All About interests.me

  • What is interests.me?

    interests.me is a community information platform. If that sounds a bit grand, think of it as a community 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 loca...
  • What is the interests.me story?

    interests.me's two founders, Helen and Paul, were running voluntary groups in their different communities in Surrey and Kent, and 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 different chan...
  • How much does it cost to use interests.me?

    Using interests.me as an organisation is completely free (up to a reasonable usage limit in terms of email subscribers). Managing a community is also free. interests.me makes money from seeking commercial sponsorship of the community websites and emails.
  • 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 weekly email which goes out on the same day each week, containing events and announcements from all the organisations in 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 art...