OUR MEMBERSHIP PRICES ARE ON A SLIDING SCALE
We encourage you to pay whatever amount feels right for you. There is no need to share with us why you are choosing to pay at a particular price point–we trust you, and hope that you trust us, too.
THE HIGHEST TIER
is the actual cost of the space. If you choose a price below the top tier you are receiving a discount.
THE MIDDLE TIER
is for those who are able to meet their basic needs but have little-to-no expendable income. Paying for a membership may qualify as a sacrifice but it would not create hardship.
THE LOWEST TIER
is for those who struggle to meet basic needs like food, housing or transportation, and paying for membership would be a significant hardship.
THE PAY-IT-FORWARD TIER
is a few bucks above the actual cost of the space. That extra money helps make it possible to offer discounts to those who need it, while still paying our bills (rent, internet, cleaning services, maintenance, equipment, etc.). This tier is an opportunity to not only be a part of our coworking space but also support your fellow community members while you're at it.
If you are Black or Indigenous, payment is optional.
If you have already been in touch with us about joining,
you may Venmo your payment to @Katie-Leone-3 .
A QUICK GUIDE TO THE SLIDING SCALE
Our goal at Belfast Coworking (and at The Office* before that) is to build a small community of coworkers who enrich each other's workdays while sharing the costs of rent and utilities so that we can afford to work in this beautiful location.
As stated on the Radical History Club’s website,
A capitalist system determines our financial access and value by race, perceived gender identity, disability/ability, immigration status, and/or primary language among many other systems of imposed hierarchy. There is no exact formula that determines what each of us can afford, because income is not the only determining factor. For example, your relationship to money might also be affected by being a caregiver, your access to generational wealth, and/or costs related to a disability.
A sliding scale is used to encourage people to pay according to their available resources. Those with greater financial privilege contribute more, allowing those with less access, to pay according to their means. This allows the business to sustain its services while making accessibility as broad as possible.
*In January 2023, we changed the name of this space from The Office to Belfast Coworking.