Half Way There!
Our crowd funding pitch to save The Old Lock Up Studio via People Fund It has now been running for just over a week & we have reached a whopping 52% of our target today!!
You can see the crowd funding pitch here: http://www.peoplefund.it/help-save-the-old-lock-up-studio-2013/
Crowd funding is still a relatively new thing in the UK and most people to be honest haven’t heard of it.
Here are a couple of quotes about crowd funding that capture what it’s all about:
“Crowdfunding is a new way for people to pool small amounts of money to back a good idea or project.”
“A newfangled way to raise money by tapping into a ‘crowd’ of like minded trendsetters willing to invest small amounts of cash in exchange for unique rewards and being part of something unique.
Crowdfunding enables creative fundraising, the social way”
“Charity has been unharnessed from tragedy and uncoupled from institution – it has become upbeat. Set aside the whole ‘globalised collective’ aspect and fun really is the defining aspect of crowdfunding.”
Great ideas & projects can be kick started via crowd funding and a couple of examples of some recent really great ones are the pitch being run by via crowd funder ‘Dyfi Landshare’ who are ‘raising funds to set up a Dyfi Land Share which will increase community access to land and enable greater local food production in the Dyfi Valley.’
You can see more here: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/investment/dyfi-land-share-1572
And a crowd funding pitch that achieved it’s target in full a couple of weeks ago via People Fund it are a co operative bakery in Leeds who raised over £8,000 during their crowd funding pitch, here’s their facebook page & you can see them receiving their cheque from Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Leeds-Bread-Coop/245404722229376?group_id=0
If your interested in what it’s all about then there are some great websites that can help: just google crowd funding…
If you’d like to keep up to date with how the crowd funding is going you can follow me on twitter…. @RachaelPinks