FUNDS

Spacehive partners with councils, companies and foundations to help bring project ideas to life.  Create a project page on Spacehive to be automatically matched to relevant funds. Ask them to pledge towards your crowdfunding goal and answer any questions they have directly through the platform. Learn more.

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Mayor of London
London
Part of what makes London special is the jumble of unique, quirky, human places shaped by local communities. Places that are distinctive. Places you want to explore. Places that make you love London even more. This initiative by the Mayor is aimed at creating more places like this – by helping Londoners to crowdfund innovative project ideas on Spacehive.
Organisations using civic crowdfunding
West Sussex

This fund enables West Sussex County Councillors to support local community projects to improve the wellbeing of their local area. This is administered through the County Local Councillor Committee Meetings.

Swansea

Crowdfund Swansea is a platform where ideas can be shared, communities empowered and funds can be raised to take projects forward for the benefit of Swansea.  Swansea Council could pledge up to £5,000 towards your innovative ideas to make your community a better place. This is your opportunity to pitch your idea to the whole of Swansea and draw in funding from people, businesses, and Swansea Council. Let’s work together and improve Swansea for everyone to enjoy.

Learn more here.

Liverpool

We want to support the creation of projects and activities in Liverpool that are shaped and used by local communities and businesses. Many people have great ideas to make better places and spaces in Liverpool but they don’t always know how to find the help and funding they need to get started. Liverpool City Council are partnering with Spacehive to help you shape the city’s shared spaces – through crowdfunding. This means other funders and supporters can pledge to your exciting projects alongside the council. More information is available in this document.

Better Communities
The United Kingdom

The GLL Community Foundation is here to support projects which get your community active! From organising a 100 metre sprint on your high street to revamping a 5-aside football pitch.

Learn more here.

The United Kingdom

At idverde we want to see creative and innovative ideas that enhance greenery across the country, like building a park on a disused rail line in the sky, creating a community garden, or installing a wifi network in a park, whatever you think will make your local green space an even better place to be.

Learn more here.

Organisations using civic crowdfunding
Greater London and Watford
We want to support small projects which will make a big difference to help the community increase reuse and recycling. Could your project engage your neighbours in their recycling service and inspire them to do the right thing with their waste? Do you want to use reclaimed materials to help build facilities the community can use and up skill the local people?
Sunderland

Crowdfund Sunderland Fund: Each of the five Areas of the City of Sunderland (Coalfield, East, North, Washington and West) has developed a Neighbourhood Investment Plan and has access to the Crowdfund Sunderland Council Grant budget to help them deliver the plan.  Each area has been allocated a minimum of £10,000 as a one-off fund in order to develop appropriate projects and attract other funding to the area.  Crowdfund Sunderland funded projects should deliver improvements within the local area.

Healthy City Fund: This fund is made up of £50,000 from the Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group and £50,000 from Public Health. It is designed to support projects which enable Sunderland to be a healthy city, where people live healthier lives for longer, with people accessing our wonderful natural assets such as our beaches, parks.

Learn more herehttps://www.spacehive.com/movement/crowdfundsunderland/supporter

Kirklees

Our towns, villages and communities are the strength of Kirklees. Local people have asked us to do more to recognise this. We should all have a stake in the places where we live, work or visit. So we’re celebrating our places by encouraging more great ideas.

Learn more here.

Sefton

#SeftonCrowd brings people across the borough together through incredible ideas and projects that our communities want to see happen. We want to support local good ideas that improve and maintain our beautiful borough, while giving everyone the opportunity to join in and support a whole host of different projects. Along with pledges from your local community, there is an opportunity to get up to £5,000 from the council towards your crowdfunding campaign.

Learn more here.

Tower Hamlets

Could you help to improve green spaces in Tower Hamlets? Have you got an idea to increase volunteering opportunities or training? Could you deliver a project that brings cultural or arts activities to local people? Or do you have a great idea to bring people together? If so, tell us about it today.  Along with pledges from your local community, there is an opportunity to get up to £10,000 from the council towards your crowdfunding campaign.

Learn more here.

City Mayor
Leicester

This £100,000 Community Engagement Fund will support projects that can help eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation; advance equality of opportunity; and foster good relations between groups and communities in Leicester.

Learn more here.

Hammersmith and Fulham Funds
Hammersmith and Fulham

Hammersmith and Fulham is offering £200,000 to projects which bring together the local people and resources to make positive changes in their community. If you have a project idea for improving your local area, simply upload it to Spacehive, set your funding target and pitch to the Hammersmith and Fulham Funds to watch your ideas come to life!

Learn more here.

Ealing
Ealing Connects is the exciting way for you to shape Acton, Ealing, Greenford, Hanwell, Northolt, Perivale and Southall. Do you have a great idea for bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together? Or what about that unused or neglected space that you would like to see being enjoyed by the community? The Council has two funds to support crowdfunding campaigns in Ealing.
Doncaster

Through the Doncaster Movement you’ll have the opportunity to ask friends, family and neighbours to back your project with a pledge. We also have a fund of £50,000 – with a maximum pledge of £5,000 to put towards the projects which can show the backing of the community through their campaign.

Learn more here.

Barnet Together Fund
London Borough of Barnet

This fund is available to anyone who lives, works or studies in Barnet. We want to hear about your ideas for improving Barnet’s high streets, residential neighbourhoods, parks and open spaces.

Learn more here.

Mayfair & Belgravia

Do you have a passion to make places more sustainable, diverse, dynamic or inclusive? Do you have an idea for community activities or projects that could make a real difference to your neighbours or local businesses? Our Mayfair & Belgravia Community Fund can help you bring your ideas to life by providing funding and other critical support to help you run a crowdfunding campaign.

Learn more here.

Neighbourhood Improvement Fund
Crawley

The Neighbourhood Improvement Fund is part of the Community Infrastructure Levy, which is paid by developers to fund infrastructure, facilities and services to benefit  the local community. This fund is available for projects running in Crawley Borough.

Learn more here.

Crowdfund Wolves Fund
Wolverhampton

We are interested in funding a range of projects that contibute to the city! Projects must contibute to improving places, spaces or residents’ quality of life. We are particularly excited about projects that are bringing something new to the city. The council would support those projects which make a significant contribution to the delivery of the corporate plan, deliver skills and or contribute to efficiency outcomes.

Learn more here.