Crowdfunding, the method of sourcing funds from large numbers of people, has been growing quickly worldwide in recent years and has the potential to revolutionise the world of finance, creating new opportunities to fund everything from new products and businesses to community projects. As the market grows, so too does the number of sites (or 'platforms') that facilitate the exchange between the crowd of funders and those seeking finance. To help you find the platform most suited to your financing needs, this directory lists information on those platforms currently open to fundraising from individuals and businesses in the UK.
Nesta is an independent charity with a mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life.
We do this by providing investments and grants and mobilising research, networks and skills.
Nesta doesn’t work alone. We rely on the strength of the partnerships we form with other innovators, community organisations, educators and investors too.
We’re in the very lucky position of gaining greater independence and freedom at a time when many organisations face severe constraints.
We hope that we can work with you to help bring your idea to life.
We are a charity registered in England and Wales with charity no. 1144091 and in Scotland with no. SC042833. Our full company name is “Nesta Operating Company”. Read more about our charitable objects.