How to run a Repair Group

Want to run repair events in your own community?

While there are already community repair groups all over the UK, not every neighbourhood has one. If there are no groups in your area, why not start your own? Read our advice below to learn the basics of running a repair event, like a Repair Café or Restart Party. You can also reach out to any of our members for help.

Getting Started

Every community repair group is unique, and yours will be too. See our top tips for getting started and who you can contact for support.


Running repair events usually involve some basic costs. Learn how members of the network cover these.


How to make sure your events are a welcoming space for everybody in your community.


Our tips and resources for bringing repair into schools and getting children and young people repairing.

Measuring impact

Repair has benefits for people and planet. There are tools that can help you demonstrate your impact.

Risk and insurance

Keeping events safe is always a priority, especially when fixing electrical devices. Read our tips for reducing risk.

Join the Student Repair Revolution!

Students across the UK are taking action to reduce waste, lower greenhouse gas emissions and save money by giving their stuff a new lease of life. We can offer specialised support to university students and staff bringing repair to campus.

Join the Reuse Movement