We consider the value of the item by it’s condition, how new it is, how much it cost to buy and how long someone might need to borrow it. We then decide on a ‘suggested minimum donation’ per borrow that allows members to save a substantial amount of money by borrowing instead of buying. Occasionally we will ask for a deposit ranging from £20-£60, to ensure higher value items are kept in good condition and to insure against misuse or theft. ‘Suggested minimum donation’ is the minimum donation we require to remain financially sustainable.