Why Become A Member?
Becoming a member provides you with 24/7 access* to our machines, tools and work space plus training, workshops and classes. As a member you also have a voice in how the space is ran.
Your membership dues directly fund our mission to provide tools, equipment, resources and facilities which allow us to do even bigger things for our community.
Members are also allowed to hold events, use the space for meetings and even have guests over. Please note that guests must sign liability waivers and may not use tools. For more information please see the Guests Section of our Rules & Policies.
- Sign up for monthly or yearly membership.
- Attend a weekly tour night to go through the new member process described in the welcome e-mail to get your key.
- Show commitment, have ideas, and get involved!
The cost of Full Membership is £40 per month. Full members get 24/7 access* to all the equipment and facilities. Some tools and machines will require inductions and training and there will be a nominal one-off fee for some of these.
A Basic Membership is £25 per month and is for members that only plan on using one of the studios or smaller projects maybe a few visits per month, This is for example someone that may want to access the sewing room and machines but none of the other areas. We ask members to contribute what they feel is a fair value the facilities they use and pay what you can to help maintain and improve them.
The Full & Basic Membership Fee’s are given as a suggested minimum, for example we feel its fair to charge someone that’s just using the space for the Tuesday sewing club £25 where as someone that is in 4 or 5 days a week making furniture to sell would be expected to pay a little more. We can review these fee’s when we are a little further along we feel this is a good starting point to ensure we can keep the space open and grow.
Membership fees are automatically recurring.
Full members are also able to add additional family members (from the same household) for £30 per month.
Other Membership Types
We also offer a Discounted Full Membership at the rate of just £30 per month, This is available at our discretion or if you qualify for one of the following concessions, you may be asked to provide evidence of eligibility.
You can qualify for the Discounted Full Membership is you are;
- Aged 60+**
- A Veteren**
- A Student**
- Blue Light card holder**
We ask members taking advantage of the discounted membership to contribute, where possible, a little more to the space. This could be anything from keeping areas tidy and organised to teaching classes assisting other members etc.
Membership Rules & Expectations
All members are required to maintain a clean and safe environment at all times. We are an all volunteer organisation, so please be kind to other members and return tools/materials to their proper places. Please see the Rules & Policies page for more information.
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Accepted Payment Methods
Monthly memberships require recurring payments via Direct Debit deducted on the 1st of each month, any interim time will be charged pro rota. You will be emailed a link to set this up after completing the membership form. Cash and check are only accepted for yearly memberships, and you will need to contact us to arrange payment.
* 24/7 Access Members can be granted 24/7 access after a certain period of time. This is yet to be determined, we will work this out collectively once we are open. but our aim is that members will manage the space themselves and as long as procedures are in place then people should be able to come and go as they please. Initially the space will be open set times, probably 9am to 8pm daily as a minimum.
** Proof of eligibility will be required.