All About interests.me

  • What is interests.me?

    It’s a free-to-use self-managing community information platform. If that sounds a bit grand, think of it as a website featuring an online community noticeboard and shared community calendar, and a weekly email newsletter for a community. It’s supported by a free web tool for community groups and...
  • What is the interests.me story?

    We, interests.me's two founders, Helen and Paul, were running voluntary groups in their different communities in Surrey and Kent, and we were finding communications the hardest part of the job. The problem was it was difficult to communicate with a broad local audience who were using many differe...
  • How does interests.me make money?

    We work with one exclusive sponsor per community. This means it’s simple to understand how we make money, and that sponsor is strongly associated with their community. If you’d like to help us find a sponsor in your community, to make your community sustainable, we’d love to hear from you.
  • What is a community email?

    It’s an automated email which goes out every week on the same day each week, containing events and announcements from a community on interests.me. It includes a community events calendar containing events happening locally over the next 2-3 weeks. It also includes new articles (announcements)...