We understand that raising finance can be difficult and frustrating. We help you fund your community-led property project by raising money from the community and our network of social impact investors
We introduce you directly to lenders who understand what you are trying to do so that you benefit from interest rates that take social impact into account and on flexible terms.
We give you the chance to tell the unique story of your project and why it will create social impact and community benefit
We broadcast your project to our network to give you exposure for both borrowing money and gaining wider community support.
Capital at Risk.
“My name is Gus Zogolovitch, and I set up Crowdestates to fill a hole left by mainstream banks to help community led property projects get funded.
In Britain, we are building approximately 100,000 fewer homes per year than we need, which has led to our current housing crisis. I want to do my bit to help solve that crisis, but it’s not just about building more of the same, it’s about expanding the diversity of supply and enabling communities to build the housing that they need rather than having non-descript homes thrust upon them.
There is plenty of desire amongst both the young and the old to do things differently, but it’s very hard to raise money for these kinds of projects. Typical lenders have no desire to understand the sector and think that it is risky to lend into.
I have worked as an ethical property developer for over a decade and know first hand how frustrating and difficult borrowing money can be. I’m trying to make that process simpler, cheaper and more accessible for projects that benefit society and the local community.
If you have a project that you think will benefit society or the local community but the banks don’t want to support you, then please pick up the phone and let’s solve the housing crisis in the UK together.
Talk to a human
Pick up the phone or email in your details to discuss your project with us and see whether we can help. We are looking for only two things: Community or social benefit and a clear strategy of how you will pay back our social impact investors
Tell the story
We work with you to put together an information pack for our social impact investors and for the community which helps you get the funding you need.
Publish the deal
We list the deal on the platform and send it to our registered lenders. It will contain information about you, the social impact and community benefit along with the expected risks and returns for the project.
Once funded, we work with you and the lenders to finalise the loan to get your project the money that it needs quickly so that you can get started. Our fees will be included in the loan that you raise.
Once you have the funds, the loan needs to be serviced according to the terms of the offer. Our investors will also expect quarterly updates on how the project is progressing.
- Residential development
- Commercial development
- Buy-to-Let property
- Land development
- Bridging finance
- Other specialist property finance
Capital at Risk.
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