Crowdfunder is based in the UK. In 2012 it merged with Peoplefund.it and describes itself as the UK's leading reward-based crowdfunding platform.
They raise 40k in just six days, have helped the youngest crowdfunder ever, at only seven years old, raise money for his cookery book and got more than 5000 children planting trees in their schools with Fruitshare.
With Crowdfunder, like most of the other providers in this field, you select a target amount to raise and, a deadline. Pitches for funding projects are split into two distinct sections; the target amount needed and rewards which are offered to potential funders to entice them to take part. They give you advice about what to offer for different amounts related to the type of project you are trying to fundIf the project reaches its target, it becomes the responsibility of the project organiser to make sure all rewards are distributed to funders.
Crowdfunder - 5% + VAT (6%)
Payment processing - 1.9% + £0.20 per pledge (the backer pays that)
GoCardless charge 0.5% on all the amount raised with GoCardless (the project owner pays this)
If you want to fund one of the projects you find on Crowdfunder, you register for free, open an account and deposit funds into it using PayPal or a major credit card. Support can then be given to any number of projects on the site. Their average pledge is around £50.00.
The site is open to a wide variety of different projects ranging from creative to business.