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Climate Challenge

24 hour live crowdfunding. 2 planet positive ideas. 1 winner.  

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Cornwall Council and Crowdfunder have teamed up to support projects who are tackling the climate emergency in an aim to #BackTheFuture.

On the 10th June, 2 incredible projects went head to head in an exciting 24 hour live crowdfunding competition to win a share of £10,000. 

And the winner is...


Love Land Community Field Project

Penryns' community field, a place to reconnect with nature and each other, needs a borehole for water, so we can grow food for all to enjoy!

Meet Jess Ratty, host for #BackTheFuture LIVE

With a heart full of ambition to create change and a head full of opportunities to do so, Jess knows a thing or two when it comes to making waves. Her mission is to inspire conversations that lead to widespread transformations.

“I am so excited to host Cornwall’s first #BackTheFuture LIVE event! There is a real buzz from a community that comes together to support such inspiring ideas that can make real change”.

Host Jess Ratty for #BackTheFuture LIVE

The Cornwall #BackTheFuture LIVE judges


Liz Wright

Liz Wright is a Learning Manager at The School for Social Entrepreneurs and is responsible for recruiting participants onto the SSE Springboard programme. Liz is also Director of Blystra Arts, a Newquay based performance art & creative producing company.


Sophie Hellyer

Founder of Rise Fierce, a cold-water community which empowers women through wild swimming, Sophie hosts regular retreats across the UK, incorporating wild swimming, surfing and yoga. She is a prominent spokesperson on ocean pollution, sustainability and ethical fashion. 


Simon Deverell

Co-founder and Creative Director of Crowdfunder UK, a marketing and media production maverick with over 20 years of experience. Simon has headed up some of the biggest behavioural change campaigns and formats known to all of us including Big Brother,, and Hugh's Fish Fight.

Want to find out more about #BackTheFuture?

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