What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a different way to raise money for good ideas. People are increasingly bypassing more traditional funding routes such as bank loans or grants and turning instead to the people around them and in their community to support their venture. It's been around for centuries but the internet makes it possible to reach much bigger audiences than before.

Is it right for your idea?

In a word, yes. Crowdfunder projects come in all shapes and sizes. We've helped over 80,000 individuals, charities, businesses and community projects to raise over £70 million for great ideas like yours. That enables them to change lives and make an impact in their community, meaning we're the number one rewards-based platform in the UK.

Why Crowdfunder?

Crowdfunder has created a unique funding model. We have a pot of more than £5 million of extra funding from the public and private sector for projects, depending on what you're doing and where you're doing it. And our crowdfunding experts are the best in the industry and are on hand to help you every step of the way.

How do I plan a Crowdfunder project?

Like most things in life, the more you put into your Crowdfunder project the more you'll get out of it. Crowdfunding is no different and although it has its challenges, we're here to help. You've done the hard bit by coming up with your idea, now you have to make sure you have everything lined up and ready to go before launching. Planning your project

How do I create a project?

Creating a good Crowdfunder project does take time but our website is designed to make it as straightforward as possible. Check out what other successful projects did and aim to explain your idea in a structured, concise and engaging way. A simple video and some pictures will give it a really professional look. Creating your project

How do I run a project?

Once you've made your plan and created your page, you need to think about how to promote it to your supporters. There are a number of ways to shout about what you're doing from word of mouth to social media. Start with the people closest to you, and work your way out to your community and beyond. Be patient though because spamming simply won't work. Running your project


To find out more about crowdfunding, you can access the guides as detailed or choose where you'll be taken through every step required. You don't have to 'go live' until you are ready, or indeed at all! 

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