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Crowdfunding offers the UK’s independent booksellers a pandemic lifeline
As local bookshop numbers grow, readers have come together to back them in Crickhowell, Brighton and Buckley

Alison Flood

06, Dec, 2021 @4:50 PM

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What is equity crowdfunding? Why cleaning product and nail polish start-ups ask you to invest
Australian consumers have invested tens of millions in early-stage start-ups since the practice was approved in 2018, but experts advise caution

Katie Cunningham

14, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘Good ideas, good work and good luck’: Australian grassroots campaigners on how they got it done
From town hall meetings to QR codes and crowdfunding, three environmental campaigners share the practical tips that helped make their work effective

Sally Dillon

24, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘£3k just to hold the bed’: Exorbitant Covid care costs push Indians into poverty
A struggling healthcare system and inflated black market prices mean hospital treatment can result in a lifetime of debt for many

Cheena Kapoor in Delhi

10, Sep, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Readers chip in to pay dance school fees for ballerina with autism
Constance Bailey, 13, offered a place at Hammond school but her mother could not afford the £90,000 needed

Helen Pidd North of England editor

23, Aug, 2021 @3:59 PM

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Leeds mother pleads for help with autistic daughter’s ballet school fees
Constance Bailey, from the deprived Seacroft estate, has a place at The Hammond School in Chester but cannot afford the costs

Helen Pidd North of England editor

23, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Guggenheim Bilbao asks for €100,000 to restore Jeff Koons’ Puppy
Museum launches crowdfunding campaign to repair structure of US artist’s 12.4-metre west highland terrier

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

12, Jul, 2021 @12:28 PM

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Meatless Farm gives customers chance to put money where their mouth is
Yorkshire-based plant-burger and vegan sausage maker launches £5m crowdfunding drive

Zoe Wood

14, Jun, 2021 @5:01 AM

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US police and public officials donated to Kyle Rittenhouse, data breach reveals
Officers and officials also donated to fundraisers for far-right activists and fellow officers accused of shooting black Americans

Jason Wilson

16, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘It was one big whirlwind’: artist on being unable to access treatment
Kerry, a curator, set up a crowdfunding page and has raised thousands to afford the help she needs

Sarah Marsh

13, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Where’s Cookie? Stars help in Epping Forest hunt for runaway whippet
Search for the elusive dog goes viral with celebrity appeals, a crowdfunding campaign and 8,500 Instagram followers

Donna Ferguson

24, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Even Keanu Reeves is doing it: why are comics going to Kickstarter?
The crowdfunding platform has boomed in the year of coronavirus, with indie mavericks joined by Hollywood royalty

David Barnett

08, Dec, 2020 @3:00 PM

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