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East London Makerspace (ELM)

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East London Makerspace (ELM)

Rejuvenate UK CIC By Rejuvenate UK CIC

Help us change an unused empty space into East London Makerspace. A creative hub where the local community will be trained in the production & selling of high quality ECO products made from waste.

Tower Hamlets Delivery stage

pledged of £59,708

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

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:

  • create a future makespace and workshop space
  • cut down landfill
  • educate community about circular economy and new business models and to set up social enterprises
  • Create jobs and career opportuniities
  • run workshops with disadvantaged youth for the local community

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:

  • Machinery, Equipment,
  • Renovation & Installation
  • Secure Premises - Contracts, Legal documents, Insurance, Public Liability Design drawings etc
  • Staff Costs - Workshop provision, Recruitment, Training and production

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.

Location Tower Hamlets

About the space

Tower Hamlets


London Borough of Tower Hamlets

How will the money be spent?Total £59,708

Renovation - Air conditioning, insulation, electrics, castling, water etc - £20,000 (34%)
Staff Costs, Training , Production - £17,000 (28%)
Equipment - £15,000 (25%)
Premises & Legal Contracts - £5,000 (8%)
Other - £2,708 (5%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Renovation - Air conditioning, insulation, electrics, castling, water etc
Staff Costs, Training , Production
Premises & Legal Contracts
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £59,708

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • Trainers with skills in woodwork and carpentry
  • Trainers with skills in glass cutting,
  • Enthusiastic volunteers who want to help and learn

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