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9 crowdfunding platforms for charities, community groups and social entrepreneurs

Crowdfunding presents a real opportunity for organisations and individuals raising money and awareness for good causes. However, as we shared in our recent blog, ‘5 tips for finding the right crowdfunding platform for your good cause’, one of the first challenges organisations face when looking to crowdfund is deciding on which platform to use.

The different fees, funding models, services and sector specialisations offered can make finding the best platform for your project's needs a real struggle. To help you make this decision, we thought: ‘who better to tell you about the different platforms than the platforms themselves?’.

We caught up with nine of the main crowdfunding platforms supporting good causes in the UK, to ask them about what motivates them, how they can help you reach your crowdfunding target and what advice they’d give to anyone launching a crowdfunding campaign.

Read the short interviews below with each of the platforms on what they do, what sets them apart and how they can help you crowdfund your next project.

Crowdfunder - a crowdfunding platform for community groups, businesses, charities and social enterprises.

CrowdJustice - crowdfunding legal action and public interest law.

Ethex - making investing into projects with a social purpose easy to understand and do.

GoGetFunding - helping individuals crowdfund for the causes they care about.

Hubbub - crowdfunding university student and alumni projects.

Spacehive - crowdfunding local projects to transform public spaces.

JustGiving Crowdfunding - helping anyone raise money to fund their own good cause.

DigVentures - crowdfunding archaeology and heritage projects.

GlobalGiving UK - crowdfunding for grassroots organisations around the world.

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Jonathan Bone

Jonathan Bone

Jonathan Bone

Mission Manager, healthy life mission

Jonathan works within Nesta Cymru (Wales), focusing on working across public, private and non-profit sectors to deliver innovative solutions that tackle obesity and loneliness in Wales.

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Peter Baeck

Peter Baeck

Peter Baeck

Director of the Centre for Collective Intelligence Design

Peter leads work that explores how combining human and machine intelligence can develop innovative solutions to social challenges.

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