Transforming local communities and environments
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Help us create a multi-purpose community hub and café from a disused bowling green. Connecting people and reducing social isolation - delivering new skills for life and employment – and growing food!
The bowling club will be redecorated, retaining heritage and memorabilia, to create a flexible multi-purpose activity space. The external green will be brought back into safe use and turned into a space for the community to learn and share skills through a range of activities. We will create a safe place for people of all ages, abilities and cultures to share ideas and aspirations, be up-skilled and active, and engage positively in their neighbourhood. We have already received commitment from the community wanting to use Café Connect, offering support and donations of equipment to help us get started.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Our Tottenham Café Connect is much needed to gather and connect us in a welcoming space, in an area of London undergoing large scale, intense housing development changes. Tottenham has much more to offer than land for development. It has people and nature, and its spaces hold our stories and our heritage. We are challenging social isolation, obesity, poverty, poor mental and physical health, lack of access to information and services and open spaces. In Tottenham, men die 7 YEARS EARLIER than the rest of the borough. We want to change this.
Steps to get it done:
We will use locally sourced food and recycled materials - offering an affordable space to host events, festivals, play schemes, performances or showcasing talents and entrepreneurial ideas! We will open the toilets, showers and changing rooms, currently closed, for park users. We deliver all our work with no core funding, relying heavily on volunteers, so we need the Spacehive community to come together and help us bring this amazing unique opportunity to life! We will reward all our supporters by creating a mural with their names! Additional rewards are for: £ 50+ your name on a tree or a planter £100+ invitation to a special meal or a gift of our locally products, such as our local honey! £500+ invitation as a special guest for the opening ceremony or other events £1000+ we will name one of the main areas of our project after you, such as the stage, the greenhouse or our outdoor global oven! You’ll also be our special guest at events and be part of our video project!
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Transforming local communities and environments
Remember the generous pledge you made to our campaign last year? Well, over the past 3 months we have been running another crowdfunding campaign to take the Cafe Connect outdoors! £18,800 has been raised (including £12k from the Mayor of London) towards creating an all seasons, outside space, so the bowling green space can be used all year round as a safe place for people of all ages, abilities & cultures to share ideas & aspirations, be up-skilled & active, and engaging positively in their neighbourhood! Would you like to support us again?! We need to raise £4000 before Monday! Copy and paste this URL into your browser, and pledge whatever you can!!! www.spacehive.com/tottenhamcafeconnectoutdoors
We did it! A big thank you to all the supporters of Tottenham's Cafe Connect for pledging to our crowdfunding campaign. Without your amazing support, we wouldn't now be able to open our much needed community hub. To stay updated with all that will be happening with the project, please follow Tottenham's Cafe Connect on Facebook (@tottenhamcafeconnect) and via our website www.tottenhamcafeconnect.org / www.livingunderonesun.co.uk .
Brilliant news, thanks everyone!
COMPETITION TIME! There's only three weeks left to support our Spacehive campaign to create a much needed community hub in Tottenham. Our kind friends at The Athenian are giving two of you the chance to win an authentic greek meal for two (including 2 boxes or wraps, 2 beers or soft drinks, 1 salad, 2 starters, 2 sides and 2 chocolates). Anyone who supports our campaign between 4th and 10th September will be entered automatically into the draw to win. With two meals for 2 up for grabs, get pledging!
How will the money be spent?Total £44,592
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