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Home Ground Neighbourhood Kitchen

Funded on Spacehive 7 July 2019

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Home Ground Neighbourhood Kitchen

Home Ground Neighbourhood Kitchen

Home  Ground Kitchen CIC By Home Ground Kitchen CIC

Home Ground is a welcoming space uniting our community through food. Our wholesome canteen, training schemes and platform for food makers will create a positive impact to people’s lives and our town.

Hastings Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 07 Jul 2019!

We've been working hard to secure and build a much needed community space in the heart of Hastings and now we need your help to open before the summer. Home Ground is a neighbourhood kitchen and canteen where people can come together, develop new skills, improve their health and enjoy great food. We have fantastic projects planned over the coming months including a cooking skill share with refugees, classes for local children, and some exciting supper clubs but sadly our funding has fallen through due to the whole EU-UK limbo so we're looking for help with our final push. Rewards to say thanks: £15: Home Ground Tea Towel £20: Tickets launch with guest chef £50: 1 ticket to 2 Hour cooking class £100: 2 tickets to Home Ground Supper club £200: 4 tickets to 1/2 day cooking class

What we'll deliver:

  • A modern and safe community kitchen
  • Training facilities to give opportunities to local people
  • A welcoming and flexible canteen area serving wholesome food daily
  • A much needed central hub with a variety of activities and income generating facilities
  • Mentoring and support to small food businesses and makers
  • Reducing kitchen waste wherever we can such as our submerged composter
  • A quality venue for a range of events including birthdays, launch parties and screenings

Why it's a great idea:

Founders Kate and Sav have been running successful cooking classes in Hastings and know how, life changing and inspiring cooking can be. At the moment Hastings is lacking a quality space for cooking classes and amazing people working hard for the love of good food don't have access to a kitchen that could help spread their magic further in our town. We want to create a vibrant space for the whole town. Anyone who loves to eat will benefit from Home Ground Kitchen. Every day we will be shaking up lunch time with delicious wholesome bowl foods. We'll also be working with exciting chefs to run supper clubs, events and specialist cooking classes. We are fully committed to helping those who may have not had access to cooking classes or training schemes and help them develop skills that can benefit their health and finances. We want to help people build their knowledge, confidence, employability to pursue careers and start their own food businesses.

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchasing commercial ovens for hire kitchen
  • Buying furniture to make the canteen welcoming and accessible
  • Equip our kitchen with tools for chefs and food makers to hire
  • Purchasing submerged wormery composter
  • Opening the canteen for lunch daily
  • Welcoming cooks and chefs to hire our kitchen
  • Running skills shares, training schemes and cooking classes for the community

Home Ground Kitchen is a Community Interest Company and we want our community to feel welcome, involved and part of everything we do.

Location Hastings

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Hastings Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £5,730

Canteen furniture and lighting - £2,690 (47%)
Purchase Commercial ovens, dishwasher mixer - £2,300 (40%)
Display fridge for small batch products and drinks - £400 (7%)
Purchase food safety and storage equipment - £110 (2%)
Other - £230 (4%)

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.

Canteen furniture and lighting
Purchase Commercial ovens, dishwasher mixer
Display fridge for small batch products and drinks
Purchase food safety and storage equipment
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


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:

  • We'll use any extra funds to purchase mobile hot plates and other equipment so we can teach larger cooking classes in our space and in the larger community.
  • Extra funding will go towards setting up our barista school an engaging and exciting project working with marginalised people to inspire and improve local skills.
  • We are located on Gotham Alley a historic part of Hastings that is developing a new future as a pocket park, any extra funds we receive will be used to support this work and develop food waste management, food growing and give opportunities for training.

Total £5,730

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.

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