A Machynlleth social enterprise have set up a crowd funder to raise money for a makerspace in the town.

The group Machspace who are running fundraiser describe a makerspace as “a bit like getting a gym membership, except instead of getting access to rowing machines and weights you get access to crafting equipment.”

Machspace have set up a crowd funder to raise money for premises, furniture, 3D printers, sewing machines, woodworking tools, laser cutters and photocopiers.


They are also raising money for smaller kit like pyrography, heat guns and a “little kitchen with a kettle and a microwave.”

The group have said: “All four directors are disabled or neurodivergent in some way, and some of us are trans, so we have a keen interest in fostering an accessible and inclusive space.”

So far they have raised over £1,000 but have set a target for of £6,000 which they said would “establish ourselves as a long term resource bank.”