crowdfunding

coffee

The 'Fyre Festival of French Press' Crowdfunded $3 Million But Never Delivered

After three fully funded campaigns, Rite Press says it's running out of money and just needs a little more.
Bettina Makalintal
2.15.19
housing

What You Need to Know About Those 'Crowdfund Your Way to Owning Property' Schemes

Companies are helping young people get a financial stake in property, which sounds like a good thing – but these are the risks.
Robyn Wilson
12.12.18
Gender

How Crowdfunding Became a Lifeline for the Trans Community

Long waiting lists, exorbitant costs and surgeries unavailable on the NHS have shown the financial importance of platforms like GoFundMe.
Jake Hall
8.24.18
kickstarter

How Internet Trolls Took Down a Meme-Themed Restaurant

Catriona Crehan and her teenage brother closed the Kickstarter campaign after just 72 hours.
Mayukh Sen
3.20.18
Homelessness

Beam Is Like Kickstarter, for Homeless People

We used to have the welfare state; now, homeless people apply online for crowdsourced funding.
Mark Wilding
12.4.17
Syria

Why This Project Is Teaching Syrians to Grow Mushrooms

Turkey-based NGO Ghiras Al Nahda wants to help Syrians grow nutritious, protein-dense food in their own homes.
Daisy Meager
8.16.17
cooking

This Guy is Raising Money to Send His Mother to Culinary School

Like many African immigrant mothers in the UK, Elnete Da Silva never had the opportunity to study for a professional qualification. Until now.
Bridget Minamore
8.9.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Aboriginal Communities Are Crowdfunding to Expose Police Brutality

They've already raised $20,000 in less than a week.
Maddison Connaughton
7.13.17
Oh Snap

How the Crowdfunding Revolution Could Change Elections Forever

Can micro-funding cut through the two-party stitch up?
Gavin Haynes
6.6.17
Features

Why Crowd-Funding May Be the Future for Britain's Ailing Music Pubs

The highs and lows of dipping into your own pockets to save your sticky-floored local.
Mark Wilding
6.1.17
MANCHESTER

Crowdfunding Page Raises £10,000 to Buy Manchester Hospital Workers a Drink

“People working shifts after a bombing shouldn't buy their own drinks.”
Phoebe Hurst
5.25.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

People Are Raising Cash for Homeless Men Who Helped Manchester Victims

"I wouldn't be able to live with myself for walking away and leaving kids like that."
Lauren Messman
5.24.17
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