Crowdfunding on Spacehive – An Introduction
Spacehive is a funding platform for projects that make local places better. By providing the tools you need to develop your ideas, get noticed by crowds of people, companies, councils and the media, we help you attract funding to make great projects happen.
Crowdfunding – lots of people giving small amounts of money – isn’t a new concept. In fact, back in the 1700s the base of the Statue of Liberty was crowdfunded through public subscription. They received monumental (heh) support and everyone who pledged a dollar or more was rewarded with a mini Statue of Liberty in thanks.
Fast forward to present day and using crowdfunding to generate public support for an idea has become more mainstream. The benefits of running a campaign are clear; it allows you to raise awareness and support, get validation for your idea, unlock grants and other funds as well as create a band of advocates for your project.
Although running a crowdfunding campaign involves time, energy and a lot of hard work, with plenty of planning and preparation it can help you achieve amazing things.
Since our 2012 launch, we have helped fund over 650 projects across the UK worth over £13 million – from public wi-fi in Mansfield and an urban farm in London to a motorway re-imagined as a “sky park” in Liverpool, and a giant waterslide on Bristol’s high street.
Our passion is places and we’ll go above and beyond to help you achieve your goal. So if you want to make a difference to where you live, work and spend your time – we can help.
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Download our complete guide to crowdfunding on Spacehive here and discover how you can run a successful campaign and get ready to bring your idea to life.