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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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Crowdfunding Politics: Crowdfunder features in the Financial Times

Having crowdfunded over £500,000 for the General Election 2015, the Financial Times this week featured Crowdfunder as “leading the election battle”  – written by top FT journalist Barney Thomas, there are some great insights into political crowdfunding. Julia Groves of the UK Crowdfunding Association commented on Crowdfunder’s work in the political sector: “People have passions[…]

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Crowdfunding in Scotland: Best Scottish crowdfunding projects

Crowdfunder works with businesses, charities, communities and individuals from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Stopping off on the northern side of the border, our Crowdfunder Academy have hand-picked seven of the best projects to showcase just what can happen when projects in Scotland turn to crowdfunding. We can’t wait to see how all the projects develop and[…]

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[…]