Repair cafes

Volunteers working at Ledbury repair cafe

Repair cafes are popping up all around the world. Run by local, skilled volunteers they reduce waste that would otherwise be disposed of by repairing items like toys, furniture, household goods, electronics and clothing. Repairs are usually free but donations towards the cafe's running costs are welcomed.

Repair cafes in Herefordshire

The following repair cafés operate in Herefordshire:

For more information on when each café operates and whether a booking is required please visit their website or Facebook page by following the link above and look out for local advertising.

Repair cafés also operate in places near Herefordshire, such as the Malvern Hills and Presteigne.

Repair cafe grant funding scheme

If you want to set up a repair cafe in your community and help to grow our local repair network support is now available via Herefordshire Council repair cafe grant funding scheme. A maximum grant award of £2,500 is available to cover the cost of establishing a new repair cafe or expanding existing repair activity.

Funding is available to Herefordshire-based, non-profit groups, organisations and city/town and parish councils.

The scheme is open to applications from Monday 12 December 2022 until Sunday 31 March 2024, but could close sooner should all available funding be awarded to suitable applicants.


To apply please download and read the:

Please then complete and submit the:

If you have any questions about the scheme please contact


Skilled volunteers are essential to the running of all repair cafes. If you enjoy repairing things around the house or tinkering in the shed, why not share these skills and volunteer to support a repair café?

If you're not sure if your repair skills are up to it, why not volunteer in other ways, like organising the events or meeting and greeting visitors?

Please contact for more information.