The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) are launching the third round of Spacehive Crowdfunding, with an online event on Tuesday 6 July at 4pm.

In line with Mayor Driscoll’s manifesto commitment to work with communities to tackle the climate emergency and food poverty, and the Combined Authority’s work towards a net zero transition, the theme of this funding round is ‘Zero-carbon, Zero-poverty’. The Mayor’s fund will fund projects that are brought forward by the community. This can be anything from a community garden, to supporting the reduction of food waste, or a community food club.


The last two rounds have been great successes. The NTCA have pledged to grassroots community projects across Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside, everything from beekeeping, community film making and things as simple as planting flowers around the local area. The NTCA work in partnership with crowdfunding platform Spacehive. Spacehive is a specialist funding platform for ideas that bring local civic and community spaces to life.

Fundraising campaigns on Spacehive have the highest success rate of any crowdfunding platform in the UK and the platform has become the default way for many areas and organisations to fund community projects. Crowdfunding on Spacehive is a simple process that allows local people engage with their community. It starts with a group or an individual with an idea. The NTCA and colleagues at Spacehive will guide projects through the process, and if the project gets the support from local people and organisations, the NTCA will put money in to back it.

If you have a great idea, or want to find out more, join Mayor Jamie Driscoll at the launch of Crowdfund North of Tyne Zero-carbon, Zero-poverty.  Spread the word and tell your friends!  Book your free place here.