A non-profit maker space in Machynlleth has received more than £12,000 in National Lottery grant funding towards new equipment.

Machspace, a volunteer-run maker space located in the Old Town Halls building in Penrallt Street, has received a grant of £12,500 from National Lottery Community Fund, for spending on a laser cutter, an A3 printer/copier, and other equipment.

The makers pace, a community workshop, is run by four volunteers. The facility allows members to pay a monthly fee for use of the space and equipment.

The project was also awarded funding to allow local people on low incomes to join Machspace on a pay-what-you-feel basis until March 2025.


Machspace volunteer Iolo Walker said: “Having a laser cutter (and generally having access to Machspace) is an immeasurable benefit to me and to loads of others.

“Space and kit to facilitate creativity is hard to access, and being able to experiment and play in the space has bolstered my love for the area.

“Last weekend I made some slate engraved coasters for a friend’s birthday present. I’ve only been using the machine for the past week but am loving it so far.”