Although a relatively new concept, crowdfunding is set to play a big part in the revolution of the financial services sector over the next few years.

DonateMySchool is proud to be the UK’s first and only dedicated crowdfunding platform for state schools.

We enable schools to raise donations quickly and efficiently on either an ongoing basis, or for a specific project.

At DonateMySchool we think that all schools should have the opportunity to raise funds for inspirational projects, new facilities and even staff. We enable your parents and the school community to make one-off or regular donations through the UK’s only dedicated crowdfunding platform for state schools.

DonateMySchool is the brainchild of two entrepreneurs, Chris Rose and Michael Cordell. They believe that as non-bankers they can use their real-world experience in the corporate and business environment to provide a couple of significant advantages for DonatemySchool’s users. How? Well, unlike other crowdfunding platforms, we don’t believe that anyone should be charged to make a donation. So DonateMySchool does not charge anyone to donate – ever. Sounds fair, right?

Furthermore, schools can forget complicated and high listing fees. There is one single, competitive marketing fee of 3.0% on funds raised. That’s it. No additional legal fees, no bank charges. Nothing.

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meet the team

Richard Wood

Richard Wood

Sector Specialist

Richard gained a degree in Economics before enjoying a career as a business analyst for a well-known FTSE100 company. He subsequently went on to spend twelve years successfully building and running his own business before joining investmyschool.com. Richard has two bright, football-loving sons aged 6 and 10.

Chris Rose

Chris Rose

Founder and CEO of Karadoo Finance Limited

Chris cut his accountancy teeth in practice and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1997. He graduated from Henley Business School with an MBA in 2009. Having worked in FMCG for 10 years, he moved in to the technology sector in 2005, where he was an international divisional Commercial Director for the services businesses of two global blue-chip companies. Chris has over 20 years experience of complex deal structuring, risk management and commercial negotiation, and developing and delivering business strategies.

Michael Cordell

Michael Cordell


Michael is a Chartered Accountant with experience in large and SME environments across multiple sectors including technology, automotive, retail and advertising. He has enjoyed senior roles including CEO, CFO and non-executive director, and his experience spans business planning, general management, financial management, developing business culture, team building, fund raising, corporate finance, start-ups, M&A and disposals. Michael has five children from the age of 8 through to 30!