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Firs Farm Inclusive Community Cafe

Funded on Spacehive 18 December 2017

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Firs Farm Inclusive Community  Cafe

Firs Farm Inclusive Community Cafe

Firs Farm Wetlands By Firs Farm Wetlands

We are a group of not-for-profit Volunteers who want to transform an underused area in Firs Farm into a vibrant inclusive Community Café,

Enfield Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 18 Dec 2017!

The Friends of Firs Farm aims to raise funds for a community space where ALL in the community, can come together in a safe, inviting and welcoming environment. An inclusive welcoming safe space, with memory stimulation, and somewhere to, for old and young to come together. We have been advised that we don't need permission. If we don't get permission then no pledges will be taken from backers.

What we'll deliver:

  • Provide a welcoming safe hub for an inclusive community.
  • To provide suitable volunteering opportunities for hub users
  • Hold event that will raise additional funds to further improve the sustainability of Firs Farm
  • Encourage & promote people with All needs to participate in Firs Farms available exercise activities.
  • Bringing the community together .

Why it's a great idea:

It is vitally important that we provide safe and welcome spaces where everyone can get together and feel a part of their community, complete with access to good environments. A fantastic wetlands was created in Firs Farm that has had a huge effect on both the environment and community: Once a flat field among the football pitches now stands: Wetland ponds, dipping platform, educational areas, woodland walks, wheelchair / cycle paths, bridges, new wildlife, and plant & tree species are proving to be such a draw to people that can now access this wonderful space. Yet community consultations have indicated a strong need to take this further and provide an inclusive Hub/Café space. - Where people can get together. - That will provide somewhere to encourage people to take part in Firs Farm activities for health & education, support their local environment and volunteer. To further enhance the experience for Firs Farm visitors and provide access to others in our diverse community.

Steps to get it done:

  • Target Reached
  • Funds recieved
  • Steering Group agree final design and programme of works
  • PM and PDM implement, monitor and review programme plan till completion
  • Hub complete / dry run
  • Opening / Launch to the public
  • Feedback from users
  • Continuous :- Review feedback - plan - implement - monitor - review etc. etc

We have had some good news that the temporary building is being provided so we are able to reduce the overall target. We can now focus on collecting the rest of the funds needed to finish creating this very special and much needed community space. Please pledge today and come to visit once the work has been completed to see what you have contributed to for your community. It's vitally important to provide spaces where ALL people can come together to become part of the community. This will also be an important space to also: - Promote the benefits of bringing together both old and young. - Provide a platform to run events that will support and create an awareness of Dementia - Empower people - Make the places better - Grow prosperity The hub will:- - Promote civic pride, empower people and grow prosperity. - Benefit the environment as it will encourage users to help create a sensory / raised garden and will encourage sustainability. - Boost the economy as it will encoura

Location Enfield

About the space

Firs Farm Wetlands Parks and Playing Fields


London Borough of Enfield

How will the money be spent?Total £10,416

Fees - Professional - £3,000 (29%)
General Building Fit out - £1,300 (12%)
Furnishings - £1,000 (10%)
Espresso Equipment / Firdge/Freezer / training (Barista) - £1,000 (10%)
Dishwasher Sink /Tap fittings / plumbung items - £1,000 (10%)
Flooring - £1,000 (10%)
Insurance - £500 (5%)
Air Ventilation - £500 (5%)
Crockery, utensils, linens and sundries - £250 (2%)
Painting - £100 (1%)
Other - £766 (7%)

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.

Fees - Professional
General Building Fit out
Espresso Equipment / Firdge/Freezer / training (Barista)
Dishwasher Sink /Tap fittings / plumbung items
Air Ventilation
Crockery, utensils, linens and sundries
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Signs and Marketting
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £10,416

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • We would welcome any help with the project in terms of ;- - Marketing - Business planning - Website blogging
  • We are looking for Recycled buildings (cabins?) materials for building the Hub.
  • We would welcome - once funding has been acquired, any support in kitting out the kitchen area and the café furniture with recycled furnishings.
  • Design of the overall build would be useful - Can you support this skills request please?
  • We would welcome any donations of stuff that would help in terms of delivering the sensory garden
  • Are you a skilled gardener willing to donate your skills and time to assit in getting the sensory garden up and running that will help enrich peoples lives and volunteering skills? Yes... Then please get in touch. Thank you
  • Lighting projector / mood lights to aid in the creation of a better environment for our autistic visitors would be helpful. Can you help with this?
  • Autism soft play equipment and Soft "Walls"
  • Bramble proof Gloves and nitrile disposable gloves for gardening work with volunteers
  • brushcutters, reed slashers, grass trimmers, mowers (manual), hand tools, secateaurs, loppers to keep the green space around the community hub clear, useable and safe.
  • Railway sleepers to create raised beds for sensory area by community hub - easier for wheelchair users to access.
  • Spades, and sharpening tool to keep them sharp for digging
  • Carpenter to put the shelves up in the container
  • Wall hooks / rack and shelving wood / shelves to store tools on
  • Bottles of water to keep all the volunteers going whilst looking after their green space.
  • IT equipment: To enable us to get set up with wifi access and laptops for visitors to use in the Hub (These will need to have someway of locking them to a desk / table.
  • Volunteers to help run and organise the café. Support the users with IT / wifi access and support the aims of the "café"
  • Webmaster to organise our website with the details of the Community, dementia safe café.
  • Soft walls for autism area.
  • Practitioner volunteers to come along and support the dementia area once the Hub is up and running. A couple of hours a month or more would be great.
  • Lego flooring needs to be built in the Autism space with a clear surface covering this to make it special safe and easy to keep clean for the children.
  • Tuff Spots - to create Autism area of fun

Want to help?

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I'm a joiner by trade and now work as a construction project manager. I live in Elm Park Rd and would like to offer my help. I am very skilled in overseeing the production aspect and also am hugely design orientated so could be of benefit to you. By all means get in touch if you'd like.
I am a Head Chef with many years experience and am currently working in an environment that is simular to what you are trying to achieve. I would be happy to volunteer and help build on this project.
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