If you’ve already begun fundraising for your project before coming to Spacehive, you can show any funds raised or items received as pledges on your project page, provided that they are for the same project. Showing that you have already raised funds will help get your campaign off to a good start, as it demonstrates that there’s support for the project and this will encourage others to get behind you.
You can add funds already raised in the costs section of your project page, along with in-kind contributions, and attribute them to a backer who will then show up on your backer list.
In-kind cost items will show as both a cost to the project and a donation – as it’s a good already received – whereas funds raised will show as a pledge towards the project.
Anything raised and added to the project before the campaign begins is not subject to Spacehive’s 5% success fee.
Please note that to ensure transparency, once you’ve begun fundraising you cannot swap out cost items for additional in-kind donations. You must raise the full target amount that you agreed upon and which Locality verified at the start of the campaign.
We have a table to help explain the difference between costs, pre-campaign fundraising, and in-kind contributions.