idea to Crowdfunder

Create your unique page. Tell your story and explain your idea. Then set a target and how long you need to reach it.

Get the word out

Get the word out

Spread the word to friends, professional contacts and others in your community. Tell everyone you know about your project.

Get funded

Get funded

People who like your idea donate or pledge money in return for a reward they’ll receive once your project succeeds.

The different 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

Our community

Over £70 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.

Expert coaching

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

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.

Our impact in numbers

1 mission

1 mission

to tackle society's challenges

Money raised

£72 million

raised so far by crowdfunding projects

Our community

1 million

supporters in our community & growing

Extra funding

£5 million+

In extra funding available for projects

Ideas added

175,000

Projects added on Crowdfunder to date

Partners with crowdfunding

70

Partners working together with Crowdfunder

Ready to raise funds for your idea?

Over £100 million has been raised from our crowd to support the projects they love! Plus tens of millions more unlocked by our partners.

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

Meet the team

Rob Love

Rob Love

Founder

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

Find Rob on Twitter

Simon Deverell

Simon Deverell

Founder

Simon leads the platform and creative teams 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 BAFTA winning Hugh's Fish Fight.

Contact Simon on Linkedin

Dawn Bebe

Dawn Bebe

Founder

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 municipal authority partnerships for Crowdfunder UK.

Contact Dawn on LinkedIn

Phil Geraghty

Phil Geraghty

Founder

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.

Contact Phil on LinkedIn

Which crowdfunding platform is right for you?

Currently we're offering 100% free crowdfunding to fight the crisis. Join the response

Rewards based crowdfunding

Platform Platform fee Payment fee UK-based?
Crowdfunder 0% Effected by COVID-19 None
Crowdfunder 3% (crowdfunding) 1.67% and 25p and VAT
Kickstarter 5% 5% and ¢20
Indiegogo 9% (5% if meet target) 3% + ¢25

Fundraising for charities and personal causes

Platform Platform fee Payment fee UK-based?
Crowdfunder 0% (fundraising) 1.67% and 25p and VAT
GoFundMe 0% 2.9% + ¢30
JustGiving 0% 2.9% per pledge
Facebook 6.9% / 0% ¢30

Backed by the best

Crowdcube
Creative england
MOther
Nesta

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

Read Nesta's report on the benefits of crowdfunding here

Over £5 million of Extra funding

We look after over £5m of extra funding from our partners, made up of a mix of public and private sector organisations, charities and funding bodies.

Think of it as an extra big pledge on your project to help you get to your target.

About extra funding

Extra funding

Crowdfunding guides