Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising money from a large number of people who each contribute a relatively small amount, typically via the Internet.
An Irish crowdfunding company from the same people that developed iDonate, iFundraise and iRegister.
Rate: 4% commission
Fund it is an all-island crowdfunding website for Ireland’s creative projects, giving everyone the power to help good ideas happen. Fund it is based in Ireland, run by Business to Arts, a not-for-profit organisation working to support resilience and transformation in the cultural sector through research, innovation and partnership.
Fund it is designed to support greater individual giving to the creative sector and facilitate pre-sales of creative projects. Crowdfunding serves to strengthen the bond between a creator and their audience which offers the potential for wider-ranging, long-term relationships.
Fund it is based and provides employment in Ireland and has local experts in fundraising and the cultural and creative industries who will work with you to make your project ready for go-live
Fund it is non-profit and so charges a basic fee of 5% to support the running of the site, and 3% to cover the transaction and other costs for processing your pledges. We charge no extra costs per pledge, and no charges are made unless a project reaches its funding targets within the allotted campaign time.
Linked Finance offer Irish SME’s a new viable alternative to borrowing from the banks. Real people lend small amounts to great Irish businesses at very attractive interest rates.
Linked Finance is Ireland’s largest lending platform. To date our 16,000+ registered lenders have lent over €32m to support 1,000+ great Irish businesses across every county in Ireland. The process is simple, transparent and efficient!
We allow our lenders to make a difference to Irish businesses and earn better interest rates while businesses are free to keep their focus where it should be: on growing their business
Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. To date, tens of thousands of creative projects — big and small — have come to life with the support of the Kickstarter community.
Having funded over 77,000 creative projects since 2009 Kickstarter are a big global player in crowdfunding.
Indiegogo are another big player in international crowdfunding.
Rate: 9% but they refund you 5% if your project goes ahead.