Published: 9th Oct 2019

Community businesses who choose to use the website Crowdfunder to raise money for their projects could have their efforts matched by up to £6,000. Charitable trust Power to Change has teamed up with the platform to create the Community Business Crowdmatch fund, which offers extra cash to successful crowdfunding campaigns which are run for the benefit of their communities. Several community businesses across the country have already been successful in securing funds to get their business ideas off the ground. In South Derbyshire, a community business is promoting sustainable living with a plastic-free community shop. Through Crowdmatch, they raised £6,962 with 138 supporters in 28 days through the platform, earning an extra £5000 in matched funds. To be eligible for the extra cash, the organisations must meet the four criteria of a community business: Locally rooted Accountable to the local community Trading for the benefit of the local community Have … (To read the full article, subscribe below)