The Venture Centre kids are going to carnival! With 5 days to spare, the community said yes to the first ever Spacehive project in Kensington and Chelsea –  and they even surpassed their £5,000 plus target.

Over 80 pledges were made throughout their local fundraising efforts coming from a variety of sources from individual residents,  community groups, housing associations to local businesses. The Council also pledged support through City Living, Local Life in Golborne and St Helen’s wards.

The kids themselves also shook their buckets along Portobello Road and raised money at Portobello Live and at a disco organised at The Venture Centre. They will now get the chance to take part and dance through the streets of Notting Hill at this year’s Carnival!

Here’s what the kids had to say:

Now with proof of a community backed idea becoming a reality in Kensington and Chelsea, the Hive shows just how effective it is to share ideas and generate interest in local projects. Even if your ideas are not fully ironed out, the first step is to share them at:

The Golborne Forum has already began crowdfunding to support this year’s Golborne Festival. Meanwhile Gardens have also posted up a couple of ideas to coincide with their 40th anniversary celebrations, so don’t delay and share today!

Any questions or queries on how to crowdfund? Get in touch with Spacehive and #CrowdfundKC