Community Makerspace - Accessibility & Eco Upgrade

by MAKE Gosport in Hardway, England, United Kingdom

£3,825

£10,750 target 36 minutes left
35% 67 supporters
This project will only be funded if at least £10,750 is pledged by 15th January 2021 at 6:00pm

To make the building fully-accessible and more energy-efficient - to create a comfortable environment for everyone to work, learn and play.

by MAKE Gosport in Hardway, England, United Kingdom

MAKE Gosport was conceived in 2018. We found a building and launched our first Crowdfunder in December 2019. The Crowdfunder was successful and the project commenced in January.

That building did not work out, so, after some delay, we settled for a much larger and better suited one.

Renovations ran from May to August. On 1st September 2020 we opened with nearly 500sqm of workshop and studio space – twice as large as originally planned. Spread over 2 floors (we built a mezzanine to increase the usable space!)

We have around 50 members, many of which have been regularly using the facilities with enthusiasm for more than three months. The can access Woodworking, Engineering, Metal Working, 3D Printing, Laser Cutters, Pottery, Sewing, Leather Work, Arts & Crafts, Electronics & Robotics and much more besides.

We would like to improve access and offer training and workshops to a wider community. The focus is to build a more creative and connected community by enabling people to learn new skills and hobbies..

The pandemic certainly impacted the pace of the renovation - despite a significant personal investment from our founder there are still a few projects to complete.

We want to the building and its facilities to be more accessible and much more comfortable for everyone to work learn and play in. We’d really like to:
- install a wheelchair lift and an accessible toilet.
- insulate the roof, so we can heat and cool the space in an economical and environmentally friendly way.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£40 or more

Gift Membership

One month's membership starting whenever you like from January 2021. Includes free laser cutter and 3D printer induction and £5 materials credit.

£10 or more

Cream Tea & Tour

Pop in for a cream tea and a personal tour of the space, meet and have a chat with our members and see what creativeness they are up to.

£20 or more

Maker for a Day - Taster Membership

Come and see what MAKE Gosport has to offer, try 3D printing, make something on the laser cutter, try some arts & crafts and hang out with other members. Drink tea & eat cake!

£65 or more

Woodworking Experience

A woodworking session using power and hand tools to make a Japanese Tool Box that you can take away with you.

£100 or more

4 of 20 claimed

3 Month Membership

3 Months Full Membership, Save £20! Give as a gift or use it yourself. Membership starts when you like.

£200 or more

0 of 12 claimed

MAKE me something special

An item hand made by one of our members, a coffee table, or piece of art etc.

£400 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Annual Membership

A years worth of full memberships to give as a gift or use yourself, thats a saving of £80!

Let's make 'Community Makerspace - Accessibility & Eco Upgrade' happen

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