North Liverpool company Make has secured a £150,000 investment for the redevelopment of makerspace within its Ten Streets venue.
The community interest company (CIC) social enterprise wants to create a space which is suitable for a multitude of uses in the emerging area.
The new space will host gatherings, conferences and meet-ups for the sector – aiming to support and grow the local creative community.
It will also provide a community space for parties, quizzes and gigs, alongside new exhibitions and creative works.
First Ark Social Investment is behind the £150,000 funding for the redevelopment, which the Make team is planning on completing by autumn 2018.
Kirsten Little, chief operating officer and founding director of Make, says: “We’re really excited to receive this investment which means we can do more to support artists, makers and creatives with better facilities and more opportunities.
“Building the creative community here has always been the driving force behind our decisions and it’s great that investors share in that vision.”
Councillor Wendy Simon, Liverpool’s deputy mayor and cabinet member for culture, tourism and events, adds: “This is fantastic news for both Make and the wider creative community, which will really benefit from the redevelopment.
“Make’s dedication to becoming a creative hub for the whole city is really inspiring, and this next step will allow them to reach out to a wider range of people, encourage new initiatives in the North Docks and provide a much-needed events space which can only strengthen the cultural sector.”
Founded in 2012, Make, which also has a venue in the Baltic Triangle, supports more than 70 tenants and residents in the cultural and creative sectors.