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.

We have a table to help explain the difference between costs, pre-campaign fundraising, and in-kind contributions.

Anything raised and added to the project before the campaign begins is not subject to Spacehive’s 5% success fee.

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, and all donations must be processed via Spacehive. This means that if you raise funds outside of Spacehive during the campaign (e.g. cash collected at an event), and want these reflected on your Spacehive page, you will need to find a way to have these funds pledged via the platform. For more information please see our dedicated FAQ on adding funds raised offline once a campaign has started.