Welcome to TalentBacker

Talent Backer is a brand new service bringing the benefits of crowd funding to talented people in the worlds of Sport, Music, Entertainment and Art. Here’s how it works:

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  1. 1. TELL US YOUR GOAL

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    You have a talent and the drive to succeed but lack of funding is holding you back. Upload your story to Talent Backer and tell everyone your goal.

  2. 2. SPREAD THE WORD

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    We reach out to Talent Backers far and wide, along with family and friends, who pledge money so that you achieve your funding target.

  3. 3. LIVE THE DREAM

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    Now that you have the funding in place you can focus on fulfilling your true potential and achieving your goals.

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THE TALENT

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    Dance Fatale

    Entertainments & Arts - Dance

    Chasing dreams and breaking boundaries. Dance is my calling and I need to previal. I have no choice. This is a must for me.

    TARGET
    £1,500
    FUNDED
    £0
    DAYS LEFT
    10
    0%
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    KIERAN SHIRLEY

    Sports - Archery

    Up and coming medalist for Archery GB

    TARGET
    £1,500
    FUNDED
    £155
    DAYS LEFT
    12
    11%
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    Will Newman

    Sports - Cycling

    Get Will to the Haute Route Pyrenees 2016.

    TARGET
    £1,500
    FUNDED
    £0
    DAYS LEFT
    13
    0%
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    James Phillips

    Sports - Triathlon/Duathlon

    GB Triathlete aiming to improve on a European Silver medal at the World Championships late this year

    TARGET
    £1,500
    FUNDED
    £230
    DAYS LEFT
    15
    16%
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    Reece Barclay

    Sports - Triathlon/Duathlon

    GBR Ironman World Championships qualifier currently ranked 4th in the World raising money to travel and compete at the world champs

    TARGET
    £2,000
    FUNDED
    £50
    DAYS LEFT
    27
    3%
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    Hugo Fletcher

    Sports - Cycling

    Young mountain biker with times that are in the top 10 in the under 18 category for the UK gravity enduro but lacking race funds

    TARGET
    £1,700
    FUNDED
    £0
    DAYS LEFT
    27
    0%
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    lucy charles

    Sports - Triathlon/Duathlon

    Age group champion at Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire & Ironman UK. Qualified for World Championship for Ironman & Ironman 70.3.

    TARGET
    £5,000
    FUNDED
    £50
    DAYS LEFT
    28
    1%
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    Felicity Turner

    Music - Vocal

    Please help me pay for postgraduate training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and become an opera singer

    TARGET
    £1,500
    FUNDED
    £1,670
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Jack Haslam

    Sports - Other

    I am a 19 year old diver who represents Great Britain at international level. Current 1 metre national champion.

    TARGET
    £1,175
    FUNDED
    £1,375
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Clare Cryan

    Sports - Other

    I have won springboard diving national medals in 2011, 2013 and 2015. I aim to continue this and now challenge internationally.

    TARGET
    £1,000
    FUNDED
    £1,235
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    William Rigg

    Sports - Other

    Your support will allow me to compete for Great Britain as part of a squad of six athletes at the Junior World Orienteering Championships

    TARGET
    £1,000
    FUNDED
    £1,030
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Jake Hankey

    Entertainments & Arts - Theatre

    I am 16 and have been offered a role in the National Youth Music Theatre's production Sweet Charity. I am seeking £500 towards the costs.

    TARGET
    £500
    FUNDED
    £520
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Katy Sealy

    Sports - Athletics

    Your support will help fund my training in the build-up to the Central American Championships in June where I aim to win Gold for Belize

    TARGET
    £500
    FUNDED
    £705
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Sam Fox

    Sports - Rugby

    I am a Rugby Player and 1st XV Captain for Truro College. I aim to captain the side to Japan to compete in the Sanix World U18 Championships

    TARGET
    £500
    FUNDED
    £535
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Chris Stirling

    Sports - Triathlon/Duathlon

    "Talent Backer has allowed me to take the chance to compete in a lifetime opportunity race, and realise a dream along the way"

    TARGET
    £2,000
    FUNDED
    £2,170
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Lewis Clow

    Sports - Athletics

    Para Athlete, ambition to compete at Rio 2016

    TARGET
    £2,500
    FUNDED
    £2,565
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Joey Davies

