Great ideas – Just for the Hull of it

Untitled design (25)Last week the Spacehive team landed in Hull for an event aimed at bringing together heroic Hullensians united by the desire to make their home a city to be proud of and an awesome place to live and visit. How? Through transforming their civic space in wonderful ways.

Providing inspiration on how to turn a crazy idea into a reality, we had Kate Stewart, successful project creator and inspiring human. When the Liverpool Flyover was faced with the prospect of demolition, Kate led a city-inspiring Spacehive campaign to turn it into a “park in the sky”.

The night was fun. The ideas were great. And the result has been an amazing array of projects joining the #MakeHull hive.

Untitled design (26) Like the project that would create a splash in Hull city centre with a giant slip and slide.

And the project to launch a festival of folk and maritime music on the marina.

And the bright idea to light up Hull after dark with colourful displays in windows throughout the city.

And many, many, many more.

#MakeHull was imagined into existence by a forward thinking group of Hull businesses who are actively investing in the future of their city. Together they are contributing over £50k to bUntitled design (24)ack crowdfunding projects in Hull that show how great the city can be.

For #MakeHull mavericks who want to take advantage of this awesome opportunity, upload your idea by midnight tonight (4th of March). This allows us to showcase the exciting projects coming to Hull and importantly attract more people to create projects in Hull.

We’ll be hosting a webinar on how to run a crowdfunding campaign for projects already uploaded to the Hive on 15 March. Don’t miss this great opportunity and get your idea uploaded on time!

By |March 4th, 2016|Cities, Crowdfunding Tips|

About the Author:

From teaching in the Tanzanian mountains to the digital universe of Spacehive, Aaron has stopped off in a few places along the way. After receiving an MA in Publishing from Oxford Brookes University, she worked for big internationals including Oxford University Press and the International Labour Organization, small but interesting types including Pambazuka Press and Internet Retailing Magazine before heading up the award-winning eSeller.net.Looking for her next big adventure she joined Spacehive as their Content Marketing Manager. Here she works the words whether describing the awesome potential of a civic crowdfunded future or outlining the many dazzling features of our grant-making software. She gets to meet the project creators and share their stories as well as working with our partners to ensure they have the material they need to make impact.Outside of work she mentors with The Girls’ Network, solves mysteries and once made jam from the blackberries in her garden of which she is inordinately proud.