To pledge to a project, just click the yellow “Back this project!” button on any live campaign. You will then be asked to enter your pledge amount and select if you want your pledge to be anonymous or not.

If you’re not logged into a Spacehive account you’ll be directed to log in or create an account. Spacehive requires basic account information (name, email address, and password) so that we can contact you regarding your pledge if need be, and so that you can edit your email preferences.

After creating your Spacehive account you’ll be able to select your payment method. Depending on what the project creator has selected, you may be presented with an option to pledge using PayPal (an account for which links to your debit or credit card) and/or GoCardless (a one-off Direct Debit from your bank account).

You will be asked to authorise the payment but will only be charged if, and only if, the project hits its funding target. If the project’s crowdfunding campaign doesn’t succeed, you won’t be charged anything.