East London Makerspace (ELM) is the development of REED a project co funded by EU. ELM aim is to develop unused garages/ space into a makerspace to serve as a hub for the community to develop and produce eco products, offer training, skills and jobs to the local community. ELM will provide a space for the design and production of eco products offer a furniture Collection, restoration and resale for the community. It will provide a platform for eco designers, and disadvantaged young people from the community . to offer advice and help to launch careers, it will provide visibility and mobility for young people in the community to:, foster creativity and entrepreneurial activity, whilst encouraging new circular economy business models and market development . Introducing sustainable business models to the local community for sustainable social enterprises, pop up shops, a meeting space and artist studios - providing workshops, training, skills, and jobs for the community.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
it is an innovative circular economy new business model make innovative use out of waste and reducing landfill. It provides a hub for the community whilst offering training, skills and jobs for disadvantaged young people and offers the opportunity to setup new social enterprises with a circular economy ethos and teaches young people and the community about circular economy business models.
Steps to get it done:
Help turn an empty unused space into a creative hub for the community. Help disadvantaged young people learn new skills and access training. inspire a new generation of eco friendly makers, designers and circular economy economy entrepreneurs.
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Hi Gang, Just to give you all and ELM update. We have an event happening at The Cabin 85 Leonards Road London E14 OQU next Tuesday 8th August 16:30 - 19:30. If anyone wants to come along and meet, chat and see some products then please feel free. you are all invited. Planning to ramp up campaign over coming weeks so will be giving more regular updates. Best, Tim
Amazing evening last night. Mayor pledged £25k to project the 3rd highest bid of the evening. Feeling immensely proud. also would like to shout out to Mears Group PLC who kindly pledged £2k to ELM. Thanks again to all pledges that came in yesterday eve. All your support is greatly appreciated. Keep on pushing the project on social media and to friends and family. Keep the Faith! Tim