Pay It Forward - supporting businesses through the Coronavirus crisis


06 Apr

Crowdfunder has teamed up with BIDs across the country on the campaign Pay it Forward. It offers businesses a platform to gather funds from customers and supporters for services to be used at a later date.

Crowdfunder will cover all platform and transaction fees, meaning fundraising is 100% free for your business during the Coronavirus crisis.

Many businesses are struggling with the snap downturn in custom. Businesses need a regular cash flow to pay salaries or rent and this initiative is designed to help ease the impact on cash flow. The Pay it Forward campaign also provides access to free training for businesses, to help with online sales, cash flow and legal support, in partnership with Enterprise Nation (the organisation behind Amazon's "clicks & mortar" project which came to Sheffield last Autumn).

Unsurprisingly, over the past weeks the number of businesses getting in touch to start Crowdfunder campaigns and for support through Enterprise Nation has risen sharply. 

How it works

Businesses who are worried about their future can create a Crowdfunder Pay it Forward campaign offering customers the option to book meals, a room for the night or a ticket to an event now, based on a promise to deliver in the future.

Your business can fight back and you can generate advanced sales of goods and services to ease the immediate pressure by following six easy steps.

  • Step 1 – Visit crowdfunder.co.uk/pay-it-forward
  • Step 2 – What makes your business special? Provide a story for your page.
  • Step 3 – What can you pre-sell and deliver after the crisis? These are your rewards.
  • Step 4 – Add your payment details so that you can receive the money you need.
  • Step 5 – Go live! Spread the word and rally your supporters behind your business.
  • Step 6 – We're all in this together, so tell other businesses about Crowdfunder.

Start your campaign now

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