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Spacehive: Grants

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 181202, tabled on 15 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether Spacehive has a role in allocating grants to community projects from the (a) Arts Council and (b) other organisations funded from the public purse.

Answered on

23 April 2021

Spacehive does not have a role in allocating grants from the Arts Council but has played a role in previous project funding.

During 2019-20 Arts Council England (ACE) ran a pilot project, Our Music Crowd, to help Music Education Hubs develop their crowdfunding skills. Spacehive, an online platform enabling organisations to crowdfund, was procured as a one-off supplier for this initiative and acted as a conduit for funding. It did not have a role in choosing which projects were funded or successful. Funding was provided to the projects using the Spacehive platform.

Spacehive has also worked with community networks, Local Authorities, foundations and companies in a similar fashion. I am unable to comment on any relationship Spacehive may have had with other Government Departments.