Just had a chat with someone interested in woodworking and I think we might be able to afford expanding if we play our cards right.
The room I’m thinking we could take would cost around £400/m. What I’m thinking is that we empty our room and move into the offices upstairs. Then we set up our room for woodworking which could fit 2 people working at the same time. The only way we could set this up is if we prepay up until the break clause which is 6 months.
A good way to break that down is 6months * 8 people * £60. We could organise it as a pledge and if we hit it we will gather the money and sign the contract. That’s £60*6 is £360 upfront for access to the tools room. How does that sound? We could reach out to Makespace to hold the room for us for a month and see if we can cover our pledge. How does all of that sound?
Anyone paying that much of the normal membership will also get access to the room. I know it makes it a tiered membership but in terms of voting rights we’d all be equal.
We could take Makespace up on the offer of putting a shed out and store materials there giving us even more value for the space that we have inside where we have electricity and have to worry less about security.
If you’re interested please leave a message here, send me a private message, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll collate the pledges.