Love MakerSpace? So do we – and we need your help to survive and thrive.

Your support helps us sustain and build MakerSpace and provide the community with an extraordinary cultural facility to meet, make, learn and connect.  It helps drive:


  • increased employment of arts and design practitioners.
  • greater vocational skills through training.
  • more creative culture.
  • strengthened local community.


We have no government funding at all. We are totally dependent on our members and students to exist. We are so proud that in less than 2 years we are funding 90% of our operating costs.


So why donate? Donations fill the critical gap between memberships, classes and the costs of running and maintaining MakerSpace. Donations also help us expand and grow, doing more of what we do best – which we’re proud to share below. Donations over $2 are also tax deductible. We also welcome sponsorship opportunities.


Want to know more? Scroll down for more details or get in touch at or 02 95578584 to start the conversation.

Yes, your Donation is tax deductible:

All donations over $2 are tax-deductible. All donations go to the &company Foundation Public Fund, listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations under subdivision 30-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.


Where do donations go? 

Every dollar you give continues to have an impact year in year out.
Why? Because we invest in growing our creative community through business development opportunities, education and training, and building human connections that ripple into a vibrant, sustainable creative culture. We are building the foundation of tomorrow’s Sydney. You are welcome to get in touch to discuss any queries with Anna Lise, 9557 8584 or email us.

You’re in good company! Others who have helped include these (and for a full list scroll to the end of this page!):

What will my donation fund?

Help us Provide Employment Pathways for Entrepreneurs in the Creative Industries

Fund the development of our advanced Creative Entrepreneurs Skills Education Program: $15,000
Donate towards operating overheads: $everything helps!

We provide the equipment, space, expertise and professional community, enabling people to turn ideas into livelihoods. In our first year we supported 30 new businesses and mircro-entrepreneurs. Help us help 100 businesses by June 2018.

Your support helps us grow our unique services, ensuring the next generations of culture-makers are strong, creative, and making an independent livelihood from their craft.

Help us Provide Outstanding Education in Vocational Skills

Increase our programming capacity by funding a new staff member for 1 year: $45k

In our first year, we trained 900 students in making and business skills. This financial year we’ve doubled that, with an extraordinary education program.
Help us expand the program to teach 3000 people between now and next EOFY.

Enable us to implement our plans for a dramatically increased class program, which will generate ongoing income for the business and  fund that role into the future.

Help us Fit-Out Our Remaining Spaces:

Function & Education Space: $10,000
Lighting, flooring and tables so we can run quality classes, industry events, and hire the space out for functions.


Photography Studio and Dark Room: $7,000
We’ve been generously donated a full darkroom’s worth of equipment – and will be Sydney’s only publicly accessible Darkroom in 2017. We need help to build, wire and plumb the facility, and to purchase the remaining gear for the photography studio.

Your support will help us generate long-term income, allowing us to exist independent of ongoing donations.

Support us in providing this critical community facility

Every donation helps us serve our community.
Sponsor a membership for one year: $1000
Support our community outreach events: $let’s chat.

We provide Sydney and our local community with the ultimate community centre, providing not only recreational and social opportunities, but a place that improves lives: Our members and students report improved mental health, reduced social isolation, increased confidence and self reliance, and an increased desire to achieve ambitious goals and give back to the community.

Your donation helps us grow our community impact.

Digital Fabrication Studio.

Help fund the MakerSpace Digital Hub: $150,000+
Help bring us into the future with CNC laser cutters, routers and 3D printers.  This is the next critical development for the facility, to increase efficiency of batch production, prototyping and opportunities for viable small businesses.

If this is of interest to you, let’s talk.

Your support helps us grow our unique services, ensuring the next generations of culture-makers are strong, creative, and making an independent livelihood from their craft.

Have something in mind? Let’s talk.

We are always open to new partnerships and opportunities. Let’s start the conversation.

Your support will help us generate long-term income, allowing us to exist independent of ongoing donations.

What can we do for you?

We’d love to hear from you as to how we can tailor a package that reflects your values and is commensurate with the level of support.  Get involved in mentoring or work with us to establish a new prize for innovation, micro-business or art, or perhaps you simply want us to acknowledge your kindness or promote your brand to our loyal community.

We’re happy to discuss:
  • Naming rights for:
    • Major Workshops (eg. Wood, Metal, Ceramic, CNC shop),
    • Specialist Facility (eg. Education space, Co-working office or Photography Studio),
    • Program (business incubator),
    • Large-scale community program (eg. annual design fair)
    • Regular community event (eg. Drink & Draw), or
    • specific piece of machinery/tools (not otherwise part of a sponsorship arrangement).
  • Team building courses
  • Complimentary or discounted membership or classes for your staff or clients.
  • Discounted membership for customers.
  • Advanced sales opportunities for staff and customers (education program, events etc).
  • Use of the space for corporate events for staff or clients.
  • VIP invitations to events.
  • Opportunities to engage with the community through mentoring, or involvement at events
  • Brand introduction to mailing-list and social media


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