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Homeless Coffee Beanies

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Homeless Coffee Beanies

Homeless Coffee Beanies

Homeless Beanies By Homeless Beanies

Homeless Coffee Beanies is a social enterprise that aims to sell ‘good coffee for good reasons’. Coffee Beanies provides opportunities for people who are homeless to work their way out of poverty.

Broomfields Idea stage

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Our aim is to improve the lives of homeless people, raise aspiration and better outcomes through the opportunity to work with and potentially run a Coffee Beanies cart. Through our mobile coffee carts we will sell high quality coffee (and other hot/cold beverages) to the public. The coffee cart will be run and staffed by trained Beanie Baristas, a group of homeless or recently homed people. Profits made will be distributed between Coffee Beanies and the Baristas; any excess profits made by Homeless Beanies will be re-invested into the purchase of more mobile units and supporting the homeless in other practical ways. Our industry partners provide their expertise pro bono as part of their Corporate Responsibility (was CSR) for Barista masterclasses, accredited training programmes and industry days.

What we'll deliver:

  • Buy and refurbish a coffee cart

Why it's a great idea:

The objective of Coffee beanies is to: i) develop and test a new and different model to traditional support to homeless people We believe this project takes a different approach to supporting homeless people. It has been developed with and for them to give real opportunities to people in a supportive environment. The development of the project will encourage other organisations to look at homelessness and supporting homeless people in different ways, ways in which they are helping themselves. ii) to directly support homeless people through their involvement in the project     We will support people who have little or no work exposure or qualifications to develop hands-on experience as well as accredited qualifications. We will be able to provide opportunities for homeless people to run their own business and develop enterprise skills – it will be a fabulous life experience - offering structure, something to get out of bed for and opportunities to actually achieve in life.

Steps to get it done:

  • Buying and converting a coffee cart

Location Broomfields

About the space

Custom Location


Bradford Metropolitan District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £19,698

Beanie Barrista - £12,000 (61%)
Mobile Coffee Beanie Van - £5,000 (25%)
iPads for mobile sales - £800 (4%)
Other - £1,898 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Beanie Barrista
Mobile Coffee Beanie Van
iPads for mobile sales
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £19,698

Our Volunteer List

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