ONCE UPON A TIME
THE START OF
A group of us sat in a weekly coffee morning and wondered what we could achieve if we only had a space to work from and collaborate with others.
We set up a pop-up co-working space in the Crosby One centre to see what people thought of the concept.
We tried another concept space above Mama Roxsam on the high street. We converted their upstairs space into a meeting room and training space. We ran digital innovation and marketing workshops in the evenings.
We secured funding from the Community Led Local Development (CLLD) programme and started work on developing Park Library into our first space.
We launched our new space
Our new space has a great sense of community with many people coming to use it.
We set up a Pantry for anyone to come and purchase good food for low prices which is also great way to reduce food waste.
A monthly market was started and happens on the first Saturday of every month. We encourage people to come and browse or even get a stall to sell your crafts.
We added more members to our team.
Our groups have really taken off, with more and more people showing up each time.
Our Youth projects have had a great impact on the children in the area.
We have several projects in the works; a container, a barber shop, a Community Table at the Oasis Academy on Henderson Avenue and many more.
Our mission is to help further the community however we can. Helping those with business ideas get them off the ground with plenty of support and space to start.
We believe that people coming together to create uplifting businesses, spaces and experiences to benefit the community should be valued, enabled and embraced.
We want everyone to be able to have a space where they feel safe and valued, a place where they can just be. Catch up with old friends, learn new skills, meet like minded people and find their sense of community.
"The Crosby Collective exists to provide a platform that enables dreamers and doers to develop their vision for the world they want to create."
CREATING UPLIFTING EXPERIENCES
The Crosby Collective was developed by Oasis Hub Henderson Avenue and made possible by funding from the Big Lottery Fund and Community Led Local Development (CLLD) Fund. Oasis is fluid in nature, meaning that whilst there is a definite goal, how we get there is flexible. We’re not about hierarchy; we believe that people coming together to create uplifting businesses, spaces and experiences to benefit the community should be valued, enabled and embraced.
The Crosby Collective started in 2018 with a conceptual co-working space at Crosby One Centre. In late 2020 we launch a space where members have exclusive access to the first co-working/makerspace in North Lincolnshire.
WHAT IS A MAKERSPACE?
A makerspace is a physical location where people gather to co-create, share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network and build. They help people develop their skills and creativity. Their activity promotes the development of knowledge needed for prosperity and social mobility.