OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign up, Login or Learn more

A new funding and organizing platform for neighborhood improvement projects

Spacehive enables community members to transform their local public spaces. Users can pitch their own ideas, receiving fundraising and technical assistance from Spacehive, or use the platform to contribute and donate to projects that interest them.

Photo of Philip Man
1 8

Written by

Everyone cares about their local area. Sometimes it's wanting to increase quality of life through the creation of a nice relaxing green space, or somewhere for the kids to play. Sometimes it's for economic reasons - transforming a drab high street into a place that people want to visit is good for business.

We'd all like to make improvements. But with councils out of cash, we need a new way of getting things done. The great thing about Spacehive is that anyone can put forward project ideas and anyone can fund them.

http://spacehive.com/

Spacehive is a platform that helps catalyze such community initiatives by connecting different parties and getting them all working together:

  • Local people with brilliant ideas - like creating relaxing green spaces, shiny new sports facilities, or giving the high street a makeover.
  • Designers with imaginative plans that they think communities will like.
  • Public bodies looking for ways of funding capital projects.
  • Businesses and brands keen to leave a tangible community legacy.


1 comment

Join the conversation:

Comment
Photo of Meena Kadri

Great share, Philip! Would be great to add the link http://spacehive.com to your post so others can check out more goodness on this one :^)