Adding more excitement towards Crowdfunder UK’s Crowdcube initiative, managing director of the reward-based crowdfunding, Phil Geraghty, announced Creative England has offered up £200,000 towards the campaign.
Geraghty shared on Wednesday:
“A huge thank you to Creative England who were one of the first to pledge on our equity fundraise on Crowdcube! They’re investing £200k in Crowdfunder to strengthen the innovative partnership we have developed. Creative England have led the way distributing match funds through crowdfunding – and now have agreed to work with Crowdfunder across the next three years to raise £1million for creative industries projects.”
Geraghty also noted that Creative England has established a partnership with Crowdfunder, successfully piloting the distribution of £100,000 of match fund money to up and coming filmmakers through its innovative iShorts campaign. The company will now be looking to provide match funding to amplify funds pledged by members of the public – with a long term aim to raise £1million for creative industry projects in three years.
Caroline Norbury MBE, Chief Executive of Creative England, stated:
“I’ve worked with Crowdfunder on a number of campaigns and I’m proud to be a board member of this exciting company. What’s clear to me is the huge potential of crowdfunding for the creative industry and the ability of the Crowdfunder team to combine agility, responsiveness, reach and creativity in this market . I’m proud to be involved and looking forward to watching this business grow.
“There is a wealth of talent in our country poised to turn their creative ideas into a commercial success, but who can struggle to find finance through traditional routes. We are very excited to continue our partnership with Crowdfunder to help these creative entrepreneurs get the financial support they need to thrive.”
“Creative England have pioneered in the crowdfunding space – working with Crowdfunder to successfully amplify their funds by matching their funds with the crowd’s. This investment will further enhance our ability to ensure Crowdfunding is a core part of the future of fund distribution – and give more projects the support they need to turn their ideas into reality. We expect this will pave the way for more funders to partner with crowdfunder over the coming months to distribute funds, matching their funds with the crowd’s.”
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