At Crowdfunder, we’re proud to call ourselves the home of animal sanctuary crowdfunding. Over the years we’ve seen countless successful animal sanctuaries raise money from the crowd.

Though it’s not just about the money as crowdfunding is a great way to drive brand awareness and customer engagement!

In fact, the average animal sanctuary on Crowdfunder raises £12,000! 

In this blog, you’ll find a breakdown of the crowdfunding experience, important links to our Knowledge Hub, and inspiring examples of past successful projects! 

So whether you’re looking to start, expand, or adapt your animal sanctuary, Crowdfunder is the place for you. 

The crowdfunding journey 

We know that launching your first Crowdfunder project is an exciting and unique experience. But don’t forget that lots of work goes into building a great campaign. To help you on your way, we’ve broken your journey into four main phases. 


Make a plan, find your crowd, and build a strong foundation for your campaign.


Tell your story, define the rewards, and make your project stand out.


People who like your idea can either make a donation or pledge money in return for a reward  that they’ll receive once your project succeeds. 


Once your project has closed successfully, it’s time to deliver your rewards and get to work making your idea a reality!

Sound daunting? Don’t worry, our Knowledge Hub is filled with advice and guidance to help you make your project a success no matter what stage you’re at.

Check out the Knowledge Hub

Types of crowdfunding

We offer two types of crowdfunding options and it’s up to you to decide which one is right for your animal sanctuary! 

All or nothing

By using ‘all or nothing’ you will only receive the funds you raise if you hit your target. This funding option is best suited to animal sanctuary projects that need to raise a set amount of money in order to carry out the project’s stated aims. 

All or nothing projects tend to raise more money and attract bigger pledges. However, if you do not meet your target, your supporters will be refunded and your project will close as unsuccessfully.

Keep what you raise (also known as flexible funding)

With this method, you will keep all funds you raise, even if you don’t hit your target. This funding option is best suited to projects that can make good use of any amount of money they raise. Flexible Funding projects tend to attract smaller pledges. 

Please note that even if you don’t hit your target, you’ll still have to fulfil all rewards that supporters have pledged on. 

Get inspired by animal sanctuaries that have already crowdfunded 

Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary 

In January 2022, Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary in Stratford-upon-Avon set up a crowdfunding campaign to purchase mud control tiles. These new tiles would make it easier to operate their sanctuary and improve conditions for their animals. In the end, they raised £2,069 from 80 supporters! 

Pudz Animal Sanctuary

Pudz desperately needed more space to carry on their work rescuing and rehabilitating animals, including disabled and terminally ill animals. They raised £24,207 through Crowdfunder to help them move to a new location, enabling them to increase the amount of animals under their care.

Other resources 

Help centre 

Got a question? Our 24/7 Help Centre is full of answers and support from the Crowdfunder Team.

Live online sessions

Our team regularly host live and interactive sessions to share all the tips and know-how you need to be successful on Crowdfunder.

+Extra funding 

We also have a pot of over £10million in match funding available to help support your business or project!