Crowdfunding for politics – UK’s top 8 political crowdfunds

Crowdfunder became the home of political crowdfunding for the General Election 2015 with hundreds of candidates and political campaigners raising the funds they need in the run-up to May 7th.  We’ve pulled together the top-eight projects across the UK.  The Green Party – innovating with crowdfunding  Alongside setting up a bespoke campaign on Crowdfunder enabling[…]

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Crowdfunding for filmmakers

New filmmakers from across England will launch crowdfunding projects as a part of Creative England’s annual short film initiative: iShorts. Following hundreds of applications from aspiring filmmakers, 19 producer / director teams have been chosen to receive a share of just under £100k from Creative England. 
Each team will also launch a campaign on Crowdfunder giving[…]

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Crowdfunding for Universities

“Crowdfunder is working with universities across the UK to bring crowdfunding to students, alumni, research departments and faculties. Working with Plymouth University, we’ve developed new finance, fundraising and enterprise skills and are now opening up new educational and business opportunities in educational institutions and learning communities across Britain.” Phil Geraghty, MD, Crowdfunder How universities are[…]

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Crowdfunding for sport – Cornish cricket fields a googly!

Cricket-lovers in Cornwall and organisers of the sport determined to increase participation and community support have launched an innovative county-wide fundraising initiative to boost the game and halt falling numbers of people enjoying it. Cornwall Cricket CEO Sean Hooper and fundraising organisation Crowdfunder have teamed up to help create a sustainable future for cricket in Cornwall[…]

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Crowdfunding for business – eight of the best business projects in the UK

Best Business Crowdfunding Projects Crowdfunder works with businesses as well as charities, community groups and individuals who want to make their great ideas a reality. The Crowdfunder Academy crew have hand-picked eight of the best to showcase just what can happen when businesses reach out to their communities to fundraise their brilliant projects. We’re all[…]

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Crowdfunding for Universities – University of Surrey launches Crowdfunder platform

The University of Surrey and Crowdfunder have partnered to give enterprising students and staff the opportunity to get their ideas off the ground. The University of Surrey branded Crowdfunder platform works by allowing individuals and groups to seek backing for projects and activities from a wide community of supporters – ‘a crowd’. ‘Project creators’ share an[…]

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Crowdfunding for Universities – A theatrical start for the University of Surrey’s crowdfunding platform

The University of Surrey’s Theatre Society were the very first group to launch a campaign on the University of Surrey crowdfunding platform. Their success in raising the money they needed for an ambitious production of the Michael Frayn play “Noises Off “shows how crowdfunding can help turn great ideas into reality. “We wanted to step[…]

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How to Crowdfund a political website…

Tony Grew, Sunday Times Political journalist talks to Crowdfunder about why he’s launched a fundraising campaign to start his own hyper-local Parliament journalism platform.  Take the stage Tony… In a way, crowdfunding is an old concept. The idea of a community coming together to fund a new amenity, or spending their money in local shops to sustain[…]

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Crowdfunding and StartUp Loans

Thanks to our exciting new partnership with Virgin StartUp, we’ve got an initial £750,000 of loan funding available for up to 100 businesses that successfully run a project on Crowdfunder (yes – it could be for you!), giving businesses and individuals the opportunity to become eligible for a Virgin StartUp loan through the process of crowdfunding. Our partnership with[…]

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How UBREW raised £125k from a mix of rewards & equity crowdfunding

Crowdfunder and Crowdcube have brought together two types of crowdfunding to help entrepreneurs turn brilliant ideas into reality. By taking startup businesses through a two-stage fundraising campaign, these sister crowdfunding platforms have enabled individuals to establish a steady client base through rewards-crowdfunding before using equity crowdfunding to take the business to the next level.  […]

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Crowdfunding Politics – a word from the front line…

James Smith – from the freshly created, Something New Party talks of why he has launched a Crowdfunder campaign and how we’ve made it easy to crowdfund and fundraise for the General Election 2015.  James Smith After rather a long delay, I’ve finally got my crowdfunding campaign launched for the election. This is a big part[…]

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Nesta New Radicals collaborate to bring business success

Having been named as a New Radical by Nesta – the UK’s drivers of innovation and new thinking, helping to bring great ideas to market – Crowdfunder is extraordinarily proud to watch as another is benefiting from our bustling business and crowdfunding community. Mazí Mas is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting and employing migrant and[…]

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How to raise £219,000 in 28 days on Crowdfunder: The Wave: Bristol

The Wave: Bristol raised over £200,000 with Crowdfunder in a phenomenally successful crowdfunding campaign. If we can put the campaign’s triumphs down to one thing it would be the project’s extensive network – a brilliantly coordinated team of surfers, sustainability experts, charities and marketing professionals.