We help raise finance for innovative, socially responsible, ethical and community-led development projects
We set up Crowdestates to overcome the problems of raising money for community-led and innovative property projects which can be hard from traditional lenders. In some circumstances, we can help you raise up to 100% of the money you need. How it worksStart Borrowing
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We understand that raising finance for innovative developments can be difficult and frustrating. We help you fund your property project by raising money from the community and our network of social impact investors.
We factor your development’s social impact into interest rate calculations, so that your positive impact is rewarded.
We give you the opportunity to tell the unique story of your project, why it will create social impact, and how it will benefit the local community.
We promote your project to our extensive network, giving you exposure to ethical lenders and the opportunity to gain wider community support.
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“My name is Gus Zogolovitch, and I set up Crowdestates to fill a hole left by mainstream banks to help socially responsible, 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. Furthermore, most large property developers prioritise cutting costs over sustainable environmental practices, social benefit, customisation options and quality. I want to do my bit to help solve this 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, poor quality 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 for ethical and innovative developers to raise money from traditional lenders for these kinds of projects. Typical lenders have no desire to understand the sector and think that it is too risky to invest.
I have worked as an ethical property developer for over a decade and know firsthand 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 get in touch and see how we can help support you to build better homes for a better society.”
Talk to our dedicated experts
Pick up the phone or email in your details to discuss your project with us and see whether we can help. We place a high priority on community or social benefit, as well as a clear strategy of how you will pay back our social impact investors.
Tell your 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.
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. You will have the opportunity to stay in touch and build relationships with your lenders through quarterly updates and networking events.
- Residential development
- Commercial development
- Buy-to-Let property
- Land development
- Bridging finance
- Other specialist property finance
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