The Leeds Tool Library - make it a reality!

Support our crowd funder campaign to tranform Hyde Park Source's unused basement into England's first Tool Library!

What is a Tool Library?
Tool Libraries are a community resource which empower and enable their members to access and share tools, knowledge and skills. It is just like a library that lends books, except it just happens to deal in saws, hammers, rakes, ladders, and  drills!

Why its a good idea?
  • Access – All residents have access to quality tools for little to no cost
  • Community Building – Creates social hub where neighbours can meet each other
  • Resilience and Job Skills – People gain practical skills working on projects
  • Sustainability – Community uses fewer resources and has smaller ecological footprint
  • The average power tool is only used 12-13 minutes in its lifetime
Why do we need your support?
  • This video will tell you all about our plan:
  • Phase 1: We need to renovate our unused basement to accomodate the library/tool storage
  • Phase 2: We want to install double glazing and and kit out our community rooms to make a suitable training environment
  • We will also need some funds to purchase tools we do not receive in our call-outs for donations
Who are Hyde Park Source?
  • We are an innovative, creative and dynamic environmental community organisation. Although based near Hyde Park, we work across Leeds.
  • Our aims are to:
    • Improve health and well-being through improving local environments
    • Increase the potential of individuals and communities
    • Promote equality of education and training
We work with local communities to improve their surroundings, designing and creating attractive, exciting, safe and useful places for people to live, work and play. We run a supported volunteer scheme providing a safe and friendly place for people to learn new skills and make connections.

Improving the wellbeing of people and communities is at the heart of what we do. Through our work we encourage people and communities to Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give.

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