You want to grow a business or launch a new project, but banks and venture capitalists won?t give you the time of day ? it?s a common predicament.
To support the social enterprises and community projects found across the UK, Santander and Crowdfunder have launched a ?200,000 fund to support disadvantaged Brits and bridge the gap between alternative and traditional finance.
Alternative fundraising platform Crowdfunder has conducted research which has revealed that Britain's senior citizens are more likely to pledge money on projects than any other age group.
Output magazine has demonstrated how alternative finance method crowdfunding can be used to prevent businesses from collapsing, as well as providing growth capital.