Type of site
|Crowdfunding (Social business)|
Newquay, United Kingdom
|Founder(s)||Rob Love, Simon Deverell, Dawn Bebe, Phil Geraghty|
|Launched||January 1, 2013|
Crowdfunder.co.uk is a United Kingdom based crowdfunding platform for projects aiming to tackle society's challenges.
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. aiming to celebrate immigration in London, a billboard campaign for Dignity in Dying, and a campaign to fly an inflatable balloon 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 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, 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 from a series of partners on the platform at the same time as they crowdfund.
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.
- Article on BBCBBC
- Article on Huffington PostHuffPost
- Article on BuzzfeedBuzzFeed
- Article on TechcrunchTechCrunch
- Closed pitch on CrowdcubeCrowdcube
- Extra funding on Crowdfunder.co.uk
- Article on Virgin Media BusinessVirgin Media Business
- Press release on Marks & SpencerMarks & Spencer
- Crowdfunding project on Crowdfunder.co.uk
- Article on BBCBBC
- Article on North Wales live
- Twitter post by Stephen Fry
- New Radicals feature | Nesta
- Press Release | Digital Leaders
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