Sharing Space

Helping community groups share information and practical tips about living in a low-cost, low-impact way.

Supporting others to implement a Sharing Space in their community 

The grant

Organisations applying for the grant need to be a registered charity, voluntary group, not-for-profit organisation or local authority to apply.

Participating groups will receive a grant of £5,760, with additional small amounts of funding available to support ongoing projects, plus the support of a Think & Do project officer, a toolkit and template materials that provide a step-by-step guide to setting up a Sharing Space in their community, based on all the learning from the Think & Do projects.  

The new Sharing Space community groups will also become part of a network sharing information and learning through regular workshops facilitated by Ashden. 

Organisations taking part will need to commit to secure a suitable venue to host the Sharing Space and deliver workshops for and with the community between March-June 2024. 


Ashden has joined forces with community organisation Camden Think & Do to replicate their ‘Sharing Space’ venues which help community groups share information and practical tips about living in a low-cost, low-impact way. The community venues will help residents share skills, knowledge and build community relationships and resilience to climate impacts.

The original Think & Do pop up was established in Somers Town, Camden, North London, and over just a two-week period 1.100 local people were engaged and participated in refuse, resue and recycling initatives including clothes swaps and sharing meals cooked from surplus food; bike mending and much more.

Think & Do Camden began supporting local Camden residents to establish ‘Sharing Spaces’- turning unused spaces on local estates into community hubs for climate action.

We support grassroots groups through our Green Communities Network. This has brought together more than 80 social and climate action groups from around the UK, to share inspiration and best practice, and work together on common challenges.

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