Crowdfunding is a way to raise money to make good things happen, whether that’s making a difference to a friend, pet, family member, club or community.
Crowdfunding for an emergency
When ‘The Village Shop’ in Norwich was set on fire, a member of the local community crowdfunded to help the shop owner rebuild their business. The page raised over £30,000 in just 30 days.
Crowdfunding for a group
The Great Britain Deaf Women's Football team needed to raise £10,000 to enter and send a team to the 2016 Deaf World Cup in Italy. Their page raised £17,320.
Crowdfunding for an individual
After missing her last train from London, Nicole met Mark, who helped her to find somewhere safe and warm to shelter. To repay the kindness he showed her, Nicole set up a page to raise funds to try and help get him off the streets and rebuild his life. She raised over £13,000 in under two months.
Crowdfunding in memory of someone
Campaigns can be set up to honour the memory of a loved one. This often involves covering the cost of funerals, memorials or donating to charity in their name. Kevin's page raised £8,140 in memory of his wife, Becky.
Crowdfunding for medical treatment
The cost of life-saving medical treatment can be incredibly high. Crowdfunding can be a really effective way of easing this financial burden. Ollie’s parents need to raise a total of £440,000 for his treatment, and achieved a significant amount of this in the first 30 days.