Become a Member


Leicester Hackspace is funded entirely by it’s members. Every month we need to pay our rent, insurance, internet and electricity bills, plus we try to raise money for equipment. Our main source of income is membership fees.

How do I become a member?

Prospective members should first come along to one of our open days or evenings.

Have a look at the space, talk to current members and confirm that you want to join. You will then be asked to complete a membership form and a arrange monthly donation via standing order or PayPal. You will be given your membership number after you have completed your membership form. This must be included when making a payment.

We ask that you donate what you feel the space is worth and you pay monthly. Once your first donation has been received you are officially a member.

If you donate more than £10/month then you can opt to purchase a storage box for a one-off fee of £5. You can store this box in the space and it is yours to keep when you leave.

Members can request a key fob that will give them 24/7 access to the space. You will be asked to leave a £10 deposit for the fob, £5 of which is returnable when you return your fob to us.

If you lose your fob then please let us know immediately and we will remove it from our system. You will be asked to pay another £5 if you want a replacement. It may take up to 28 days to get your key fob. We will let you know when your fob is ready for collection at the LHS. In order to comply with City Council rules, you will be asked to present a couple of proofs of ID and address.

What are the benefits of membership?

As a member you get free access to the space to work on your projects; you can request a key fob to give you 24/7 access; you get free access to social events in the space; you can be elected to the management committee; you can vote on fundraising priorities; you get free use of WiFi; and, most importantly, you will be actively helping to make Leicester Hackspace a success.

Is it really ‘pay what I want’?

We don’t have a fixed monthly membership fee. Please donate what you feel is appropriate. This should in part reflect how much you plan to use the space and in part how much you can afford. Even if you don’t plan to use the space a great deal then you we will still value you as a member and will welcome your financial contribution.

OK, I’m in!

Great! Fill in your Leicester Hackspace membership form (available at the Hackspace) and either set up a standing order (details on the form) or make a monthly PayPal donation using the button below. Standing order is our preferred method of payment because it does not incur fees. If you do use PayPal please add 60p for every £10 you donate to cover processing fees. Remember to make your Pay Pal donation a recurring, monthly, payment.

Lapsed Membership

Once you stop making your monthly donation your membership will be seen as lapsed and you will be asked to return your key fob and remove your storage box. If you are unable to make a monthly donation, but still wish to remain a member then please talk to us.



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