Community Shares on Crowdfunder
Community Shares are an effective way for groups to raise money for projects that benefit a particular community. We've helped hundreds of Community Shares projects reach their target, find out how we could help you.
Scotland's Dingwall in Ross-shire had a proud tradition of malt whiskey production since 1690. Ninety years after the last of the town's whiskey distilleries closed, GlynWyvis became the world's first community owned plant thanks to a staggering £2.5 million community shares fundraise on Crowdfunder. In the end more than 2,400 investors from 30 countries had bought shares in the largest crowdfunding campaign of its kind in the UK.
Sole of Discretion is working to create a stable market and distribution system for a network of small-scale fishers around Britain’s coast. They’ve now built the first fish processing centre in Plymouth, thanks to their Crowdfunder project, which also led to a £130,000 investment from Social & Community Capital.
Jubilee Pool used a share issues with a minimum target of £350,000 to complete the funding needed for a £1.8m development project. The share issue raised £528,680, which allowed them to reduce the level of debt they had to take on.
The Cheeky Panda concept turns unused bamboo that would otherwise goes to waste into luxury tissues. Following their initial crowdfunding success, Cheeky Panda have gone onto raise £1.6 million through equity crowdfunding to grow the business.
Create your unique page. Tell you story and explain your idea. Then set a target and how long you need to reach it.
Spread the word to friends, professional contacts and others in your community. Tell everyone you know about your project.
People who like your idea donate or pledge money in return for a reward they’ll receive once your project succeeds.
Up to £6,000 of extra funding to help start or grow community businesses in England such as community owned shops, pubs, sports facilities and local landmarks.
Grant match funding and business support for start-up and early stage charities and social enterprises creating jobs for ex-offenders and people in recovery.
Funded by Access for charities and social enterprises to apply for grants of around £15,000. The grants can be used to pay for specific support that may help them to raise investment.
The average Crowdfunder project reaches 10,000 people.
Offering products or services gives an opportunity to test public appetite.
Typically 70% of people who pledge on a crowdfunding campaign have never supported the project financially before.