CrowdJustice success stories
Get inspired by stories from the people behind cases that successfully raised funds on CrowdJustice.
GB£29,483 RaisedFrom 25000 initial target
Rosamund Kissi-Debrah believes that air pollution was the primary contributing factor to the death of her daughter, Ella. She launched a legal challenge to reopen the inquest into her death to include evidence on the impact of air pollution. We collaborated with Rosamund on a powerful video as her deadline approached that increased by 43% over a single weekend smashing through the initial target and enabling her to continue the legal campaign.
GB£77,480 RaisedFrom 10000 initial target
27 gallery educators, dismissed from the National Gallery with no recognition of their history of employment, came together to take legal action by bringing a case of unfair dismissal. We offered strategic campaigning and media advice at launch and ongoing advice on backer communication and stakeholder engagement throughout the campaign. With stunningly creative content and determined social media campaigning, the group were successful in their raise, generated high profile national media coverage all of which resulted in legal victory.
GB£118,329 RaisedFrom 25000 initial target
FairVote are challenging the government’s decision not to hold a public inquiry into what they believe was illegal activity in the EU referendum by Vote Leave. On their case page they argue, "...we cannot stand idly by while our democracy is being attacked. If you rob a bank and get caught, they don't let you keep the money."
GB£6,155 RaisedFrom 2000 initial target
Daniel Jillings, a 12 year boy who is deaf and uses British Sign Language, launched a legal challenge to force the government to include BSL as an accredited GCSE. The campaigns team pitched and facilitated a multimedia piece in MetroUK with a video story of Daniel explaining his case using BSL. In the wake of the coverage gained in MetroUK - a widely shared online source of news and opinion content - the funding total saw a 50% increase.
GB£12,015 RaisedFrom 6000 initial target
On January 21, Sam Walton and Daniel Woodhouse broke into BAE System’s Warton Airbase to try and disarm warplanes being sold to Saudi Arabia. They argued the Saudi regime are using those planes in their bombing campaign that is devastating Yemen and took action to prevent crimes against humanity. They were charged with criminal damage, plead not guilty and with the help of CrowdJustice backers were acquitted and described by District Judge James Clarke as “impressive and eloquent men”.
GB, London£34,500 RaisedFrom 5000 initial target
Jeroen Ensink was tragically murdered by a man who had previously suffered from psychiatric illnesses. His wife, Nadja, sought justice and accountability through an inquest, but could not afford to do it alone. Through her crowdfunding campaign, hundreds of people stand by Nadja and are helping her get the answers she deserves.
GB£100,010 RaisedFrom 50000 initial target
WASPI is a campaign group which fights for the rights of women born in the 1950s affected by changes to their State Pension Age. In a remarkably successful campaign, they raised funds to support both a judicial review and other legal complaints – hitting their target in just three days.
GB, London£170,550 RaisedFrom 50000 initial target
GB£337,452 RaisedFrom 90000 initial target
A judicial review brought by a group of five junior doctors was able to get off the ground with a top legal team as a result of a hugely successful campaign on CrowdJustice. They motivated thousands of people to give small amounts by using social media, the press and junior doctors’ forums to tell their story.
GB£53,313 RaisedFrom 50000 initial target
After CrowdJustice backers raised over £50,000, the Court of Appeal found that the UK’s previous surveillance laws (the Snooper's Charter, or "Dripa" aka the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act) are inconsistent with EU law. This victory in court will likely mean the government's current Investigatory Powers Act (IP Act) will have be to amended.
GB£321,055 RaisedFrom 200000 initial target
Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was convicted of manslaughter based partly on evidence from her own self-appraisal. CrowdJustice backers raised over £300,000 in a matter of days after thousands and thousands of doctors said #IamHadiza, citing her as a scapegoat for systemic failures in the NHS. As a result, Dr Bawa-Garba has been able to seek expert legal opinion and is building a new legal team to challenge the decision.
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