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Horsham Community Fridge Launch!

Funded on Spacehive 17 December 2019 Delivered 3 November 2020

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Horsham Community Fridge Launch!

Horsham Community Fridge Launch!

Fare Divide By Fare Divide

Fare Divide have already opened the first Community Fridge in West Sussex this year. For our second project we want to open one in Horsham.

Horsham Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 17 Dec 2019!

Set-up and launch a Community Fridge in Horsham, West Sussex. Community Fridges are social sites of food education and sharing. They are housed in publicly accessible places - making fresh food that would otherwise be wasted freely available to the community. Surplus perishable food is donated by local businesses, supermarkets or allotments and taken by anyone who will use it. Money will be spent on a Fridge/ Freezer, ambient storage area facilities, insurance for volunteers and other items to allow us to be a compliant and professional registered Food Business.

What we'll deliver:

  • Save 1 tonne month good quality food from going to landfill
  • Create a welcoming area for the fridge and ambient goods in a public space

Why it's a great idea:

This will save perfectly good food going to waste. It will make food available to ANYONE who wants to come and take items for their own use. It encourages sharing and helps the environment!

Steps to get it done:

  • To source a suitable location for the Horsham Community Fridge
  • Apply to Horsham District Council to register as a food business (8 weeks)
  • Secure Public Liability Insurance in host location
  • Purchase fridge and secure in host location
  • Measure up and purhase shelving for ambient goods
  • Secure Food donations (Fareshare/ Neighbourly/ local businesses)
  • Sign-up Volunteers & Fridge Co-ordinator
  • Purchase incidentals for fridge such as cleaning kit/ thermometer donation unit etc.
  • Complete HACCP & Risk assessment for fridge
  • Train Volunteers/ Induction to host location
  • Communications around fridge put up & Decorate
  • Launch Horsham Community Fridge


Location Horsham

About the space

Custom Location


Horsham District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £2,006

Glass fronted fridges - £1,124 (56%)
Shelving for ambient goods - £334 (17%)
Hot Composters - £200 (10%)
Storage Lockers for paperwork and fridge related items - £106 (5%)
Sundries - thermometers/ cleaning kit - £50 (2%)
Heavy Duty Parcel Scales - £50 (2%)
Other - £142 (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.

Glass fronted fridges
Shelving for ambient goods
Hot Composters
Storage Lockers for paperwork and fridge related items
Sundries - thermometers/ cleaning kit
Heavy Duty Parcel Scales
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:

  • We'll use any extra funds to extend ambient storage or purchase a larger Fridge or an additional freezer.

Total £2,006

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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