We help communities raise funds to improve their local areas: everything from spruced up playgrounds and new street markets, to city farms and learning hubs.
£6 millionis available from our funding partners right now
65%of project creators are crowdfunding for the first time
85%of projects hit their fundraising target
How crowdfunding on Spacehive works
refresh a sports space
a thriving community cafe
support local swimmers
Unlock additional funding from our partner network of companies, councils and foundations.
Spacehive has millions of pounds available in funding across the UK and Ireland from our partners; from the Mayor of London to Birmingham City Council, to BT and the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Whether you're crowdfunding for a festival in Worthing, a sports tournament in Huddersfield or a green space in Liverpool, Spacehive has funding to help you make it happen.
Anyone can pledge money to a project to help reach a fundraising target; from friends, family members and colleagues, to local businesses, large enterprises, councils and foundations.
At Spacehive we focus on fundraising for community projects. Our platform enables individuals or groups to crowdfund for ideas that benefit the local community.
Nearly 90% of projects reach their fundraising goal on Spacehive, which is more than any other crowdfunding site. So far, almost £30 million has been raised to crowdfund local community projects across the UK and Ireland.
Spacehive has a partner network that includes councils, foundations and businesses that help to fund projects that local communities want, enabling them to reach their fundraising goals faster. Typically a project will reach its crowdfunding target within 60 days on Spacehive.
We have a dedicated project success team whose sole focus is to help each project reach its fundraising target. We provide tips and advice to help project creators shape and grow their campaigns, helping them to succeed as quickly as possible.
Projects on Spacehive create unique and creative solutions to help make local places better. Ideas include climate change initiatives, new public places to improve mental and physical health, spaces for young people and other brilliant ideas that build more resilient communities. We’ve even recently helped launch a solar powered wind turbine!
Your project can be as big or as small as you like - you can raise anything from £100 up to £1 million depending on the size and ambition of your project, as long as it improves your community and complies with our bespoke project verification process. Check out our successful projects for inspiration.
This crowdfunding model gives project backers the confidence to invest in a project, contributing to the high campaign success rate on the Spacehive platform.
You are matched to funds depending on certain criteria, such as location, and project type. You can make short ‘pitches’ to these funds via the Spacehive website, which involves answering questions about your project. Once your crowdfunding campaign is live, the funds you have pitched to will monitor your progress and then decide whether to pledge alongside the crowd.
Visit our Funds page to see if our partners are offering funds in your area.
Fees are 5% (+VAT) of the project target and are only applicable in the event of a successful campaign. When you input your project costs, our platform will calculate this fee and it will appear as a cost item in your budget.
There are transaction fees (fees which apply when receiving electronic money payments, charged by our payment partner, Stripe) which are calculated when you input your project costs. These costs will vary depending on the transaction method, but are approximately 2% of the payment value, and only payable if the campaign is successful.
The 5% (+VAT) success fee and the transaction fees are added to your crowdfunding target at the outset. All fees are covered by your crowd, and you have 100% of the amount you need to deliver your project.
Spacehive has a dedicated team to help your campaign succeed at every step of the way. However, if your project does not meet its fundraising target within the allocated time frame, Spacehive will refund the backers and you will not receive any funds. No admin or transaction fees will be charged for projects that fail to meet their fundraising goals.
The amount that you can crowdfund will depend on the budget requirements of your project, its broad appeal, and your ability to gather public support for your idea and encourage fundraising. If you present the project well on its crowdfunding page, sell the benefits and have a clear plan to deliver it, there should be no stopping you.
You are more likely to reach your fundraising goal on Spacehive than anywhere else - nearly 9 out of 10 projects hit their crowdfunding target on Spacehive.