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#LetsPullTogether through the crisis


Barnet Council have been inspired by the community response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, with so many people pulling together to help each other in these uncertain times.

Crowdfunding offers a way to raise funds rapidly by connecting people with local causes. Anyone can back a campaign with as little as £2, and can do so safely online. Spacehive will share guidance and tips on how to crowdfund safely and successfully during this period.

If you have a project idea that enables people to take a more active role in supporting their local area, and develops resilience within Barnet’s communities, Crowdfund Barnet offers a route to mobilise the funding you need to make it happen.

The Crowdfund Barnet programme continues to run during the crisis, and Barnet Council welcomes people to come forward with project ideas to improve your local area and build community spirit.

In order to support organisations during this difficult time some changes have been made to how the Crowdfund Barnet programme operates, enabling groups to raise funds rapidly.

Changes to the programme:

  • while Crowdfund Barnet normally operates funding rounds with specific deadline to get involved projects responding to the crisis can come forward at any time until further notice, pitching to the Crowdfund Barnet Fund on a rolling basis.
  • the criteria of the programme has been loosened so that organisations that respond to, or are impacted by the crisis can raise funds for essential supplies e.g. food supplies, or other running costs for a community asset.
  • Barnet Council recognises that campaigns may need to hit the targets as soon as possible in this time of crisis, and will therefore endeavour to assess projects that pitch to the fund quickly.

The dates currently scheduled for project assessment are week commencing 11 May and week commencing 18 June. Please inform the Spacehive team when you require funding by so they can best advise you when setting your campaign dates.

Examples of projects being launched now on Spacehive across the UK in response to COVID-19 include:

  • food growing projects to help with mental health and food security such as community chicken coops, beehives and compost bins
  • brightening up the neighbourhood with murals and flags
  • starting community kitchens and delivery services to help the vulnerable
  • purchasing technology to move community centres and services online.

Spacehive is sharing the latest examples of crowdfunding projects responding to the crisis here.

You can also read Spacehive's response to the crisis in a blog by its founder, Chris Gourlay.

Need some more advice before you create your project page? Click here to tell the Spacehive team about your idea, and you’ll receive feedback on how to get it ready for crowdfunding. For any additional questions, please contact Spacehive on support@spacehive.com.

Companies, foundations and public bodies interested in supporting projects alongside Barnet Council should contact info@spacehive.com


Click here to return to the "Support for community and voluntary organisations" page.


#LetsPullTogether through the crisis


Barnet Council have been inspired by the community response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, with so many people pulling together to help each other in these uncertain times.

Crowdfunding offers a way to raise funds rapidly by connecting people with local causes. Anyone can back a campaign with as little as £2, and can do so safely online. Spacehive will share guidance and tips on how to crowdfund safely and successfully during this period.

If you have a project idea that enables people to take a more active role in supporting their local area, and develops resilience within Barnet’s communities, Crowdfund Barnet offers a route to mobilise the funding you need to make it happen.

The Crowdfund Barnet programme continues to run during the crisis, and Barnet Council welcomes people to come forward with project ideas to improve your local area and build community spirit.

In order to support organisations during this difficult time some changes have been made to how the Crowdfund Barnet programme operates, enabling groups to raise funds rapidly.

Changes to the programme:

  • while Crowdfund Barnet normally operates funding rounds with specific deadline to get involved projects responding to the crisis can come forward at any time until further notice, pitching to the Crowdfund Barnet Fund on a rolling basis.
  • the criteria of the programme has been loosened so that organisations that respond to, or are impacted by the crisis can raise funds for essential supplies e.g. food supplies, or other running costs for a community asset.
  • Barnet Council recognises that campaigns may need to hit the targets as soon as possible in this time of crisis, and will therefore endeavour to assess projects that pitch to the fund quickly.

The dates currently scheduled for project assessment are week commencing 11 May and week commencing 18 June. Please inform the Spacehive team when you require funding by so they can best advise you when setting your campaign dates.

Examples of projects being launched now on Spacehive across the UK in response to COVID-19 include:

  • food growing projects to help with mental health and food security such as community chicken coops, beehives and compost bins
  • brightening up the neighbourhood with murals and flags
  • starting community kitchens and delivery services to help the vulnerable
  • purchasing technology to move community centres and services online.

Spacehive is sharing the latest examples of crowdfunding projects responding to the crisis here.

You can also read Spacehive's response to the crisis in a blog by its founder, Chris Gourlay.

Need some more advice before you create your project page? Click here to tell the Spacehive team about your idea, and you’ll receive feedback on how to get it ready for crowdfunding. For any additional questions, please contact Spacehive on support@spacehive.com.

Companies, foundations and public bodies interested in supporting projects alongside Barnet Council should contact info@spacehive.com


Click here to return to the "Support for community and voluntary organisations" page.