SF&G Launch Partnership With Crowdfunder.co.uk

News item first posted on: 10/02/22

Here at SF&G we are delighted to launch our new partnership with the crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder.co.uk.

In recent years crowdfunding has become a vital fundraising tool for many of our members, and that has especially been the case recently after the Covid-19 pandemic temporarily shut down other regular sources of income.

Crowdfunding harnesses the power of the support network and community that surrounds your group, and helps turn lots of small contributions into big ideas.

cf_thumbnail_3.jpgCrowdfunder are a platform who charge zero platform fees to charities and just 5% for other groups, and to boost fundraising potential they have set up an online crowdfunding hub where all SF&G members and related projects can be grouped together, giving both individual campaigns and the sector as a whole better visibility.

This isn't a new approach for Crowdfunder, over lockdown they worked with the Music Venue Trust to raise over £4 million to save over 250 grassroots music venues. They also supported the Theatres Trust and their efforts to support the theatre industry in light of COVID and closures. And more recently a campaign to support the independent brewery industry to get back on its feet helped 30+ breweries collectively raise over £800k since the initiative launched in spring 2021. 

We hope that this partnership will help community gardens, city farms, care farms and other community green spaces get back on their feet and look to the future after what’s been an extremely difficult two years.

Sally Partridge, Chair of Trustees for Social Farms & Gardens said:

Crowdfunding can be such a powerful fundraising tool. Recent years have seen some really tough financial times for many of our members, and the pressures of climate change and the pandemic mean we need our community green spaces now more than ever.

It’s our hope that this new partnership and resources will help more groups raise the funds they need to carry on delivering the amazing work they do in communities up and down the country”

Phil Baker from Crowdfunder said:

"Crowdfunder is excited to be partnering with Social Farms & Gardens to help the important work their members do after what’s been a challenging period. We want to show our support so these unique projects in communities across the UK can continue to farm, garden and grow together in 2022 and beyond."

Find out more about crowdfunding, and the resources on offer to support your campaign here.