The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced £4 million funding over the next four years for 25 community-led projects across the city through his Crowdfund London scheme, supported by the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP) and crowdfunding website Spacehive. Local regeneration proposals in Camden, Hackney, Brent and Haringey will all receive funding.
The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is in the midst of its annual European Benchmarking report and has launched an open call for crowdfunding platform to participate by providing data. The survey data is collected directly from online marketplace from 28 countries in Europe with
The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has launched a survey dedicated to addressing the challenges of cross border transactions in the investment space. More specifically, the ECN is seeking input on cross border crowdfunding and online lending, including peer to peer / marketplace lending.
Putting together an appealing crowdfunding pitch, one which catches the attention of backers or investors and gets them to part with cash, is a fine art. Whether you’re after £10,000 or £1m, there has never been more competition from high street investors. Honest engagement with your audience is critical – reply promptly to questions. And, nowadays, the video is critical. That bar is always rising. But most important, you must prepare pre-launch.
Facebook announced Thursday it will expand its charitable giving tools to include personal fundraisers. The campaigns will allow people 18 and older to raise money for themselves, a friend -- or someone or something not on Facebook, like a pet.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan has today launched a crowdfunding public consultation, which will run for a period of six weeks up to June 2.
"Ensuring that the development of this exciting and innovative form of finance is facilitated for the benefit of the economy, while also ensuring adequate protection for consumers providing funds through crowdfunding platforms is of critical importance," Mr Noonan said today.
A film produced by a Maltese national studying in the US has been shortlisted for an Emmy award, a prize cherished by directors across the globe.
More needs to be done to protect people from fraudulent crowdfunding pages, the Fundraising Regulator has exclusively told the BBC.
On 9th March 2017, Crowdfunding4Culture invited members of the public, crowdfunding platforsms as well as creatives and cultural organisation to join a public consultation on the use of crowdfunding for culture in Europe.