Patchwork is the perfect way to ask your family, friends and wider network to help make your new business idea a reality. People can come together to fund physical items or services you might need or show their support by donating their time and specific skills to help you get up and running. With Patchwork the journey to starting your business is not just made easier and more affordable but also feels celebratory and fun too.
Create a business shower page in minutes and share your plans with your family, friends and network so that they can choose how they’d like to help.
Browse our new business shower templates and choose one to customise. Or create your own Patchwork page from scratch using our image gallery.
With Patchwork you can invite friends and family to fund physical items, pay for experiences (such as a training course) or contribute their time and skills. A patchwork of images shows them the things you’d like them to help fund, make or do.
For example, if you’re setting up a new home office, and need to kit it out, you could include options for people to contribute £50 towards a new laptop, £5 to keep the biscuit tin topped up, or some of their time to help you put up some shelves.
Patchwork is not tied to any suppliers and we don't hold your funds. Instead money goes directly into your bank account via Stripe so you can spend it when, where and how you like.
It's free to sign up to Patchwork. We only make money when you receive yours - with a 3.6% commission on contributions you receive. You can view our fees page here.
It's super easy to keep track of contributions and messages from your pals. Once you’re all set up, you can upload photos to your Patchwork account and send thanks to the people who helped make it happen.
You can also send printed thank you cards using our 30% discount with our friends at Moo.