Share Shed Boost

by Share Shed - A Library of Things in Devon, United Kingdom

Total raised £7,730

£30,000 target 5 days left
25% 181 supporters

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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 3rd June 2024 at 8:00am

The Share Shed helps people to fulfil their ideas, plans and dreams by giving them access to over 350 useful items at low cost.

by Share Shed - A Library of Things in Devon, United Kingdom

 donated match funding
Aviva Community Fund is providing live match funding

What We Do: 

The Share Shed helps people to fulfil their ideas, plans and dreams by giving them access to over 350 useful items at low cost. From tools and gardening equipment to household appliances and camping gear, the Share Shed lends people what they need, when they need it, reducing waste and promoting sustainable living. Since we started in 2017, over 2,700 people in South Devon have borrowed over 5,000 items, saving them more than £390,000. 

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Match-Funding Opportunity: 

Thanks to funding partners, every donation we receive will be match-funded, doubling the impact of your contribution! This means that your support will go even further in helping us achieve our fundraising goal and continue making a positive difference in our communities.

Our Project and the Challenge: 

Many people cannot afford, or have no place to store, the tools and equipment they need for projects they want to do. By lending them what they need, at low cost, we help them to do what they want, while saving them money and reducing our impact on the planet. This helps build stronger, and more active and resilient communities. 

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Taking Action on Climate Change and the Cost of Living: 

The Share Shed is a catalyst for positive change. By promoting sharing and reducing the need for new products, we mitigate the environmental impact of our consumption – and its emissions. Additionally, we lower the cost of living by making essential items accessible to all, regardless of income level. 

Our Funding Goal and How It Will Be Spent: 

We're seeking to raise £30,000 to make the Share Shed more resilient over the next year. 

This will allow us to: 

  • Continue our weekly service, in rural Devon (UK), to Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Dartington, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, South Brent and Totnes 
  • Expand our skillshare programme 
  • Pilot a Repair Café in two towns
  • Host a ShareFest (picture below)
  • Support other groups to set up similar projects
  • Purchase new equipment
  • Strengthen publicity and community outreach
  • Improve our website

Specifically, the funds will be used to cover operational costs, acquire more items that are in high demand, strengthen publicity, and host events that support the wellbeing of the community and the planet while increasing our trading income, and making our project more resilient. 

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Join Us in Building a Better Future: 

By supporting our crowdfunding campaign, you're investing in a more sustainable, equitable future for all. Together, we can strengthen the Share Shed and empower more people to live more lightly on the planet while fostering stronger community connections. Join us on this journey and be a part of the change! 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£3 or more

Become a Boost Hero

A big thank you! Pledge £3, and your name will be displayed in our van.

£10 or more

Get a Share Shed Fridge Magnet

A big thank you! Pledge £10, and as well as having your name displayed in our van, you'll be sent a Share Shed fridge magnet to remind you of the importance of sharing.

£15 or more

Get a Share Shed Badge

A big thank you! Pledge £15, and as well as having your name displayed in our van, you'll be sent a Share Shed badge to remind you of the importance of sharing.

£20 or more

Gift Membership to a Loved One

A big thank you! Pledge £20, and as well as having your name displayed in our van, you'll be sent a Gift Membership card to give it to a loved one.

£50 or more

Get an Annual Membership + £5 of Credit

A big thank you! Pledge £50, and as well as having your name displayed in our van, you'll get a free annual membership to the Share Shed, and £5 of credit to be used in your first loan.

£100 or more

Get an Annual Membership + £15 of Credit

A big thank you! Pledge £100, and as well as having your name displayed in our van, you'll get a free annual membership to the Share Shed, and £15 of credit to be used in your first loan.

£200 or more

Two Annual Memberships with £20 of Credit

A big thank you! Pledge £200, and as well as having your name displayed in our van, you'll get two annual memberships to the Share Shed with £20 of credit each - a gift for yourself and a loved one.

£500 or more

Positive News + Christmas Celebration

A big thank you! Pledge £500, and as well as having your name displayed in our van, you'll receive an annual subscription to Positive News magazine, and you'll be invited to join our annual Christmas Celebration, where you can meet our fabulous team of staff and volunteers.

£1,000 or more

Epic Reward

A big thank you! Pledge £1,000, and you'll get all the rewards above as well as a lifetime membership to the Share Shed.

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