Weʼre raising £2,000 to to help fund the non-profit collective to support the creative workshops and activities for the community.
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Craftory is the non-profit collective of people who contribute their skills for the benefit of the surrounding community. The main aim of the organisation is to bring disused spaces back to life by creating workshops for the local people. Everything started from what used to be a social club for the Tate&Lyle Sugar factory employees in 80s. The building has been abandoned for 15 years, hence in derelict conditions when found. After introducing ourselves to the local community, collecting over 100 signatures of support for the project we have started renovation works to transform the building into usable workshop spaces. This genuine idea already impacted the community. We already run workshops for local people, guested artists from all over the world, and made some friends with local people and established promising networks. Last year we opened our garden for the summer activities and events. With small budget and mainly with upcycling skills the team managed to do more than half of repair works. Hovewer so much work left and Craftory does it best to achive the goals by this summer. The building itself to be fully open to use for events and workshops needs to meet the health and safety standards. In order to do it the roof has to be fixed. With the money from the donation we could hire the right proffesionals to help us fix the major damage. Also it would help with getting rid of all the waste from the building and getting a skip container. All the money will cover this expences and speed up the renovation proccess of the building so we can kick out with the events and open our creative space fully for the community by this summer.
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