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Library of things[edit | edit source]

Library of Things is a women-led circular economy start-up affordably renting out useful items like drills, sound systems and sewing machines from high street hubs like libraries. Having developed the service in London since 2016, we are now working with local authorities, businesses and communities to bring borrowing to every neighbourhood that wants it. This is all part of fulfilling our mission to make borrowing better than buying – for individuals, communities and the planet. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Funding[edit | edit source]

  • Community Ownership Fund, Policy paper, Mar 3 [2] From summer 2021 community groups will be able to bid for up to £250,000 matched-funding to help them buy or take over local community assets at risk of being lost, to run as community-owned businesses. The first bidding round for the Community Ownership Fund will open by June 2021.

Community Shares

Networks[edit | edit source]

Community Matters, nationwide federation of community organisations

Community Media Association, UK membership association for community broadcasting. The CMA is a non-profit making organisation, supporting Community Radio, Television and community-based Internet projects. W

Community Land Trust Network

Seeds For Change, network of non-profit training and support co-operatives which help people organise for action and positive social change. "We concentrate on working with grassroots environmental and social justice activists to help increase their effectiveness in campaigning and bringing about lasting positive change." Briefings and guides are @nti-copyright. "Please feel free to copy, adapt and distribute them as long as the final work remains @nti-copyright."

Quotes[edit | edit source]

"One day soon, our high streets, parks, libraries, housing hubs, train stations, and cafes will become spaces for us to meet, repair, make, borrow, lend, grow, bake, reflect, care, and eat together." Rebecca Trevalyan FRSA [3]

"Most people participate in their communities not as part of organised groups, but in doing acts of kindness" Professor Carolyn Kagan, Professor of Community Social Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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2021

Community Ownership Fund, Policy paper, Mar 3 [4] From summer 2021 community groups will be able to bid for up to £250,000 matched-funding to help them buy or take over local community assets at risk of being lost, to run as community-owned businesses. The first bidding round for the Community Ownership Fund will open by June 2021.

2020

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Tomorrow Today Streets, Creating essential micro-infrastructure for post Covid 19 neighbourhoods, TessyBritton [5] May 30 ...Barking and Dagenham

Who can be trusted to develop us? Yes, we the people. But local Trusts have been strengthening communities for decades. Covid-19 shows it's their time. [6] May 10

💚 We don’t need institutes, we need constitutes… and they should live in a Makar House, Pat Kane. [7] Mar 16 ...Scotland news

2019

Library of Things is helping UK go zero waste. [8] Nov 29

A "fab city" aims to produce everything - energy, commodities, food - that it consumes. And Plymouth is one of them. Nov 25, 2019 [9]

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"Play Out Til Tea" is a great Birmingham Impact Hub idea - but their "neighbourhood of the future" is even better. [10] Jul 21

From Impact Hub Birmingham to Civic Square. [11] Jun 16

The library of things: could borrowing everything from drills to disco balls cut waste and save money? [12] Apr 24 ...Oxfordshire

Every One Every Day, new makerspace opens in London. [13] Mar 20 ...Barking and Dagenham

Could this community project be the start of a national transformation? George Monbiot. [14] Jan 24

Nesta's 'ShareTown' interactive shows what a cooperative, tech-enabled economy might look like. [15] Jan 3 ...Towards sustainable economies news

2018

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The Common Room — designing a future for all ages, Oct 2 [16] ...Social inclusion UK

Britain’s shared spaces are vanishing, leaving us a nation of cliques, John Harris, Sep 4 [17]

What kind of space can welcome a diverse community? Apr 28 [18] ...Devon

💚 We need civic operating systems to manage the social fabric for healthy communities – plus a social app store of tools, David Wilcox, August 17 [19]

Why Smart City London should be a #NetworkedCity: participatory, sharing, inclusive and accessible, Feb 9 [20]


2017

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How the Share Shed in the UK is Building Community, Jul 5 [21] ...Totnes

What Does it Mean to Unlock the Next Economy? Jun 7 [22] "If churches survive – architecturally and even as places of worship – it will be because they have become a social resource."

Creating thriving community hubs: What does it take? May 2 [23]

2016

How a British Library is Fighting Loneliness with a Public Living Room, Dec 6 [24]

2015

Top findings from the open dataset of UK makerspaces, April 24 [25]

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

local information can be found, or shared, via our many UK location pages


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