Projects that matter


£50,000 for social enterprises and co-operatives in Belfast

To celebrate the launch of Crowdfund Belfast, Crowdfunder have teamed up with Belfast City Council to award £5,000 to ten projects that matter in the city

If you're a social enterprise or co-operative in Belfast which has received support through the council's Go Social programme, Crowdfunder wants to hear from you.

Your social enterprise or co-operative may want to tackle waste, help the homeless, address mental health or put the life back in to local communities. You may have a great idea for a new product, service or experience that you want to take to the next level. Whatever the situation, we want to help you make it happen.

Not only will the ten winners receive a £5,000 pledge towards their Crowdfunder campaign, our expert coaches will be on hand, ready to share their crowdfunding expertise and know-how to help bring the winning ideas to life.

The competition opens for entries on Monday 27th January at 9:00 am with entries closing on Monday 3rd February at midday. The winners will be announced on Friday 7th February. 

This competition is now closed. Please check back soon for live crowdfunding!

See the eligibility criteria for more information. 

Key dates

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27 Jan - 3 Feb

Competition open

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10 Feb

Coaching begins

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16 March

Crowdfunding live

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17 April

Crowdfunding closes

How the funding works

start crowdfunding

Milestone one

Raise £1,000,  receive a £1,000 match-funding pledge from Belfast City Council

Get the word out

Milestone two

Raise a further £1,500, receive a £1,500 match-funding pledge from Belfast
City Council

Get funded

Milestone three

Raise a further £2,500, receive the final £2,500 match-funding pledge from Belfast City Council.

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