Ladywood Share Shack

Ladywood Share Shack

Coronavirus update: Whilst we cannot offer activities in the Share Shack due to lockdown restrictions, you can join and view the library, and borrow or return items at the shop during the opening times below. All items are cleaned and quarantined after each use, find out more about our current service and how we are keeping everyone safe when borrowing from us here.

Ladywood Share Shack is the first of a series of community spaces for residents to connect with each other by borrowing, repairing, re-using and being creative!

Share Shacks aim to strengthen relationships in communities, reduce waste, encourage people to share skills, borrow free tools and equipment, and learn something new. Working together with our neighbours to create a sharing economy that everyone benefits from. We welcome ideas from the community for new items to stock and activities to deliver at the Share Shack space in future.

This Share Shack is run in partnership with Eat Make Play, a Community Benefit Society based in the Ladywood area. 

Ladywood Share Shack is for everyone and anyone. It’s a space for residents to connect with each other and everyone is welcome, so come and get involved!

Get involved

Share Shack is your space, run for the benefit of the community, by local people. We know there is a wealth of talent, skill and enthusiasm in our community and we’d like to invite you to share this with your friends and neighbours.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the project in lots of ways, meeting and greeting customers, running activities, sharing a skill or helping us out with admin and promotion. Get in touch if you’d like to join the team – [email protected] Please note, during lockdown we are only operating a click and collect service, but we would love to hear from you about getting involved in future.

If you have items you’d like to donate, please get in touch initially – we can’t accept some items for safety reasons and lack of space, so please don’t bring items down to the shop without checking first!

When and where to find us

Please note the Ladywood Share Shack is closed during the Christmas period until Monday 4th January

Our Ladywood address is:

194 St Vincent Street
B16 8RP

Contact: [email protected]

As of November 1st 2020, our opening times are as follows:

Monday 10:00–16:00
Tuesday 10:00–16:00
Wednesday 10:00–14:00
Thursday 10:00–14:00
Friday 10:00–14:00
Saturday Alternate Saturdays
Sunday Closed

How to join

Find out how to join, browse the inventory and borrow items for free here.

Active Communities

Share Shack is part of the Active Communities programme and is being funded by Sport England and being delivered by The Active Wellbeing Society. Active Communities is a new and exciting initiative aimed at bringing communities across Birmingham and Solihull together through social and physical activity. In Ladywood, The Active Wellbeing Society has partnered up with Eat, Make, Play to deliver Share Shack in Ladywood. We are excited that Share Shack in Ladywood will be the first one in Birmingham! Come and check it out!
Active Communities