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Ashenground Community Cafe

Funded on Spacehive 12 December 2018 Delivered 30 April 2018

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Ashenground Community Cafe

Ashenground Community Cafe

Ashenground Community Centre By Ashenground Community Centre

We need your help to set up an affordable community cafe that will open to all five days a week! We've already raised £28,400 and are now raising the last £8,000.

Haywards Heath Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 12 Dec 2018!

We plan to open a Community Cafe serving light lunches, tea, coffee and cakes. It will be run by a group of volunteers from the local community who have already been identified and are waiting to be trained. Three years ago a survey of the local community taken during our Open Day identified two things the community wanted us to provide. One was a Community Cinema (which has now been running for two years) and the other was thr provision of an affordable cafe in the Centre which is close to a large housing estate.

What we'll deliver:

  • Equipment to open the cafe
  • Vital taining for staff
  • Marketing for the cafe

Why it's a great idea:

The cafe will provide a space for people to meet, close to a number of homes where there are people who are lonely, on low incomes and socially isolated. We feel this welcoming facility will rejuvenate a supportive community spirit which will enrich the lives of the local people.

Steps to get it done:

  • Finalise the fit out of the kitchen
  • Puchase the equipment
  • Design and deliver training for volunteers

The total project cost is £37,000. We have already rasied £28,400 made up of £18,000 in grants/donations and the rest from our reserves. We have used these funds to add a conservatory to the building to house the cafe and while we continue to fundraise for the equipment hiring the conservatory out to make further funds for investment in the cafe.


Location Haywards Heath

About the space

West Sussex


West Sussex County Council

How will the money be spent?Total £7,373

Tables & Chairs - £1,472 (20%)
Commercial Fridge/Freezer - £1,345 (18%)
Electrical items - £1,317 (18%)
Crockery/cutlery etc - £1,200 (16%)
Safe & cash register - £800 (11%)
Martketing & Training - £800 (11%)
Other - £439 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Tables & Chairs
Commercial Fridge/Freezer
Electrical items
Crockery/cutlery etc
Safe & cash register
Martketing & Training
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • We'll use any extra funds towards air conditioning units for the conservatory.

Total £7,373

Our Volunteer List

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