Our running costs are over £300 a day!

We are a totally independent volunteer-run community centre and event venue run as a members’ club. We’ve been open at our home just off Old Kent Road, South London since September 2015, 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 more than £8,000 a month.

To make a one-off donation:

Simply click the number – or enter your own – click next, fill in your details and you will then have the option to pay with either PayPal or Credit /  Debit Card. If you would like to make this a regular ‘friends’ contribution – please click the monthly box.

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:

You can also donate to us directly via Paypal here. Please let us know it’s a donation in the notes! If you’d like to do a bank transfer instead, or have any questions about donating, get in touch via