Well Space Community Fundraiser

About Well Space

Well Space is a grassroots volunteer run community space in Hackney. Our passion and aim is working together to provide space for people to connect, make great ideas a reality and share skills. We believe in the strength of community to support one another and make positive change.

We have renovated the space through fundraising, donations and volunteer labour to make it welcoming and functional but there is some more work to be done & equipments needed. We’d like to keep our doors open, host pop up events and regular free/low cost activities for people in the area.

The Covid pandemic has meant that we have remained mostly shut other than our weekly food hub, which has recently been put on hold whilst we find ways to do this better and organise future plans. This has also put us in financial difficulty and we need support to keep the space open and fit for use. We also know that this has been an extremely difficult year for so many people in so many ways and that part of healing from this will be through community support.

What happens at Well Space

Since opening Well Space has hosted:

  • Mental health support groups
  • Art exhibitions - Mental Health Awareness, Australian Fire WWF fundraiser, Black History Month
  • Spoken word events
  • Discounted yoga classes
  • Free photo studio portraits
  • Pop up shops - Monthly Black Pound Day indoor market
  • Weekly Community food hub
  • Free Christmas Dinner
  • Young peoples art group

If you are interested in volunteering or running an activity please email us via www.wellspacecommunity.co.uk

(please note GoFundMe does not allow email addresses)

We have transformed the space from a run down building into a multi purpose community space all through volunteering and donations. We have set up as a Community Interest Company as this fits our ethos to not operate for private gain.


How to help

We need donations for the following things that will help keep the space available for use.

Work to be done: £9000 - based on estimate quotes

We need new windows & shutters to make the space more welcoming, keep it warmer during the colder months and for added security. £4000

We also have a doorway which needs widening to allow wheelchair access to the toilet and garden. £2000

We need repairs to the roof to prevent further leaks and damage £3000

If you’re a tradesperson and can offer your help please get in touch!!

Equipment: £1000

  • Children’s Toys
  • Sewing equipment
  • Art materials
  • Board games
  • Computers

If you have any of these things and are willing to donate contact us via www.wellspacecommunity.co.uk or instagram @wellspacecommunity

(please note GoFundMe does not allow email addresses)

We would really appreciate a donation of any amount to help us pay for the above!

Any money raised in excess will be used for essential running costs to help us stay open.

The directors

We are a team of 3 volunteer directors with local connections who manage the space, with a growing team of other volunteers. We are diverse in terms of age and background but have a shared vision to provide a wonderful space for our community. We care deeply about people and the planet and follow the ethos of thinking globally and acting locally.

  • Zoe Buffery 
    • £50 
    • 6 mos
  • Charlotte Cutts 
    • £50 
    • 6 mos
  • Philip Turpin 
    • £50 
    • 6 mos
  • Duncan Fraser 
    • £30 
    • 6 mos
  • Josephine BUFFERY 
    • £50 
    • 6 mos
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Organizer

Lydia Hartshorn 
Organizer
London, UK