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Crowdfunding – as much about the crowd it creates, as the funds it raises

Crowdfunding doesn’t just raise money – it can also help business, cultural, research and community ventures to achieve their goals. Although a globally popular form of alternate finance, crowdfunding’s purpose is often misunderstood as being solely about money. And since campaigns for philanthropic organisations or charities have helped it gain such widespread popularity, this has birthed another misconception – that

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Join the Crowd to Turn the Tide on Ocean Plastic Pollution

Crowdfunding on Zaar, Rebecca Hamilton’s marathon swim aims to help Żibel recycle the plastic it removes from Malta’s coastline. A new crowdfunding campaign that closes on 20 July aims to raise €8,000 to help purchase an ocean plastics recycling machine for Żibel, a registered voluntary organisation and eNGO working to reduce Malta’s waste and restore the island’s natural environment. To

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Crowdfunding for Change: Help Children in Kenya Drink Clean Water 

Mission4Changes marks its fourth anniversary by crowdfunding for a life-saving project to build a borehole in the Kenyan village of Kibwezi. A new crowdfunding campaign on Zaar will address the urgent need for clean water in the village of Kibwezi in Kenya. The campaign hopes to raise €17,000 – of which more than a third has already been donated from

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Help This Rare Traditional Maltese Boat Set Sail Again

A new crowdfunding campaign on Zaar hopes to fund the restoration of a century-old ‘firilla’ and return it to its former glory out at sea.   The Malta Traditional Boats Association has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise the funds needed to restore an historic Maltese boat. An extremely rare traditional fishing boat developed in the 17th century in Malta,

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Bee the Change: Join the Crowdfund to Protect the Maltese Honey Bee

Donate to the Zaar crowdfunding campaign today to help make the Maltese Honey Bee Malta’s National Insect. A new crowdfunding campaign on Zaar hopes to kick-start an initiative for the Maltese Honey Bee to become officially recognised as Malta’s National Insect. Led by local voluntary organisation Fondazzjoni għall-Konservazzjoni tan-Naħla Maltija, the online crowdfunding venture aims to raise just €200 to

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Join the Crowdfund for Moroccan Earthquake Victims

Funds raised via the Zaar crowdfunding campaign will help those impacted by the deadly earthquake in Morocco. A crowdfunding campaign on local platform Zaar hopes to offer urgent relief and support to victims of the earthquake in Morocco. The powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Morocco at night on 8 September, killing and injuring thousands of people and devastating rural towns

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Andrea Calleja Crowdfunds for Life-Changing Procedure

Malta’s ‘Batman’ hopes his new Zaar campaign will raise the funds needed for an innovative procedure to restore movement to his legs. Andrea Calleja – known in Malta as ‘Batman’ – has launched a new crowdfunding campaign on Zaar to cover the costs of a potentially life-changing procedure. In October 2022, keen athlete Andrea was seriously injured in The Grid

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Help Protect Malta’s Environment, With Crowdfunding

A new campaign on Zaar aims to support the Malta Ranger Unit in its mission to safeguard the island’s natural environment.   Everyone can now help increase environmental protection in Malta, via a new crowdfunding campaign on local platform, Zaar. The Malta Ranger Unit (MRU) – a newly formed NGO – launched the fundraising campaign to help increase its manpower

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Birthday Coming Up? Give the Gift of Giving, With Crowdfunding!

Raise money for a cause that you care about, through Zaar’s new Birthday Campaigns service. Malta’s local crowdfunding platform Zaar has launched a new service that could make your next birthday gift transform lives and support the causes that matter most to you. Zaar’s Birthday Campaigns service offers a new way to celebrate by making a difference to a charitable

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Help Jasmine Fight Cerebral Palsy with Crowdfunding

A new Zaar campaign hopes to make a huge difference to little Jasmine’s quality of life with a revolutionary treatment called Neurocyton. A recently launched crowdfunding campaign on local platform Zaar hopes to help a little girl in Malta overcome the limitations of cerebral palsy. Jasmine’s life had a challenging start, enduring countless days and months in the hospital following

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