    Sports - Triathlon/Duathlon

    GB Triathlete aiming for a Top 5 finish at the Europeans and Top 20 at an Elite Junior European Cup

    TARGET
    £2,500
    FUNDED
    £2,500
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Daisy Partridge

    Sports - Other

    I have been selected by British Schools Orienteering to compete for England at the 2015 World Schools Orienteering Championships in Turkey

    TARGET
    £600
    FUNDED
    £620
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Tom Bosworth

    Sports - Athletics

    I am Britain's number 1 20k race walker. I am the 3rd fastest Brit in history, 12th in Europe and 5k British Record holder

    TARGET
    £2,000
    FUNDED
    £2,411
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Daniel Awde

    Sports - Athletics

    Your support will help me build on Commonwealth Gold and aim for Rio 2016, funding travel expenses, equipment and warm weather training

    TARGET
    £2,500
    FUNDED
    £2,910
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Kadeena Cox

    Sports - Athletics

    I am a sprinter who's highest national rank was 4th. I was recently diagnosed with MS and am trying my hardest to get back on track

    TARGET
    £3,000
    FUNDED
    £3,170
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Imogen Grace Newby

    Sports - Archery

    I am a successful and ambitious young archer looking towards a Gold Medal at the 2020 Olympic Games

    TARGET
    £500
    FUNDED
    £640
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Lucy Crookston

    Sports - Triathlon/Duathlon

    "Talentbacker has given me the opportunity, help and support needed to make my ambitions a reality"

    TARGET
    £1,000
    FUNDED
    £1,160
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Leonie Hardman

    Sports - Martial Arts

    British, Celtic and World Champion Muay Thai fighter, climbing the professional rankings!

    TARGET
    £500
    FUNDED
    £500
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Whitney Larkin

    Sports - Triathlon/Duathlon

    "This will make a huge difference, honestly, everyone thank you most sincerely for your generosity and support"

    TARGET
    £1,400
    FUNDED
    £1,470
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Owen Livesey

    Sports - Martial Arts

    Help me with the next step on my journey! Rio 2016 Olympic Qualification!

    TARGET
    £1,200
    FUNDED
    £1,475
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Sam Taylor

    Entertainments & Arts - Dance

    My goal is to dance and perform in the West end and all around the world to entertain people, and inspire others to dance

    TARGET
    £650
    FUNDED
    £661
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Oliver Postle

    Sports - Cycling

    Represent Wales in UK and Europe. Part of Welsh Cycling Project 2018 hope to represent Wales at 2018 Commonwealth Games

    TARGET
    £2,000
    FUNDED
    £2,030
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Daniel Busbridge

    Sports - Triathlon/Duathlon

    GB Triathlete aiming to turn Elite this year. World Championships coming up in Canada. Missed chance at Europeans due to injury

    TARGET
    £3,000
    FUNDED
    £3,000
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Kennedy Coupe

    Entertainments & Arts - Dance

    I am a contemporary dancer and my goal is to be able to perform around the world to encourage others to do what makes them happy

    TARGET
    £550
    FUNDED
    £550
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
  • "The money raised will support the 16 lads and take them one stop closer to their dreams in water polo. Thank you!"

    TARGET
    £1,500
    FUNDED
    £1,550
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Craig Lane

    Sports - Triathlon/Duathlon

    "everybody's kindness has overwhelmed me so so much and I hope I can do everyone proud"

    TARGET
    £1,200
    FUNDED
    £1,260
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Eric Ham

    Sports - Martial Arts

    "Raising this money through Talent Backer means I can now compete at European level and improve my ranking"

    TARGET
    £490
    FUNDED
    £490
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Tom Stead

    Sports - Triathlon/Duathlon

    "Success! On 1st June I won the AG 16-19 Male Sprint in Pontevedra, Spain. I wouldn't have been there without this funding. Thank-you!"

    TARGET
    £2,460
    FUNDED
    £3,060
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Owen Livesey

    Sports - Martial Arts

    Owen Livesey wins judo gold at Commonwealth Games 'Everyone here has the aim of Rio in two years I need to keep up these performances.'

