£2.4m of extra funding for Crowdfunders

Crowdfunder has a new way for projects to access additional funding and support to make ideas happen.

We’ve secured over £2.4million – traditionally given out by councils, brands and community funds via grants or sponsorship – to distribute to Crowdfunder projects that meet our partner’s funding criteria.

The funds will support all types of projects across the UK, and with a further £1.3m to be added through the platform in the next three months, there’s never been a better time to crowdfund.

“At Crowdfunder we believe in not only enabling people to make their great ideas a reality – but ensuring that they have access to as much support as possible along their journey,” says Jason Nuttall, Head of Funding. 

“By distributing funding from partners into crowdfunding projects that have the support of the crowd, partners are not only supporting great ideas, but putting funding into projects that have also been validated by the crowd. 

"The benefits to all are enormous, bringing fund distribution to a new level.” 

National and regional partners distributing funds through Crowdfunder include:

VOOM 2016

Start-ups have benefited from £50,000 of extra funding through our campaign with Virgin Media Business to power #VOOM.

Dorset City Council

Dorset County Council have added £200,000 to support innovative youth projects across the county.     

Creative England

Creative England have already invested £80,000 into film projects and a further £40,000 to discover and support female game developers.      

Plymouth Council

Plymouth City Council have 'amplified' £60,000 of council funding into over £430,000 of funds raised for great projects across the city (see below).

Projects can access additional funding opportunities ranging from £500 through to £10,000 per project, depending on eligibility.

“Councils, brands and grantmakers are enjoying some valuable benefits: they are able to easily identify projects they want to support with pledges," added Phil Geraghty, MD at Crowdfunder.

"Partners such as Plymouth City Council have been able to amplify the money they distributed, with money raised for projects from the crowd, and also reduce administrative costs. 

“Brands are also able to connect with consumers individually, and create great stories, as they help turn ideas into reality. 

"All partners benefit from greater exposure to large-scale audiences and public engagement alongside positive success stories.”