Crowdfunding Football Clubs: Ten Top Tips

After Grimsby Town FC missed out on promotion to the Football League in May, their fans and the Mariners Trust decided to set up a Crowdfunder campaign to help their manager buy new players. 50 days, 2000+ pledges and £110,000 later, we can safely say that Grimsby Town FC has scored big. They gave us[…]

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Crowdfunding football: How Grimsby Town FC raised £110,000 on Crowdfunder

After Grimsby Town FC missed out on promotion to the Football League in May, their fans and the Mariners Trust decided to set up a Crowdfunder campaign to help their manager buy new players. 50 days, 2000+ pledges and £110,000 later, we can safely say that Grimsby Town FC has scored big as one of[…]


Crowdfunding Community Shares: Positive News

Now offering Community Shares, Crowdfunder’s first share issue, Positive News, has raised £263,000 from their readers, supporters and journalists. The vast public support for this project reflects the growing trend for social investment across the UK – where communities are coming together to save their local pubs, develop community energy projects and take control of[…]

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Crowdfunding to prove your startup idea

How crowdfunding can prove your startup is a great idea Sophie Mackintosh from the Virgin StartUp team talks us through how crowdfunding can work as a vital tool to validate your business idea before you apply for a Virgin Start Up Loan.  When you’re starting up, it’s vital to ensure that your business is actually[…]


Crowdfunding for British Film

Creative England’s ishorts filmmakers get funding boost as their Crowdfunder campaigns unlock 40% more funding Nineteen of the UK’s hottest new producer/director teams have raised £40k through – helping them to unlock £100k of match funding as part of Creative England’s iShorts initiative. The iShorts campaign, delivered in partnership with Crowdfunder, as part of the[…]

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Five business “launch lessons” on Crowdfunder

Inspiring guest blog by Elderbrook Cordial Tonics – What have we learned so far? Our 5 biggest lessons from launching on Crowdfunder. Busy. Stressful. Nerve wracking. Incredibly good fun. And touching to have so much support. That probably sums up our experience running our project on Crowdfunder so far. Elderbrook Cordial Tonics are superfood enriched cordials that are[…]

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Small Business Funding – how crowdfunding fits

Phil Geraghty, managing director of, the UK’s biggest reward-based crowdfunding platform, said, “The UK has one of the most vibrant entrepreneurial scenes in the world and we’re thrilled to see crowdfunding playing a significant part in getting fantastic ideas and businesses to market. The plight of small businesses and the lack of funding available[…]

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Crowdfunding and Tax: Harland Accountants partner with Crowdfunder

Harland Accountants have announced that they are to sponsor the Crowdfunder’s Crowdfund Devon and Cornwall campaigns. The South West’s leading accountancy firm will offer free specialist tax and business advice to projects following their successful crowdfunding campaigns. “As a leading accountant in Devon and Cornwall, partnering with Crowdfunder to offer projects help and advice was[…]

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Top Tips for businesses by Richard Branson, Crowdfunder, The Cambridge Satchel Company & Rapha

We’ve been live in Detroit with Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin, Rob Love, of Crowdfunder,  Julie Deane, The Cambridge Satchel Company and Tom Wood from innovative cycling brand Rapha. After an exciting “sky high” finance and “growth hacking sesh” on the plane from the UK to Detroit on the inaugural Virgin Atlantic flight, three unique Great British[…]

Three entrepreneurs win the trip of a lifetime to Detroit with Sir Richard Branson and Crowdfunder

Three UK entrepreneurs, who launched their business thanks to funding from Virgin StartUp, are celebrating after winning the opportunity of a lifetime to develop their business growth strategy in the sky with Sir Richard Branson. They will also gain further financial advice from Rob Love, chairman of Crowdfunder. The sessions will take place during Virgin[…]

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Top three community shares projects in the UK #OwnedByTheCrowd

Have you heard the news? Crowdfunder has launched “Owned By The Crowd” – community shares for community businesses, organisations and charities across the UK. It’s an exciting time for us, and we wanted to share with you some of the UK’s top community shares that have already taken place so you can get a flavour for[…]


Crowdfunder launches Community Shares

Crowdfunder is set to revolutionise UK community funding as it launches its first community share offer in partnership with The Community Share Company. The Community Shares Company has worked on some of the most-high profile British community share offers to date including Hastings Pier, the first ever UK charity to issue community shares. Community shares[…]

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Crowdfunding Charities: Huge response to crowdfunded newspaper ads campaign opposing repeal of Human Rights Act

1,000 people pledge to pay for newspaper adverts in first few hours of new campaign ‘The repeal of this Act could lead to an unravelling of progress on human rights across the world’ – Kate Allen Amnesty International has received a huge response to a new crowdfunded newspaper adverts campaign calling on the recently-appointed Justice[…]


Crowdfunding Charities: 9 of the best UK charity crowdfunds

9 of the UK’s best charity crowdfunding projects – picked from our Crowdfunder Academy coaches for charity innovation in fundraising, great rewards and fantastic crowdfunding campaigns. Kids Company, a charity that supports vulnerable children with hot meals, clothing and general support, raised more than £100,000 on Crowdfunder and leads the UK in innovation in fundraising by[…]


Crowdfunding Film: £100k boost for English Film Industry

Creative England has selected 19 new producer/director teams as part of a nationwide search to find the country’s best new filmmakers. 

iShorts is a short film initiative delivered as part of the BFI NET.WORK. Following hundreds of applications from aspiring filmmakers, the winning teams will each receive £5k of funding Creative England. 

In addition, each[…]