Building green futures and putting goats on streets: Bristol enters the crowdfunding mix
12th February 2016
Innovative ideas across Bristol are becoming a reality thanks to the Bristol Green Capital Partnership and Crowdfunder - bringing the power of crowd validation and funding to the city.
After announcing the opening of the Better Bristol crowdfunding platform in late 2015, community groups, businesses and innovative individuals are making the most of the opportunity to raise the funds they need to make their great ideas a reality.
The Better Bristol campaign was set up in partnership with Crowdfunder UK to support and promote the activities of our 800+ member organisations as well as all those in the city with a passion for positive change.
Rewards-based crowdfunding enables people to raise the amount they need to get their idea off the ground by asking people to pledge money for items or experiences via a webpage which they create on an online crowdfunding platform.
The Bristol Green Capital Partnership and Crowdfunder have already helped raise over £127,000 for projects in Bristol since the October 2015 partnership launch, with many more ideas coming online in the next few months. Over 80 people have now attended introductory workshops, to help them start to plan and shape their future Crowdfunding campaigns.
Do you have an idea or an initiative that will help Bristol to become a low carbon city with a high quality of life for all?
- Add your initial project or idea online and we'll be back in touch to offer guidance and support on the next steps. Visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/better-bristol and select 'Add your Project'
- Download a Better Bristol Fundraising pack with step-by-step guidance and tips
- Watch a webinar on Crowdfunding
Meet the crowdfunders
Freshly launched - Your Green Future is an interactive event run by the Severn Wye Energy Agency for students looking to open their minds and expand their thinking on the low-carbon solutions of the future. Looking to raise £5,000, rewards include exhibition space and the opportunity to cover the cost of a students ticket - potentially changing the world through positive education. Pledge here.
Street Goat - FUNDED!
Street Goat is a group of people in Bristol who came together over a love of goats and desire for more local food. The crowdfunding campaign raised £9,345 from 167 backers – raising the funds needed to bring a co-operative, community micro goat dairy to the streets of Bristol. Rewards included invites to a Street Goats Supporters Party, the opportunity to “raise the roof” as they build the goat compound and Street Goat ethical bags. Get inspired by their campaign.