Crowdfunding for Charities and Social Enterprises

Learn how to achieve crowdfunding success

Crowdfunding workshop for social enterprises and charities

Why come on Crowdfunding For Charities and Social Enterprises?

It’s tough raising finance but there are alternatives to grants and banks. Crowdfunding for Charities and Social Enterprises is a practical and interactive one-day crowdfunding course in London for anyone interested in raising finance for their business.

Crowdfunding is an innovative alternative funding tool for charities and social enterprises. But it’s much more than that – it enables you to reach out and engage a wide range of people – and if they back or invest in you they become your evangelists, your ambassadors and your customers.

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Paul Ryan, Cafe Art

“Great course - we're just about to launch a crowdfunding campaign and this was perfect. (After attending the course Paul successfully raised £17,500 on Kickstarter)”

What we’ll cover on the course

  • the three models of crowdfunding
  • the USPs of the different platforms
  • what inspires donors, lenders or investors
  • how to craft a pitch
  • marketing your campaign
  • Finally – discuss whether it is right for you!

After this workshop you will:

  • understand the three models of crowdfunding – donations, debt and equity
  • know what the different crowdfunding platforms can offer you
  • know how crowdfunding could help your charity or social enterprise
  • learn tips and case studies


“Great structure, pace and content. Relevant materials and examples, and informative networking” Ian Smith, Food Plymouth CIC

“It has given me a really good idea of what is involved and the characteristics of a project suitable for crowdfunding” Chantelle Norton, Food in Community CIC

“Practical and accessible. Anne was knowledgeable and very flexible in her approach” Helen Mann, Young Westminster Foundation

“Really inspiring” Lisa Glithero, Baked Bean Company


The course takes place from 10:30am – 4:30pm at our offices in The Fire Station, 139 Tooley St, London Bridge:


For this one day workshop  plus all course materials you pay:

Organisational turnover £1m + £149
Organisational turnover £500,000 – £1m £129
Organisation turnover £100,000 – £499,999 £109
Organisational turnover less than £100,000 £79



How to book

First, select the date you wish to attend below. You will be asked for your name, email address and telephone number.  Once you have entered these, select your price category and click ‘proceed to payment’.

You will be given the option to pay immediately online with a credit or debit card (make sure you have one to hand!), or you can select ‘pay by invoice’ and our finance team will be in touch with an invoice.

If you have any questions about the course or the booking process please contact SSE’s Sales and Marketing Manager David McGlashan on 020 7089 9120 or email

Anne Strachan, CrowdfundUK

Anne Strachan, course facilitator

Anne Strachan is CrowdfundUK, an independent consultant. She runs training and support for the third sector, creatives and startups on social investment and community fundraising including crowdfunding. Anne is working with Manchester City Council to support the third sector across the City in developing and running crowdfunding campaigns for charities and social enterprises. Anne has run her workshops across the UK in partnership with Local CVS and local authorities, Third and creative sector support organisations and Business and social enterprise support networks.