iMayflower

Building a creative
economy in the South West

Using crowdfunding to help the region’s creative sector to realise
its potential

We're helping digital creative companies grow through a combination of expert crowdfunding coaching, events and extra funding 

From immersive technology to augmented reality, if you’ve got a great idea for a new product, service or experience that you’re looking to take to the next level, we want to help make it happen.

Crowdfunding is about much more than money. It gives people a digital platform to validate creative ideas, raise awareness of new projects, and build lasting relationships with supporters. And it’s an innovative way to fund your start-up and grow your business. 

Our expert coaches are on hand, ready to share their crowdfunding expertise and know-how. We're hosting workshops and events in South West with our iMayflower partners to help you bring your idea to life.

To celebrate the launch of iMayflower, we're running a competition to award five creative digital ideas in South West England £1,000 towards a crowdfunding campaign.

Entries close at midday on Monday 10th February with the winners being announced on Friday 14th February.

To be in with a chance of winning, tell us your innovative idea in no more than 100 words below. Terms and conditions apply.

Tell us your idea and win £1,000

Full name

Email address

Phone number

Organisation name

Facebook profile

Instagram profile

Twitter profile

What is your postcode?

Tell us in no more than 100 words about your potential Crowdfunder project, what you will be raising the money for and why it meets the competition criteria

How much are you looking to raise from a Crowdfunder?


Join us at one of our events

We’re in Plymouth to spread the word about the power of crowdfunding and the impact it can have. Learn about crowdfunding and marketing best practice for the creative sector.

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Crowdfunder events

Other ways we can help

Accelerator

Accelerator

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.

Find out more about Accelerator

How to crowdfund workshop in Plymouth

How to crowdfund

Are you interested in raising finance for your business? Join the crowdfunding experts for a 2 hour session to get your idea off the ground.

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+Extra funding for projects in Plymouth and beyond

Get extra funding towards your crowdfunding project

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Plymouth City Change Fund

Get up to £20,000

Plymouth City Council is supporting projects that help improve the city and make it a great place to live, work and play.

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Devon & Cornwall Police: Community Resilience Fund

Get up to £5,000

Funding for projects that aim to increase community resilience within local communities and help to support vulnerable people.

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Back Her Business

Get up to £5,000

Crowdfunder is working in partnership with NatWest to create the most exciting and accessible business start-up programme for women ever.

Learn how to crowdfund with our guides


How crowdfunding works

start crowdfunding

Add your idea to Crowdfunder

Create your unique page. Tell you story and explain your idea. Then set a target and how long you need to reach it.

Get the word out

Get the word out

Spread the word to friends, professional contacts and others in your community. Tell everyone you know about your project.

Get funded

Get funded

People who like your idea donate or pledge money in return for a reward they’ll receive once your project succeeds.


About iMayflower

This activity is part of the iMayflower project and has been supported by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, who fund the Cultural Development Fund, which is administered by Arts Council England. 

iMayflower is delivered in partnership with Creative England, Crowdfunder, Destination Plymouth, Plymouth City Council, Plymouth College of Art, Real Ideas Organisation and University of Plymouth


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