Niche Crowdfunding Websites
For Authors – Unbound allows you to listen to authors’ ideas for what they’d like to write before they even start. If you like their idea, you can pledge to support, each with different rewards. The higher your pledge, the greater the rewards you’ll receive, from your name in the back of the book to lunch with the author.
The House Crowd is a crowdfunding platform for property investment. Property Crowdfunding enables you to join like-minded people to invest in property – everyone contributing a small amount of money and sharing in the profits proportionately.
PledgeMusic is an online Direct-to-Fan crowdfunding music platform that facilitates musicians reaching out to their fanbase (termed Pledgers) to pre-sell, market, and distribute music projects including recordings, music videos, and concerts.
Seed&Spark is a film crowdfunding and online distribution platform. Films are crowdfunded in the studio area where backers earn sparks. Once a campaign is successful, supporters may redeem their sparks by watching the film on the website.
Fig provides game studios and their fans a new approach to game development. They help games get made by bringing together fans and investors. You can buy shares in the game and benefit from potential future sales receipts from that game.
Crowdfunding for wine. Each project is owned by independent winemakers. Cruzu is a network and logistics service that connects winemakers with wine investors. This enables winemakers to sell directly to buyers at the same time getting to know each other.
DonorsChoose.Org is a nonprofit organisation that allows individuals to donate directly to public school classroom projects across the United States. The website enables teachers to request materials and resources for their classrooms. Donors have contributed over $200 million to fund more than 400,000 classroom projects nationwide.
Hubbub has been created for students, so a creator must be a registered member of a university, college or school. The website is free to use for students globally and no fee is charged by the website for their service. Based out of the UK.
Powered by sunshine! Solar Schools is an innovative project that enables schools to crowdfund the cost of installing solar panels. It puts clean energy into classrooms all over the UK. Solar panels reduce carbon emissions, help children learn about environmental issues and raise money to buy more resources.
A peer-to-peer solution for businesses with outstanding invoices. Having to wait 30, 60, 90 or even 120 days for your invoices to be paid can put a lot of strain on your business. Market Invoice helps free up cash flow quickly by unlocking funds from your unpaid invoices.
By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, anyone can help a borrower start or grow a business, go to school, access clean energy or realise their potential. Kiva’s mission is “to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty”. Kiva is a non-profit organisation that allows people to lend money via the Internet to low-income entrepreneurs and students in over 80 countries.
Lendwithcare is a way to help some of the world’s poorest people work their way out of poverty with dignity. They allow you to lend as little as £15 to fund a small business and once your money is repaid you can choose to recycle your loan. Currently working in ten countries and based out of the UK.
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