As civic crowdfunders Spacehive continue to enable local groups and organisations in Kensington and Chelsea to develop new ideas to enhance the civic space, lets take one more look at the ideas that successfully hit their targets this year.

Venture Centre Kids Carnival

The Venture Centre in North Kensington crowdfunded over £5,000 to send 40 of their kids to this year’s carnival.  Pledges went towards float hire, costume and materials.  The results were pretty impressive!  Read about the experiences of crowdfunding by project lead and Director of the Venture Centre, Naami Padi on the Spacehive blog.



1200 Cranes

1200 cranes, 600 hours, 500km of string, one community.  A collaboration project between Kindred Studios and Dalgarno Trust saw a successful crowdfunded public art project take place in the North of the borough, with the local community creating origami cranes to suspend from the Dalgarno Trust’s atrium for all to enjoy.  Over £2,000 was raised for materials and to produce this wonderful short film about the experience.


Golborne Festival

The longstanding community festival organised by the Golborne Forum wanted to raise over £10,000 to ensure all the fun-filled, family orientated street party featuring live music, international food, arts and crafts, children’s entertainment and more were free to the local community to enjoy.  And enjoy they certainly did.


Now what?

More and more ideas are going up on the Kensington and Chelsea Hive – if you have an idea to transform your neighbourhood, why not do the same and build up the support you need to deliver your ideas.

Having launched their own hive recently, Westway Trust are making grants of £4,000 to successful crowdfunding projects locally.  Find out more on the Westway Trust Community Grants Hive now!