Crowdfunding

Tech-based approach to tackling homelessness could save billions

30/06/2021

Seb Barker explains how local government can use crowdfunding to tackle a wide range of social problems.

Crowdfunding platform launches offer to roll out EV chargers in Greater Manchester

19/04/2021

Crowdfunding platform Abundance Investment Ltd has launched an offer to fund the roll out of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure throughout the Greater Manchester area.

Council considers community bond scheme

20/05/2020

Warrington Borough Council has put forward plans for a Community Municipal Bond (CMB) scheme to help deliver a new solar farm.

Platform launches fund to help councils crowdsource for ‘green’ projects

04/06/2019

A finance platform has invited councils to apply for grants to pilot new Community Municipal Bonds for raising finance for 'green' infrastructure projects.

Investment-based crowdfunding has ‘untapped potential’ for councils, study says

01/05/2019

Crowdfunding has ‘huge, untapped potential’ for public sector infrastructure finance, a new study has concluded.

Cash-strapped school launches £20,000 crowdfunding campaign

16/01/2019

A Worcestershire school has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £20,000 in order to supplement its ‘squeezed’ budget.

The grant funding revolution

08/01/2018

A new pilot project has suggested that the impact of grant money could be amplified if it was distributed via crowdfunding. Dawn Bebe reports on the findings.

Sadiq Khan pledges £400,000 for community projects

28/07/2017

The mayor of London has pledged to support 25 community-led projects with £400,000 through his Crowdfund London initiative.

Town council launches crowdfunding scheme

02/03/2017

A council in Somerset has launched an online crowdfunding scheme to pay for local projects.

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