According to Crowdfunder, this makes it the only crowdfunding platform to offer 100% fee-free fundraising to charities and people raising funds for charities, with donations received administered by Charities Trust, including Gift Aid, to ensure that 100% of both go to charity.
Supporters will be asked if they want to “tip” the platform to cover costs, but this will be entirely optional.
The site offers three primary options for those looking to raise money:
- individuals raising money for a charitable or other good cause (eg person doing a sponsored event for a charity, person raising money for medical expenses, funeral costs, etc) – 0% fee
- group or individual raising money to make a project happen (eg business startup, purchase of equipment for a charity / organisation / community) – 3% fee
- big impact projects raising over £50,000, driving social impact, with a big crowd, supporting a national campaign perhaps. – 3% fee
Simon Deverell, Creative Director, Crowdfunder said:
“Every penny raised for charity should go to charity. The millions of hard-working fundraisers deserve platforms that put their goals – to raise as much money for their chosen cause – first. For too long fundraising platforms have profited from people’s goodwill. We believe this model is outdated. That’s why we’ve launched a totally fee free fundraising platform and will roll out rewards-based pledging and match funding over the next six months.”
Andrew Moore, Director of Private Fundraising and Communications at the Halo Trust, which recently raised £9,740 on the platform, said:
“Fundraising platforms usually cost money which reduces the amount we receive to save and rebuild lives by clearing landmines and explosives. Crowdfunder’s new fee free fundraising feature will ensure every penny raised by our supporters goes directly to our lifesaving work.”
To date, over £72m has been raised on Crowdfunder by thousands of businesses, social enterprises, charities, community groups and individuals across the UK.
Further information is available on the Crowdfunder website.