Welcome to the Makerspace!

An inclusive community resource where people gather to co-create, share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network and build.

With the aim of people increasing their self-confidence, learning to persevere to improve skills, being part of a supportive team environment, combating loneliness and exclusion, improving wellbeing and mental health through creative expression, making new friends and sharing in setting and successfully completing projects.

Our values:

·  Collaborating – supporting each other, sharing skills, knowledge & space
·  Respecting and encouraging each other
·  Hosting events and activities
·  Being curious and adventurous
·  Being entrepreneurial

Our primary focus is to support people who might have missed out on the chance to develop creative skills and this inclusive makerspace is designed to be enjoyed by anyone.

Parts of the building are available for groups to use for arts & craft, carpentry, construction and even cooking! We have wheelchair-accessible toilets, a carpentry room, a large training kitchen, 3 workshop spaces, an upstairs classroom and a platform lift up to the mezzanine floor.

Contact us if you’re interested in having a tour of the building or getting involved! We’re just a two minute walk from Bognor railway station on Longford Road.

Making Theatre Gaining Skills

Resident company Making Theatre Gaining Skills offers a range of full-time work experience courses lasting between 1 and 3 weeks long in the Bognor Makerspace. Referrals are mainly through the local Job Centres or NHS support agencies. In most cases participants will need to be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus and will not be charged a fee to attend.

For information about the next course anyone interested should contact [email protected]

Aldingbourne Trust

The Aldingbourne Trust works to support people with learning disabilities and autism to reach their potential across Sussex. They provide real skills, care and jobs in a very 21st century way, and believe in strong partnerships between social enterprise and charity fundraising to give adults with learning disabilities real choices and more independent lives.

Bognor Woodwork and Craft Club

The aim of Bognor Woodwork and Craft Club is to promote social inclusion and help those who are socially excluded through the provision of facilities in which they can undertake creative activities, learn or pass on skills and knowledge, and support each other socially.

The club has recently set up workshop facilities in the Bognor Makerspace and is open from 10am to 1pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Anyone interested is welcome to pop in at these times. The club can also be contacted via email [email protected]