Please note this fund is open twice per year for spring and autumn funding rounds - see the About page for more information on the next deadline.
We want to hear your ideas for improving Barnet! You know what would help bring your neighbourhood together, improve the local area and build community spirit. These are the things that make a community tick. We want to hear about your ideas for improving Barnet and, where possible, to help make them a reality. Projects could be focused on physical improvements that leave a lasting legacy or they could be events or activities that last just for one day or one week, but which bring people together and help build community.
The Council’s corporate plan, known as Barnet 2024, sets our vision and strategy for the next 5 years. This includes the outcomes we want to achieve for the borough and the priority areas that we will focus limited resources on.
Our 3 outcomes for the borough focus on place, people and communities, and are as follows:
a pleasant, well maintained borough that we protect and invest in
our residents live happy, healthy, independent lives with the most vulnerable protected
safe and strong communities where people get along well
We want to support projects that help us to deliver on the above – the more areas covered, the better!
If you want to find out more about what we’re trying to achieve, have a read of Barnet 2024!
To take part you must complete your project page and pitch to Crowdfund Barnet by 21st April. If you'd like some feedback on your idea before you begin, fill in this short form.
1. CREATE YOUR PROJECT PAGE AND PITCH TO FUND:
Create your project page on Spacehive and once you've added your project details you will be matched to the Crowdfund Barnet fund. Here Barnet Council will ask you some additional questions about your project.
2.SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT FOR VERIFICATION:
Your project costs and necessary permissions or licenses will be checked by independent verifiers, Locality.
3. BEGIN CROWDFUNDING:
Once verified, set your dates and run your crowdfunding campaign. Barnet Council will review all project campaigns on 19th October, so make sure you demonstrate local support for your project through lots of backers.
4. CROWDFUND BARNET PITCH OUTCOME:
Please note the council will not be the first organisation to pledge to your project. They want to see community backing before making a decision. If your are successful, the pledge will be added to your live campaign.
5. HIT YOUR TARGET AND DELIVER YOUR PROJECT:
Spacehive uses an all-or-nothing model, so you must hit your target before pledges can be collected.
Do you have an idea for a community project? Whether it be by enhancing high streets, neighbourhoods, or parks; or supporting vulnerable people and bringing communities together we want to hear from you!
To take part in Crowdfund Barnet's next funding round create your project on Spacehive and pitch to the fund via the platform by 9th September. You'll start your crowdfunding campaign ahead to showcase support for your project ahead of assessment by Barnet Council on the 19th October.
The Spacehive team are on hand to help you along the way. Join us for online project creator workshops on the 14th and 28th July.