The Problem

608,000+
new businesses in 2015

9 in 10
businesses fail

>56%
crowdfunding campaigns fail

We help social entrepreneurs thrive at crowdfunding
so that they can make huge strides for humanity

£100,000+
funds raised

10,000+
lives positively impacted

25
countries supported

100%
success rate to date

We vet all of our projects and don’t launch campaigns until we feel confident they are equipped for crowdfunding. See the UpEffect criteria here
   

We work with a community of social entrepreneurs, creative experts, marketers, graphic designers and promoters to bring ideas to life

We use Stripe - the leading payment platform for crowdfunding to make it easier for you to launch and fund a campaign

We provide campaign coaches to offer one-to-one support and ensure our campaigns are ready for success

Funding an UpEffect campaign

will support a sustainable product, which will go on to create
long-term social, environmental and economic impact

  • The New Era Of Outdoor Cooking Has Arrived!

    Meet the future of BBQs: renewable energy cookstoves. We're building a greener world for outdoor foodies!

    Lahore, Pakistan

     20 days to go

    Open

    93% Funded

    93% Funded

    £13,813
    Raised

    38
    Supporters

    £15,000
    Goal

  • A Sustainable Approach to Delivering Clean Drinking Water

    Our innovative water-shop system delivers affordable and clean drinking water to rural communities in India

    Udaipur, India

     7 days to go

    Open

    86% Funded

    86% Funded

    £25,701
    Raised

    65
    Supporters

    £30,000
    Goal

  • AmaElla Sustainable and Ethical Lingerie

    Inspired by the elegance of nature, AmaElla creates beautiful lingerie made from quality soft organic cotton and manufactured ethically.

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

     0 days to go

    Funded

    126% Funded

    126% Funded

    £12,541
    Raised

    156
    Supporters

    £10,000
    Goal

  • Tunza Gorilla Ethical Fashion Brand

    We're asking for your support to launch our 100% cotton, premium quality ethical fashion brand with a mission to protect gorillas.

    Surbiton, United Kingdom

     0 days to go

    Funded

    106% Funded

    106% Funded

    £1,164
    Raised

    36
    Supporters

    £1,100
    Goal

  • Children's Colour Changing Bath Book

    We are fundraising and need your support in order to finalise the production of this innovative book

    London, United Kingdom

     0 days to go

    Funded

    177% Funded

    177% Funded

    £2,653
    Raised

    102
    Supporters

    £1,500
    Goal

  • Promoting Female Entrepreneurship in the Karakorams

    This summer, SIL is going to Hunza to run an incubation cycle specifically tailored for the female entrepreneurs of the region.

    Lahore, Pakistan

     0 days to go

    Funded

    101% Funded

    101% Funded

    £1,009
    Raised

    13
    Supporters

    £1,000
    Goal

  • Outdoor Education Centre for Lake Volta

    Survival Island sits in the world's largest man-made lake - Lake Volta. We will make it eco-sustainable and profitable for rural folks

    Accra, Ghana

     0 days to go

    Funded

    146% Funded

    146% Funded

    £45,228
    Raised

    19
    Supporters

    £31,000
    Goal

  • EcoAd: Replacing plastic bags with eco-friendly bags

    On International Plastic Bag Free Day, we will replace 10,000 plastic bags with our eco-friendly paper bags.

    Pune, India

     0 days to go

    Funded

    101% Funded

    101% Funded

    £753
    Raised

    27
    Supporters

    £750
    Goal

  • The Tent School: using tech to educate children in slums

    Educating children living in slums using a tent school system; replacing traditional teaching methods with game based learning tools.

    Islamabad, Pakistan

     0 days to go

    Funded

    101% Funded

    101% Funded

    £3,020
    Raised

    22
    Supporters

    £3,000
    Goal

  • Lensational: Empowering Women Through Photography

    Lensational equips urban poor women in Pakistan with digital cameras & photography training to empower them emotionally & economically.

    London, United Kingdom

     0 days to go

    Funded

    125% Funded

    125% Funded

    £2,500
    Raised

    54
    Supporters

    £2,000
    Goal

Companies we’re working with