In tools we trust. We believe in inspiring & enabling anyone to become a maker – giving them tools for life. Adopting a tool will support the Edinburgh Tool Library & our community to build a shared future. Help our tools shine from £5 per month.
Last year we loaned 6936 tools to members
that’s 133 tools used every week
and saved 5,125 kg of CO2
the same amount that would be released if 40 people flew from Edinburgh to Madrid
and worked on 15 community projects in Edinburgh
including bird tables, potting sheds and even a vegetable shop
Whether it’s your way of giving back, a gift for a tool-loving companion, or to create a legacy for your office, choose the tool you want to adopt, pick a donation plan that suits you and together, let’s build a shared future.
Each one of our tools plays a part in supporting the local community – from our Tools for Life program which mentors and trains disadvantaged youth, to our most borrowed tools which not only help houses become homes, but help the planet with their carbon footprint too.
WHICH TOOL WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADOPT?
All tools have options from £5 a month, or £20 one-off payment
Supporting Scotland’s disadvantaged youth with maker mentors
Helping local communities thrive with Volunteer Assemblies
Making creativity more inclusive in our workshops for all
Maintaining a greener Scotland with more sharing and less unused tools
Giving drills a chance to be used, reducing Edinburgh’s carbon footprint
The master of shape cutting, a tool for a versatile and shared economy
Got a little more to give? Meet our Golden Adoptions
options from £1000
Building a legacy
Mark can help members and trainees of ETL to discover their potential. It’s what tool libraries do – we give objects a new lease of life. And by donating, you can help Mark build many more memories.
WHY ARE WE LAUNCHING THIS?
Times have been challenging for ETL during the Covid health crisis, and whilst we are pleased to be in a position to continue sharing tools and our knowledge, we know hard economic times are ahead for the third sector and the rest of the country. Grant funding is going to be harder to come by, so it is more important than ever to secure ETL’s long term future with consistent, reliable funding coming in that covers our core costs.