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<strong>It’s time to turn your passion into a reality</strong>

Words by Amy Packham

How often have you had a brilliant idea for a project or start-up, but left it as just that… an idea? It can be all too easy to sit back and wonder what could’ve been – or what may have been. 

We live in an era of side hustles – in fact, a 2022 report by Deloitte found 42% of Gen Zs and 39% of millennials now have a side hustle. (Don’t tell us you haven’t thought about it.)

So how about in 2023, you take a stand? How about you make a difference? Whether it's an innovative idea that will make life easier for people in the era of the cost of living crisis, or a project to support those who really need it, we know the ideas are in there, waiting to come out.

That's why we’re thrilled to partner with Crowdfunder UK for their Startups 2023 campaign.

What does that mean? Well, we all know it’s not easy to get an idea off the ground – so they’re offering a little helping hand.

The programme aims to help you get that idea out of your head and make it a reality. Once you register, not only do you get a series of free business masterclasses with guest speakers, but you also put yourself forward for the chance to win £1,000 – on top of what you crowdfund yourself. 

Depending on your startup idea, you might be eligible for the Extra funding from Crowdfunder UK partners – which may be available to help you raise more funds. (Find out a bit more about that here).

Crowdfunder UK has a wealth of businesses, nonprofits and CICs raising money and creating a supportive audience on their platform. 

Of course, the platform also makes it easier as you can gauge feedback on your idea. And as part of the Startup 2023 programme, you’ll receive 0% platform fees if your project goes live before 28 February 2023.

Fill in the form to join Startups 2023 and be in with a chance of winning £1,000 for your startup or side hustle. Join as soon as possible to take advantage of Crowdfunder UK's free masterclasses to help you on your way.


Crowdfunder Startups 2023 is supported by Smiley Movement.

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