Affordable space in London is at a premium. Creative space scarcer still. For established businesses, this means significant operational costs and pressures. For young people, the effect is far more serious – they find themselves being marginalised or, in many cases, pushed out of the capital altogether.
Being creatives ourselves, we understand the potential of both the spaces and what goes on inside them, meaning we’re uniquely placed to find spaces that fit the bill for a huge assortment of creative needs.
somewhereto_ exists to liberate spaces around London for people in businesses to book and make their own. But that’s just one part of the story.
Every time you book a space through somewhereto_, you’re helping a young person pursue their dreams.
How does it work? Quite simply, a portion of the cost of each booking is used to fund a program that finds free work spaces for young people.
We have some experience in this area.
Since 2010, somewhereto_ has liberated over £6 million of previously empty or unused space for young people between the ages of 16 and 25, to use for free.
Supported by the Big Lottery Fund and run by award-winning London-based youth marketing agency, Livity, somewhereto_ has engaged over 288,000 young people, negotiated over 18,000 direct matches and supported over 4,300 enterprising activities.