What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is an alternative way of raising money for great ideas from the people around you

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How Crowdfunder can help

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a different way to raise money for good ideas. People are increasingly bypassing more traditional funding routes such as bank loans or grants and turning instead to the people around them and in their community to support their venture. It's been around for centuries but the internet makes it possible to reach much bigger audiences than before.

Is it right for your idea?

In a word, yes. Crowdfunder projects come in all shapes and sizes. We've helped over 80,000 individuals, charities, businesses and community projects to raise over £200 million for great ideas like yours. That enables them to change lives and make an impact in their community, meaning we're the number one rewards-based platform in the UK.

Why Crowdfunder?

Crowdfunder has created a unique funding model. We have a pot of more than £5 million of extra funding from the public and private sector for projects, depending on what you're doing and where you're doing it. And our crowdfunding experts are the best in the industry and are on hand to help you every step of the way.

How do I plan a Crowdfunder project?

Like most things in life, the more you put into your Crowdfunder project the more you'll get out of it. Crowdfunding is no different and although it has its challenges, we're here to help. You've done the hard bit by coming up with your idea, now you have to make sure you have everything lined up and ready to go before launching.

How do I create a project?

Creating a good Crowdfunder project does take time but our website is designed to make it as straightforward as possible. Check out what other successful projects did and aim to explain your idea in a structured, concise and engaging way. A simple video and some pictures will give it a really professional look.

How do I run a project?

Once you've made your plan and created your page, you need to think about how to promote it to your supporters. There are a number of ways to shout about what you're doing from word of mouth to social media. Start with the people closest to you, and work your way out to your community and beyond. Be patient though because spamming simply won't work.

We're on hand, every step of the way

Our expert coaches have helped thousands of people raise millions of pounds

Expert guides

Expert guides

Our comprehensive guides have been designed by our crowdfunding experts to help you & your project every step of the way.

Interactive sessions

Interactive sessions

Our team regularly host live and interactive sessions to share all the tips and know-how you need to be successful on Crowdfunder.

Events on the road

Events on the road

We travel the UK to spread the word about the power of crowdfunding and the impact it can have on your community.

Our programmes are designed for success

We have a number of programmes designed to help you raise more

Big Impact Programme

Big Impact Programme

Raising more than £50,000 to make a big impact in your community? Our expert team will provide one-to-one coaching and dedicated support to make your idea happen.



Our three-week intensive bootcamp over on Facebook will help you turn your great idea into a successfully funded project, with the help of our crowdfunding experts.

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.

Permission to smile doubled their money with a £10,000 pledge

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Permission to smile

Ready to raise funds for your idea?

Over £200 million has been raised from our crowd to support the projects they love! Plus tens of millions more unlocked by our partners.