The Community Initiative Funding window is OPEN - pitch your project idea by 28 May
As a not for profit charity, We have been trialling a super friendly accessible coffee shop on site for residents, guests, staff and wider community. extremely well received during trial & made a surplus despite being by donation only. Used by approx 90 people on the one day a week. Now seeking to create permanent coffee shop open several days a week to benefit all. Also creates 3 employed p/t vacancies and volunteers with special needs welcomed. Great work experience opportunity. We are seeking funding to help with commissioning & establishing by re-purposing suitable existing space, wheelchair accessability, creating suitable kitchen & extra equipment needed, dressing and furnishing coffee shop. Help with marketing materials also appreciated. Aim to reach more people by opening more days. Also promotes Ifield Parks' range of not for profit care facilities in a relaxed, no obligation manner.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
We have proved with 6 month trial that this is very well supported & utilised - great feedback & community support shown. We need more space and opportunity to reach more people. Offers elderly, disabled, dementia & wheelchair users an opportunity to socialise in a safe and supportive environment with trained and understanding staff. It offers local employment and volunteer opportunities. It markets our care & nursing (not for profit charitable) business in a non threatening way to Crawley community. Charges are affordable for all by donation.
Steps to get it done:
Residents and Staff bake and donate the cakes we use. We plan to extend menu from tea coffee and lots of cakes to include soup, toasted sandwiches & other light snacks to appeal to wider client base.
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