Coaching & Support Hub


Guidance and support for crowdfunding projects

If you're running a charity fundraiser, you can visit our dedicated charities coaching & support hub.

Online crowdfunding course

Online courses

Take our introductory course to get to grips with the basics, then grow your expertise with the Crowdfunder team. 

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Free crowdfunding guide

Accelerator Programme

Join our two week intensive programme, hosted on Facebook by our expert crowdfunding coaches.

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Online crowdfunding course

Big Impact Programme

Designed for projects creating a positive and measurable impact that need to crowdfund for more than £50,000.

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Free crowdfunding guide

Online Events

Our team regularly host interactive sessions to share all the tips you need to be successful on Crowdfunder.

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Watch our 'Crowdfunding with confidence' webinar

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FAQs

What makes a good crowdfunding project page?

It's important to tell your story in a way that resonates with visitors to your Crowdfunder project page. Including quality images, short videos and headings within the text will also make your page more engaging. Once potential supporters have connected with your story, a range of interesting rewards will help to motivate them to pledge. Check out our Social Media hub too for top tips on how to promote your project via your social channels.

How do I calculate my target?

Your crowdfunding target should be a balance between what you need to make your idea happen and what you can realistically raise from people you know. You will also need to make sure that your target covers the cost of paying for delivering rewards and any fees. Remember you can always raise more than 100%, so start with an achievable goal.

What can I offer as a reward?

Think about the different types of people who might want to pledge and offer rewards to suit each of them. This could include physical products, unique experiences, digital goodies or creative mementos. It's a good idea to offer rewards at a range of price points, perhaps starting from as little as £10. 

Do I need a project video?

A project video is not compulsory on Crowdfunder, so you can choose to run your project without one. However, there are lots of benefits to adding a video to your crowdfunding page. On average, Crowdfunder projects with a video raise more than three times as much as those without.

Have additional questions? Check out our Help Centre or contact our support team at [email protected].

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We also have +Extra Funding for our projects

We look after over millions of pounds of +Extra funding from our partners, made up of a mix of public and private sector organisations, charities and funding bodies.

Think of it as an extra big pledge on your project to help you get to your target.

At this critical time, we also have specific funds which are designed especially for businesses and communities suffering the effects of the coronavirus. 

We got around £22,500 in extra funds, bringing our total to over £76,000.

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Sarah Bentley - Made in Hackney

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THANK YOU SO MUCH!! For your incredibly detailed, and obviously personal, advice and support!! Some of the stuff you suggested I have done, some I have planned, and some I hadn’t thought of, so this is really useful.

The coaches have seen many projects and have a good idea of what works well. It's a totally new experience for most crowdfunding; not for the coaches however - use their knowledge!

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Meet the coaching team!

We're incredibly proud of our UK-based coaching team - they'll be on hand every step of the way to assist you with any questions or queries about crowdfunding that you might have.

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If you still have questions, check out our Help Centre or contact our support team at [email protected].