Fund it is taking its final bow

After 12 years of crowdfunding creativity in Ireland, Fund it closed on 15th February 2023.

Founded in 2011, Fund it was the first Irish-owned crowdfunding website to support creative projects. Over the years, Fund it has successfully supported project creators in crowdfunding over 1,700 creative projects ranging from new albums to poetry publications, community festivals to photography exhibitions, radio studios to documentaries.

Fund it worked directly with project creators to provide confidence and guidance on their crowdfunding journey, which contributed to the platform’s high success rate. In recent years, the crowdfunding landscape has changed significantly, with new platforms arising from commercial companies with the resources to provide competitive user-focused functionality. Fund it has seen a decline in new projects and funders, making it too challenging to support the operating costs required to keep Fund it running.

While it is disappointing to have to make this decision, the Fund it team is immensely proud of the service we have provided to all of the project creators that have successfully launched projects on the platform and the funders who have supported them.

The Fund it website will remain online as an archive for one year.

If you have any questions about your data, please check out our FAQs.

You’ll also find alternative options for crowdfunding in the FAQs.

As Fund it takes its final bow, we’d like to wholeheartedly thank you, the Fund it community, for your passion and support for the platform and for making it something we can all be proud of.

The Fund it team

Fund it's impact over 12 years (2011 - 2023)

  • €5.21m. raised for 1,700 unique projects via 94,314 pledges
  • Fund it consistently had the leading international success rate for reward-based crowdfunding platforms at 73%
  • The average pledge was consistently €58