Fund title: Changemaker

Focus of fund/fund aims:

To help community groups, social enterprises, start-ups and small charities to tackle social problems in communities across the UK

Application deadline:

n/a

Fund description:

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 £10k from the new Changemaker Fund.

The fund is a partnership between Crowdfunder and Santander, with the aim of providing extra support for successful crowdfunding campaigns for projects that will make a real difference and help disadvantaged people in local communities.

Organisations can seek up to £20,000, and eligible enterprises will receive 50 per cent of funding – up to £10,000 – from the Changemaker fund. Eligible projects must reach the halfway mark to their total within six weeks of launching .

Projects must be run by organisations (not individuals) and must help disadvantaged people in the UK. Ideas must support social change, develop skills or grow knowledge. In addition to providing funding to social enterprises to help the local communities, projects will receive education, enterprise and coaching support to help ideas flourish.

Further information:

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/plus/santander/changemaker