Dorset County Council is one of the first local authorities in the UK to embrace a pioneering new way of distributing money for local projects with Crowdfund Dorset. The council has teamed up with Crowdfunder to offer local groups and organisations the opportunity to raise funds for their project online before applying for a contribution from the council – helping them boost the money raised from the crowd for brilliant ideas. http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/blog/extra-funding-for-dorset-youth-projects/ (Source: Crowdfunder) This is really innovative - what do you think? Have you ever used crowdfunding to riase money for a propject? What were your experiences? Do get in touch and let us know. We'd love to hear about it.