    TARGET
    £1,000
    FUNDED
    £1,015
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    SVLAD Clothing

    Entertainments & Arts - Design

    I am a talented, aspiring graphic designer and my objective is to build a successful clothing business in order to further develop my craft

    TARGET
    £1,500
    FUNDED
    £1,520
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Georgina Bullen

    Sports - Disability Sport

    I am a 2012 Goalball Paralympian, help me get one step further and become a Paralympic medallist! #RoadtoRio

    TARGET
    £1,000
    FUNDED
    £1,000
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Dan Powell

    Sports - Disability Sport

    Sprinting towards medalling in the 2014 European Champs and the Rio 2016 Paralympics

    TARGET
    £1,000
    FUNDED
    £1,030
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Beau Smith

    Sports - Triathlon/Duathlon

    "Thanks again for the support Talent Backer managed to raise for me as my international race calendar wouldn't be possible without it!"

    TARGET
    £2,300
    FUNDED
    £2,333
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Ethan Evans

    Sports - Swimming

    I am a very active competitive swimmer, I compete at Regional level at the moment and my goal is to get my first ever National time soon

    TARGET
    £800
    FUNDED
    £805
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Ugly Sister Productions

    Entertainments & Arts - Theatre

    4 writers. 4 new plays. 1 chance to get you hooked. Chapter 2 is when the story really unfolds....

    TARGET
    £2,000
    FUNDED
    £2,300
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Braxston Timm

    Sports - Swimming

    I am a GB swimmer aiming to make the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

    TARGET
    £4,000
    FUNDED
    £4,100
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Leah Peploe

    Sports - Triathlon/Duathlon

    International GB Junior Triathlete, aspiring Olympic and World Champion

    TARGET
    £5,000
    FUNDED
    £5,025
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Rachel Abbott

    Music - Vocal

    I have a place at the RNCM, which I have been working towards for a long time. I am on the way to my dream opera singing career at last!

    TARGET
    £500
    FUNDED
    £500
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Douglas Roberts

    Sports - Triathlon/Duathlon

    My dream/goal is to compete at the Olympics in Triathlon and to become a World Champion in my chosen distance

    TARGET
    £2,000
    FUNDED
    £2,029
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Gill Kirk

    Entertainments & Arts - Theatre

    Help a #quantummechanics script leap off the page onto its feet by paying a professional team a fair rate for script development

    TARGET
    £1,500
    FUNDED
    £1,905
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Brendan Conway

    Music - Dance

    A talented dancer using his performances to push the message "GET GUNS OFF OUR STREETS” in memory of Rhys Jones

    TARGET
    £500
    FUNDED
    £500
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Callum Edwards

    Sports - Cycling

    My Talent is BMX Racing and my long-term aim is to compete at the highest possible level

    TARGET
    £400
    FUNDED
    £400
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Tyreese Gordon

    Sports - Tennis

    My talent is tennis, and my goal is to be a high ranked tennis player. I would like to play at Wimbledon or the US open and around the world

    TARGET
    £1,000
    FUNDED
    £1,000
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Nathan Cooper

    Sports - Disability Sport

    My Talent is Goalball, a Paralympic Sport for the Blind and Visually Impaired. My goal is to join the GB Squad and play at Tokyo 2020!

    TARGET
    £1,000
    FUNDED
    £1,000
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Natalie Proudlock

    Entertainments & Arts - Theatre

    I'm pursuing a career in acting. First step is a 2-year training programme at The Poor School & I needed to raise money for my tuition fees

    TARGET
    £2,500
    FUNDED
    £2,502
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Rachel Lever

    Sports - Football

    I am keen to coach and develop girls & boys football further & this can only be done with the quality coaching I will receive from the FA

    TARGET
    £550
    FUNDED
    £575
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Kagan Rose

    Sports - Tennis

    I am a very talented tennis player, and my goal is to become a professional tennis player or a tennis coach in the future

    TARGET
    £1,000
    FUNDED
    £1,000
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Gus Stephens

    Music - Alternative

    I run a tape label producing small runs of cassettes so that more artists can have their music physically released

    TARGET
    £250
    FUNDED
    £250
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Sarah Mackness

    Sports - Triathlon/Duathlon

    I am a determined, committed athlete who has overcome many obstacles and I am now ready to reach the podium!

    TARGET
    £5,000
    FUNDED
    £5,000
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%
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    Kill Surrrf

    Music - Rock

    We are a 4-piece band from Glasgow who are desperate to record our music and show the world our talent

    TARGET
    £500
    FUNDED
    £500
    DAYS LEFT
    Ended
    Over 100%