TOOLS FOR EAST LONDON
We are excited to launch our first ever crowd funding campaign to set up a Tool Lending Library in East London. Please help spread the word and donate if you can - no contribution is too small ... or big.
The tool lending library will provide easy and affordable access
to a wide range of good quality tools. It builds on the local
lending ethos which is already strong and helps us establish an
active support network for makers in the area. The system is
simple: A small monthly fee will allow members to borrow tools and
have an active say in what tools will be stocked and how the
library will be run.
We have done our research which you can check out on our website. More info is also available on the Indiegogo page.
The R-Urban Wick Tool Library will be the first in London and
one of the first of its kind in the UK. It will do a lot of things:
- stock, lend and maintain tools
- the 'tool pool' will connect makers to exchange tools and expertise directly between themselves
- recirculate used tools which have become surplus in the construction industry
- offer a venue to host talks and workshops around making to share skills and knowledge
We need your help to get this new and exciting facility off the ground!
WHO GIVES WILL ALSO RECEIVE - THE PERKS!
We have a wide range of perks to reward your generousity. Perks start from your name being inscribed on the 'Supporters Wall of Fame' and/or having a tool named in your honour. Monthly or annual memberships for the tool library, a collection of public works, R-Urban Wick publication and a special series of hand made P£ANK Furniture designed and built by our team and a special tour of Hackney Wick on our Wick on Wheels Milk Float.
Apart from donations we mainly need your help in setting up a community of like minded who want to be involved with the Tool Library.
It would be fantastic if you could help spread the word by simply clicking the Facebook and Twitter links on our Indiegogo page.
We leave you with a picture (above) of the Berkley Tool Lending Library in California which started in a small caravan and has since grown into a successful public resource.