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Changemaker and Crowdfunder

How Santander distributed £200,000 to great ideas across the UK

Santander is working with Crowdfunder to support social innovation, committing £200,000 of extra funding to great ideas in the UK.

Changemaker is the bank’s funding pot to help social enterprises, small charities and community groups to deliver projects that create innovative solutions to improve communities.

It's providing additional funding for people who have turned to crowdfunding to make their ideas happen.

Thousands have applied, and soon the money will be put to good use in communities across the UK.

All of our projects are supported and promoted by millions of people at any one time, so it’s a wonderful story for our partners to be involved with.

As a social enterprise we live and die by the work that we do. The more work we get, the more opportunities we can offer the local community and the more jobs we can offer to those who need them.

Marie, founder of the Goldfinger Factory project that received £10,000 of extra funding from Changemaker
Social enterprises

Bristol's Severn Project continues to grow after a £10,000 boost from Santander Changemaker.

How The Severn Project got a boost from Santander

The Severn Project is an award-winning urban farm in Bristol, providing the South West with 200 tons of salad and herbs since 2010. 

They also support people from challenging backgrounds by providing education, training and employment.

They set out on Crowdfunder to raise £10,000 to continue that work and hit their target thanks to a ’Crowd’ of almost 100 backers.

The project to open a new site was given a further boost when Santander added £10,000 of Changemaker funding to the total, meaning they raised over £20,000 in total to get the work started.

Other projects supported by Santander

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Dig for Disabilities West Midlands

To enable 250 people with mental health diagnosis & physical disabilities to continue their community gardening projects in Birmingham

Successfully overfunded


  • 28 supporters
  • £9.3k raised
  • 56 days
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The Good Loaf Northamptonshire

We want to be more than a great bakery, serving great coffee! We have supported over 300 ladies so far and want keep doing it - please help

Successfully overfunded


  • 220 supporters
  • £16k raised
  • 42 days
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Smart Greens UK Oxfordshire

To introduce Aquaponics to our social enterprise that grows fresh produce with, and for the benefit of, some fantastic people in Oxfordshire

Successfully overfunded


  • 55 supporters
  • £21.3k raised
  • 35 days
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Norwich FarmShare - #fundourfarm Norfolk

We need your help to buy equipment and set up infrastructure on our new community growing site to produce beautiful, chemical-free veg.

Successfully funded


  • 155 supporters
  • £25.8k raised
  • 37 days
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Made In Hackney Greater London

To secure the future of our community kitchen & cookery school so we can help 10,000 more people gain skills to lead healthier happier lives

Successfully overfunded


  • 553 supporters
  • £76.7k raised
  • 42 days
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Dignify CIC Greater London

To turn our PROJECTS into PRODUCTS and develop an INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME that gives individual opportunities of WORK and SOCIAL INCLUSION.


  • 37 supporters
  • £1.7k raised
  • 65 days
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Creative people creating futures Dyfed

Help us to help offenders find a life of work, learning, healthy living, friendship and giving who they are to build community


  • 27 supporters
  • £3.5k raised
  • 56 days
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Borrow Don't Buy! Devon

From pressure washers to sewing machines, Plymouth's first Library Of Things will enable you to have more, but own less...

Successfully overfunded


  • 153 supporters
  • £11.1k raised
  • 35 days
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The Project: #Support4September Devon

We are an award winning mental health project. Funding will allow us to develop and expand the support offered to young people and families.

Successfully overfunded


  • 67 supporters
  • £15.3k raised
  • 35 days
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Bring children back in touch with nature UK

Our Munching Caterpillar project is inspiring children to be the wildlife guardians of the future. We need your help to expand our work.

Successfully overfunded


  • 314 supporters
  • £11.3k raised
  • 35 days

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