About Tyneside Crowd

About Tyneside Crowd

A place where all the people of the Tyne region can collaborate on creative and innovative projects!

Tyneside Crowd is a new Crowdfunding platform where people can collaborate on creative and innovative projects to improve and celebrate the places where they live, work and study. Through this initiative we want to continue a proud legacy of industry and entrepreneurship that goes back to Roman times, through the industrial revolution, and to the present day. We want to support local people to come up with projects which provide solutions to the challenges they face in their local area or to build on new opportunities. From music festivals to art installations, guerrilla gardening to pop up markets, if you have an idea to make your place even better, we want to hear from you. As part of this programme we are running a number of workshops to help you develop your projects and ideas. Projects that show local support are eligible to attract additional funding of up to £5,000 from Tyneside Crowd partners. See the below tab on the 'Process - How to get involved' for more information.

Areas of interest

Sport & Play Parks & Gardens Arts & Culture Buildings Food & Farming Streets & Infrastructure
Helped the environment Boosted the economy Increased volunteering, jobs & education Supported arts, culture & heritage Promoted activity & leisure

Created by Newcastle City Futures


The Tyneside Crowd is a collaboration by Newcastle City Futures, Newcastle and Gateshead councils and Open Lab. 

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Tyneside Crowd gives you the opportunity for neighbours, friends, family and the local community to back your project with a pledge. If you can demonstrate community backing for your project through your campaign you might also receive a pledge of up to £5,000 from the funds associated with Tyneside Crowd.

As this is not a regular grants programme, below is a brief overview of the process:

1. Creating your project

  • Create a project page on Spacehive at http://www.spacehive.com/create outlining what your project is all about

  • Your project will be automatically linked to other funds in the Tyneside area – you can then pitch to them for support

  • Spacehive will verify your project – make sure your costs add up and permissions are in place

  • Once all checks are completed you will be advised when your project is ready to start crowdfunding

2. Starting your crowdfunding campaign

  • Begin by trying to get lots of small pledges from the community to demonstrate community need and support for your idea

  • Once you have achieved about 10% your target (and / or a good number of backers from the community) Tyneside Crowd will assess your project, the support from the community, and decide whether or not to pledge to your project

  • The amount Tyneside Crowd will pledge will depend on the size of the project, how it delivers against their priorities, the impact it will have and the buy in from the community.

Note: the Tyneside Crowd will not be the first organisation to pledge as they want to see that there is community support for your project.

Please email info@spacehive.com for more information.

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