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Help Get Our Bus on the Road

Funded on Spacehive 26 July 2018

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Help Get Our Bus on the Road

Help Get Our Bus on the Road

Cathy  Westby By Cathy Westby

We need some short term help for a long-term dream - to take Our Bus into neighbourhoods across Hull, particularly those on the edges, to offer a space of safety, hospitality and creativity

Hull Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 26 Jul 2018!

Our Bus is " Our Bus" because it's our bus. A bus for us. A safe, welcoming space for all ages travelling in and around Hull and parts of the East Riding of Yorkshire. ‚ÄčThe beauty of a bus is that it can move. It's not stuck in one place. You don't have to travel to get to it. It can travel to you. And it can travel across borders. Go beyond the things that divide. Like lines on maps. And postcodes. In its previous life Our Bus was a youth bus. So inside it's an ideal social space with a small kitchen, cafe-style area and room for people to hang out, make things, play music, whatever. It's an incredible community resource with all sorts of possibilities. So it's about rest. Recovery. Healing. Acceptance. Hospitality. Creativity. Freedom. Beauty. Humour. Love But we need to get it on the road! A lot of work has already been done, for the minimum of costs but we now need to meet a larger than expected insurance premium, and some mechanical bits to get through the MOT.

What we'll deliver:

  • The bus will be ready to go
  • We will head off into communities over the summer
  • We will seek different funding/enterprise streams for the longer term

Why it's a great idea:

Last year's City of Culture gave our city a real boost and left us wanting more. We particularly want to see more people being given the opportunity to enjoy great hospitality, try something new and get creative even! Our Bus takes away 2 potential barriers to this - lack of resources (bus fares into town, admission costs etc) and a lack of confidence (recognising that something is open to everyone, of all experiences or none. Our us will park up in a community and simply ask people to get on board on their own doorstep, and we're excited to see what will happen!

Steps to get it done:

  • Pay for insurance
  • complete the inside refurbishment
  • get the mechanical work done
  • pass the MOT
  • Head out!


Location Hull

About the space

Across Hull, particularly the outer estates, and parts of the East Riding


Hull City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £1,168

towards extra insurance premium - £500 (43%)
towards mechanical work & MOT - £300 (26%)
towards materials for inside and activities - £200 (17%)
Fuel - Fuel 600 miles at 16p a mile - £96 (8%)
Other - £72 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

towards extra insurance premium
towards mechanical work & MOT
towards materials for inside and activities
Fuel - Fuel 600 miles at 16p a mile
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • We'll use any extra funds raised for on-going costs - insurances, tax, repairs and maintenance

Total £1,168

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