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£400,000 for social enterprises in the UK: up to £25,000

Funding for charity, social enterprise and community groups in the UK working to help local communities to prosper. Ideas must support social change and deliver measurable impact.

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£400,000 for UK social enterprises

Supporting social innovation with Crowdfunder

Changemaker is a fund to help social enterprises, small charities and community groups to deliver projects in the UK that create innovative solutions to improve communities.

Santander has £400,000 to support Changemakers who turn to the Crowd to make great ideas happen.

The Changemaker Fund has been created to support projects that help disadvantaged people to have confidence in the future by building skills and knowledge or innovative ideas that help communities prosper.

If you have a project which the Crowd support we’ll provide the final 50% to help you reach your target. 

Together we can create social change through the power of ideas.

Want to learn how to crowdfund like a pro? Catch up on our recent series of online workshops for Crowdfunder projects.

If you would like to start crowdfunding, you can take the first step by hitting the button below.

Start a new project

If you have already started a project, find out how to apply for this fund below.

How to apply

Download these packs to help you get started

New to crowdfunding? 

Learn from our experts in this free online learning series for Changemakers.

Changemaker projects

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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