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 £10 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

We've helped thousands of people raise millions of pounds

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Online courses

Take our introductory course to get to grips with the basics, then grow your expertise with the Crowdfunder team. 

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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.

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The Help Centre

If you're not sure where to start, our Help Centre will give you all of the information you need to see success with your project.

Looking to make a
Big Impact?

Raising more than £50,000 to make a big impact in your community? Our expert team will be on hand with dedicated support and guidance to make your idea happen.

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We also have +Extra Funding for our projects

We look after over millions of pounds 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.

We got around £22,500 in extra funds, bringing our total to over £76,000.

We have more funding to give
Sarah Bentley - Made in Hackney