For the first time, one of the UK’s leading banks is partnering with a crowdfunding platform in an innovative collaboration to support social enterprises and community projects across the UK.
Inspirational community projects looking to support social change are now able to present their ideas on Crowdfunder.co.uk and unlock matched funding of up to £10,000 from Santander’s new Changemaker Fund.
The new fund is open to social enterprises, small charities and community groups helping disadvantaged people in the UK. Eligible projects seeking funds of up to £20,000 and focussed on skills, knowledge and innovation that get the crowd’s backing will receive 50% of their funding requirement from Santander.
As well as access to the £200,000 matched funding from Santander, projects will benefit from the Crowdfunding team specialists with education, enterprise and coaching support to unlock the further funds and create lasting impacts in communities across the UK. Further funding will be released in 2017.