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The Blacon Coat and Shoe Store

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The Blacon Coat and Shoe Store

The Blacon Coat and Shoe Store

Blacon Beacon By Blacon Beacon

In order to support Blacon families who are struggling with the cost of living, we will provide good-as-new second hand coats and shoes for children, from a store based at Trinity Hall on Norris Road.

Blacon Delivery stage

pledged of £28,938

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

Alongside the food support provided to Blacon residents by Blacon Beacon, there will be an outlet for families living in Blacon to access free coats and shoes for children. Kidsbank charity will collaborate with us for this project. The store will be in Trinity Hall. It will need shelving and clothes racks installed to enable the maximum amount of stock. Additional storage to keep out-of-season stock may also be needed. We will recruit staff (initially one part-time manager, and then in due course also a part-time assistant) and also volunteers whose role is to manage the receipt and distribution of the stock.

What we'll deliver:

  • Set up new store
  • Recruit staff and volunteers to run the project
  • Source stock
  • Establish criteria and system for families to collect coats/shoes as required
  • Start operating the new store!

Why it's a great idea:

When families are struggling to make ends meet due to the rising cost of living, and their children constantly growing, any support in providing the necessary clothing for the children will help greatly with their household finances. So the benefits are financial for the households in poverty, but also in the mental and physical wellbeing for all members of the family, through alleviating that financial stress.

Steps to get it done:

  • Premises prepared
  • Staff and volunteers recruited
  • Stock built up
  • Operations begin

Other expected impacts: Parents with lessened stress levels with assisting household budget Children with dignity and comfort of having good quality well-fitting coats and shoes.


Location Blacon

About the space

Custom Location


Cheshire West and Chester Council

How will the money be spent?Total £28,938

Manager salary @£12.50 per hour for 12 hours pw - £11,700 (40%)
Assistant salary @£10.90 per hour for 12 hours pw - £6,800 (24%)
Room rental @£250 pcm - £4,500 (16%)
Extra storage rental - £2,000 (7%)
Setting up premises - £700 (2%)
Insurance and marketing costs - £500 (2%)
Purchase of equipment - £400 (1%)
Other - £2,338 (8%)

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.

Manager salary @£12.50 per hour for 12 hours pw
Assistant salary @£10.90 per hour for 12 hours pw
Room rental @£250 pcm
Extra storage rental
Setting up premises
Insurance and marketing costs
Purchase of equipment
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


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:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • Purchase of more stock

Total £28,938

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