The OX at Watergate Bay on it way to Crowdfunder celebration at Crowdfunder Newquay

Cornwall celebrates success at Crowdfunder’s Summer Experience

Today, Cornwall-based business Crowdfunder is hosting its Summer Experience event as it celebrates raising more than £40 million for projects around the UK, welcoming attendees from companies including Virgin, Santander, JC Decaux, Tesco and M&S, all flying in from London.Cornwall has had twice as many successful crowdfunding businesses than the UK average (40% vs 23%)[…]

Crowdfund Plymouth: Call for Crowdfunding support

Crowdfund Plymouth has raised almost £1million for crowdfunding projects across the city, becoming one of the UK’s most innovative crowdfunding cities. We want to make sure there is the support in place to keep it that way!Crowdfunder and Plymouth City Council are looking for expressions of interest from local businesses who would like to provide[…]

Wellbeing – What exactly is included when we say ‘Wellbeing’?

‘Wellbeing’ Noun: a good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterised by health, happiness, and prosperity; welfare: to influence the well-being of the nation and its people.At Crowdfunder we have key partners that can provide extra money for projects that help to deliver ‘well being’ to their communities. We have come to notice that many[…]

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Got a good idea to help kids in Birmingham?

 Council matches funding for local community crowdfunded projects to tackle the battle of the bulge with an innovative city-wide campaign As the health and wellbeing of young people and children in the local area continues to be of paramount importance, Birmingham City Council (BCC) is supporting residents who want to “take action now” – with[…]

Grenfell – what you can do to help

Our thoughts go out to the community of Grenfell and we encourage people to give what they           can to support those affected in their hour of real need.Crowdfunder’s mission is to connect people and resources to make ideas happen. We work with project owners across the UK to coach and[…]

My Journey to TEDx

Si Walker writes about his journey at Crowdfunder and his recent TEDx talk. As humans we are in the business of good ideas, but there are some very real obstacles that exist that can stop us from taking our idea’s from notepad to reality.Like many of the team here at Crowdfunder I know what it is[…]

The Fiver: Indulgence

 It’s Friday. Summer is just around the corner. If that’s not a good enough reason for a little indulgence, I don’t know what is. Cheers! One GinThis unique botanical spirit funds life-changing water projects the world’s poorest communities.£8,400 (42%) raised from 100 supporters ARAN BakeryThese Scottish bakers are raising some dough for their artisan loaves.£7,765 (97%) raised from[…]

The Fiver: Harmony

 It’s no secret that we believe in the power of a Crowd. From the innovative to the everyday, amazing things can happen when people come together. Here’s five movers and shakers, live on Crowdfunder right now. Springboard Youth AcademyCheck out this unique programme for young asylum-seekers and refugees, piloting this summer. £11,570 (96%) raised from 126 supporters TechPixiesWith training, support and[…]

The Fiver: That’s the ticket

 That’s the ticketHere’s the five hottest tickets on Crowdfunder right now.Don’t wait up. Samphire FestivalBring the whole family along to this award-winning independent music and arts festival by the sea.£5,865 (49%) raised from 44 supporters Space&RockBag a VIP ticket to the launch event for Space&Rock, where funky brides and grooms can find weird and wonderful venues.£4,400 (44%)[…]

The Fiver: Elemental

 ElementalWe’ve been battling the elements this week at Crowdfunder HQ in Newquay, with wintery wind and wild water swirling around outside. Nature can be harsh, but also gentle, warm and nurturing – something these five projects are making the most of.If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain. Bird SunglassesThere’s more[…]

From Frome to Birmingham – £495,000 of grants for local projects

Keen crowdfunders know how brilliant crowdfunding is for turning individual projects into reality – but increasingly whole communities are now launching campaigns with funds to make ideas happen in their area.Two shining examples are Birmingham and Frome who today are launching two campaigns with funds and coaching designed to support local projects.Birmingham City Council have[…]