Your support helps us sustain and build MakerSpace and provide the community with a well-equipped space 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 are not government funded. We need your help.

MakerSpace &company Foundation is an independent not-for-profit company.  The Foundation is approved as a Deductible Gift Recipient by the Australian Tax Office and the Ministry for the Arts on the Register of Cultural Organisations.  Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

You’re in good company! Others who have helped include these (and for a full list scroll down!):

How can you help?

To help us finish the fit out of our space we need some help.  Every form of assistance is appreciated and we’re looking for:

  • Tax Deductible Donations (cash or product).
  • Sponsorship.
  • Loans (non-recourse).


Your help is critical to help us finalise parts of our program that will in turn help us become self-sustaining.  For example, helping us complete our Education & Industry Space or specialist metal studio will allow us to generate on-going income.  While grateful if you were to donate a fish, we would be even more grateful for a fishing rod… or the equipment and training to make our own rods! or call us on 02 95578584 to start the conversation.

Help us Fit-Out Our Photography Studio
(we have photographers ready to go)

Fund the fit-out, specialist lights and equipment that enable us to teach photography skills, and also enables creative entrepreneurs to take professional photographs of their work for sale online, promotion and exhibition.

To help us generate income from this space we need: $10,000  

Help us Finish Our Education + Industry Space
(we are so close it hurts!)

Enables us to complete our fantastic Education + Industry Space – a purpose fit-out series of spaces for teaching business skills, and hosting industry events including product launches.

To help us generate income from this space we need: $10,000

Help us fund a Woodwork Technician’s Wage

Help us employ a part-time Technical Officer who will set up the wood workshop and enable the community to access real expertise in woodwork.

We need $35,000 (for the part-time position for one year). 

Digital Fabrication Studio.

Help bring us into the future with CNC laser cutters, routers and 3D printers.  If this is of interest to you, let’s talk.

Estimated cost $150,000+.

Help us help others!

Donate Annual Memberships for disadvantaged members
of the community.

We are partnering with other charities to help provide disadvantaged members of the community with access to our co-working space as well as community.  $2500 per membership will give someone 12 months membership and access to help them re-engage with community, build confidence, skills and good health.

Fund Business Literacy and Education
for Creative Entrepreneurs.

Help us subsidise 50 sessions with respected Creative Industries Business Advisor and Mentor Tony Shannon, and build new programs that increase business strategy and financial literacy in creative industries entrepreneurs:  $10,000.

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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