RELAUNCHED: Friends of DIY Space scheme

We are a totally independent volunteer-run community centre and gig venue run as a members’ club. We’ve been open at our home just off Old Kent Road, South London, for nearly six months now, and during that time have hosted hundreds of bands, helped raise thousands for local and international causes, and provided a home for organising meetings, forums, screenings, festivals, fairs, swaps and much more. Even with the income from our bar, we still need to pull out all the stops to meet our costs that including bills currently run at £4,500-5000 a month.

Since the early days of the project, we’ve been helped by supporters who, in addition to their £2 a year membership, chuck us a few quid every month to help sustain the space. Now we’re asking for your support in the same way so we can continue to grow the space, finish the build itself, add new facilities, further improve disabled access and simply make sure we can keep the lights (and the music!) on for years to come.

Once you’re a friend of DSFL, you’ll be the first to hear about what’s happening each month. To say thanks, you’ll receive a lovely limited edition DSFL badge and we’ll send you regular updates about what your contribution has helped the organising collectives to achieve.

Interested? Sign up below! Make sure to keep the recurring donation box checked (‘make this a sustainable monthly donation’) to be eligible for the friends scheme benefits!

Please note: the ‘Friends of DIY Space’ scheme is entirely separate from membership of the space and does not confer any additional privileges or status upon members or non-members within the space. It is a fundraising scheme only. If you wish to attend licensed events at DSFL, you will still need to become a member or be a guest of a member. Membership is £2 per year. Join here: