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.

Why crowdfunding?

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.

Why Spacehive?

Since our 2012 launch, we have helped fund over 260 projects across the UK worth over £6 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. 

Get started here.

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.

By |2019-01-02T15:59:38+00:00February 21st, 2017|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 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.