Pete (L) & Garry (R) - braving the rain, inspecting the contents of the garages, full of donated tools.
Money helps pay the bills.
Please consider donating money - one of the best ways to show your support.
Through one off donations or by setting up a regular recurring payment - or of course, by becoming a member.
The Protector membership plan is our 'pay-it-forward' option adding a little extra to the standard subscription, which helps provide membership for the lesser off.
There is also the Supporter Plan, an additional option to pay us a regular monthly or single amount, all of which helps.
All the money we raise is used to run all the necessary functions of the project helping to secure the success and future of the tool library and workshop.
The back of Alison’s car, on moving in day, transferring some of the donated tools from storage to our new home in the crypt.
Old tools get a new lease of life
Our community can make use of old tools. Either in the workshop, the tool library, repair shop or the maker space.
They may be tatty and old to you, but we can repair, reuse, repurpose and ultimate reduce waste.
Your tools may get reused or turned into something else, parts may get recycled, some tools may be renovated and sold at fairs or other future events.
If you have old tools you want to donate, then send us an email, click the link below.
Starting to get organised on moving in day, thanks to the two Tonys, Alison, Gill, Karen and a bit by Garry & Pete.
Skill Sharing is part of our ethos
We don’t know everything, but together we can give it a good try.
Becoming a member is one thing, but Volunteering takes things up a gear, donating your time and skills helps the project, our members and the community flourish.
Volunteering is fun, it builds social ties, binds the community together and can help develop new skills.
Also, you might get a badge or a free t-shirt! and everyone one likes free stuff!
Do you have skills you would like to share? complete our application form and tell us all about it, click the link below.
End of day 4 - starting to take shape?
A great idea it might be...
...but the Brighton Community Workshop still needs funding.
We rely on the memberships and donations as our main income, but there’s also more general fundraising opportunities, grants applications and so on.
We are here to help pioneer the idea of a sharing, repairing lifestyle within our community, for us and future generations.
We can’t exist on ideals alone so Volunteering to fundraise for us allows our core team to focus on the long-term goals.
Our aim is to become self-sufficient, but until then, fundraising efforts and every donation counts and helps to keep the lights on.
Do you have an idea for fundraising event? Can you provide valuable expertise in this area, if so we want to hear from you.
Spread the word.
Word of mouth is a power tool.
...if you can’t spare time, or money then just telling your friends, family and colleagues about what we’re doing is still a help.
Whether you’re a Founder, Herald, Advocate or Protector, you are all supporters - so keep talking, join us on the socials, like and share, spread the word and help build our community.
Thank you for your continued support
A special thank you goes out to everyone who supported ourt initial crowdfunding campaign - this helped to kick things off and seems such a long time ago, but without that initial support we wouldn't be here - so thank you, far too many names to mention but you know who you are.
We are also proud to have support from the following organisations.