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Crowdfunder.co.uk

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Crowdfunder.co.uk
Type of site
Crowdfunding (Social business)
Headquarters
Founder(s)Rob Love, Simon Deverell, Dawn Bebe, Phil Geraghty
Websitewww.crowdfunder.co.uk
LaunchedJanuary 1, 2013; 8 years ago (2013-01-01)

Crowdfunder.co.uk is a United Kingdom based crowdfunding platform for projects aiming to tackle society's challenges.

Overview[edit]

As of January 2019 Crowdfunder.co.uk has been used to crowdfund projects worth over £60 million including the 'I am an Immigrant' poster campaign.[1] aiming to celebrate immigration in London, a billboard campaign for Dignity in Dying[2], and a campaign to fly an inflatable balloon[3] of Donald Trump over London. Crowdfunder.co.uk projects have attracted significant press coverage in the UK and internationally.

Crowdfunder.co.uk was initially created by Crowdcube and was then merged with Peoplefund.it in 2013[4] by Rob Love, former Managing Director of River Cottage, Dawn Bebe, Simon Deverell and Phil Geraghty.

Funded through a mix of private and social investors via a series of crowdfunding campaigns on Crowdcube[5], the website allows projects to raise funds via donation, rewards or Community Shares crowdfunding. Projects on Crowdfunder.co.uk operate under an 'all or nothing' or 'keep what you raise' model. In ‘all or nothing’ the money only goes to the project owner if the full funding target is met. With 'keep what you raise' any funds raised are sent through to the project owner.

Project owners can also apply for match funding[6] from a series of partners on the platform at the same time as they crowdfund.

Crowdfunder has also run white labels of its platform for partners such as Virgin Media Business[7] and Marks & Spencer[8]

Crowdfunder.co.uk's partners include Creative England, Nesta, Mother, GoDaddy, Virgin Media Business, Marks and Spencer, GoDaddy, Santander Consumer Bank, Plymouth City Council, Harrow London Borough Council, London Borough of Lewisham, Stirling Council and Aberdeen City Council.

Notable supporters of Crowdfunder.co.uk projects include the actor Sir Patrick Stewart[9], Stormzy[10], Michael Sheen[11] and Stephen Fry[12]

Awards[edit]

  • Top 50, New Radicals 2014 - Nesta[13]
  • Fintech Innovation of the Year, 2018 - Digital Leaders[14]

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