SoCrowd is a new way for social projects in Ghent to secure funding. The first social crowdfunding platform in Flanders, it is dedicated specifically to projects with an explicit social value. Recent examples include a low-energy building at a community school or the enlargement of an ecological farming project for young people in special care. SoCrowd allows people to engage in a project they really believe in and that really makes a difference to the community, and the organisers can use it to build a network of investors. SoCrowd then triples the amount of funding collected using its own capital (from cooperative shareholders, individuals, organisations and local authorities) and all loans are interest-free.