Information for Guests

Share Somewhere was founded on the belief that good things happen when we share.

Your priority will be finding the right home for your group to meet so once you have found a space here, it will be up to you to make sure you are happy that the space and the host organisation is a good match for your group.

Sharing a space doesn’t necessarily mean there will be any payment exchanged, but it is important to agree the rules and hosts may require you to pay a deposit and a sign a hire agreement. Whether you are familiar with hiring processes or not, you will need to be sure of your responsibilities as a guest and consider things such as the safety of your group and protecting vulnerable people who may use the building.

Sharing a space brings many benefits to both the host and the guest and we hope we can make it easy for you to find each other.

FAQ

Is the Share Somewhere website free to use?

Yes. The website has been funded by Pears Foundation as a way to tackle the issue of groups finding affordable space. We believe the best way to tackle this problem is to include as many spaces as possible.

Who can list a space?

Anyone can list a space. We welcome anyone who has a spare space that may be used by another group, from a small meeting room to a conference venue or outdoor activity centre.

Can a host charge guests to use their space?

Yes. We want to encourage sharing, and that might mean no charge or an exchange of some kind. We also understand that hosts have costs to cover and guests are often happy to pay for the right space.

What if I have a problem as a host or guest?

We hope you will be able to resolve it direct with the other party but should be glad to know of any difficulties.