Using the Space
Whether you want to work on your projects or bounce ideas off other enthusiastic people, we need to get to know you. So come to one of our open evenings and have a chat with one of our wonderful greeters. They’ll be able to talk you through what we’re capable of offering and what our current situation is. We’ll also get to know you a bit and hopefully make sure that we can offer you what you expect from your subscription.
Once you are ready, we will ask you to fill in a subscription form and submit a payment, either in person to the treasurer or secretary, or, in the near future, via our online payment service.
We hope to facilitate access to people who otherwise can’t afford such a space, therefore we operate on a means-based fee. Starting at £10/month for anyone earning under £10,000/yr and adding £5 for each £10,000/yr. We know some of you are sole earners in the family or take breaks from work to do personal projects so use the above calculation as a guide to what we think you should pay.
For those who wish to use the space as part of their business operations, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see if we can accomodate you.
After everything is processed you’ll be given access to our facilities during opening hours.
Member of the Co-operative
Becoming a member of the cooperative is entirely optional. You can be a user of the space without being a member of the co-op.
That being said, becoming a co-op member requires a bit more effort but we promise it will be worth it! Besides gaining voting rights during general meetings, you’ll also be able to steer the tools and events budget towards your interests.
In return we ask you to be an active participant in the running of the space. At a minimum this means attending company General Meetings but we encourage involvement such as helping run events, taking responsibility for the tidiness of a section of the hackspace, taking up a role in the operations of the space, and running workshops or classes for members or the public.
If you wish to help us without using our facilities, you can still contribute in many other ways.
We are accepting money donations, either recurring or one-off. We are also looking for tools, but keep in mind we will have to make sure they are of use to the community.
If you’re a business looking to help the community, you can do that by sponsoring events or tools, offering free professional consultancy, or anything else you can think of. We’ll be very grateful and we’ll add you on our Sponsors page.