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British Caribbean Social Club in Hackney

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British Caribbean Social Club in Hackney

British Caribbean Social Club in Hackney

Island Social LTD By Island Social LTD

Island Social Club, a British Caribbean space in Hackney. Our social club will connect Hackney's community to British Caribbean's culture, food and drink.

Hackney Idea stage

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Who is Island Social Club? A cultural hub in Hackney. A space that shows British Caribbean culture is still important in the borough. A totally inclusive place that gives access to British Caribbean culture all year round. Where the local community can enjoy contemporary food and drink that pays homage to the traditional but highlights the innovation happening within the cuisine. Founded by Marie Mitchell and Joseph Pilgrim in, Island Social Club is a collaborative enterprise that explores British-Caribbean culture through food, drink and people. Island Social Club spent 2019 in residence at Hackney’s Curio Cabal, rooting the project in Hackney. Throughout the year-long residency we serving food and drink to 1000s of Londoners, while creating exciting events and a cultural programme exploring food and its relationship to identity. ** Free space for the community ** Jobs and training programmes for Hackney locals ** Community workshops for food, culture and business

What we'll deliver:

  • Build Commercial Kitchen & Bar for the social club
  • Design and furnish the public spaces
  • Fund a cultural programme and community initiatives

Why it's a great idea:

There used to be 10s of Caribbean spaces in Hackney in the late 80s /early 90s. Today there are less than a handful! Figures show that the Caribbean population in Hackney is decreasing. Gentrification, rising rents and the erosion of British Caribbean public spaces has led to the community and its younger generation leaving the borough. Hackney, a borough that prides itself on its incredibly diverse population, deserves rich cultural spaces that have built upon their communities history. Island Social Club wants to build a new social club in Hackney and help restore its British Caribbean social scene.

Steps to get it done:

  • Initiate 2020 Cultural Programme and Community Iniatives
  • Secure Long Term lease in Hackney
  • Finalise Design and Build
  • Hire Team
  • Finalise Cultural/Community Programme for the social club
  • Publicise Launch
  • Complete Build
  • Soft Launch
  • Big Launch

Location Hackney

About the space

Custom Location


London Borough of Hackney

How will the money be spent?Total £46,479

Bar & Equipment - £21,000 (45%)
Kitchen Equipment - £21,000 (45%)
Other - £4,479 (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.

Bar & Equipment
Kitchen Equipment
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:

  • Securing Business for 6 months

Total £46,479

Our Volunteer List

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