LGBT+ Community & Resource Cafe

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LGBT+ Community & Resource Cafe

LGBT+ Community & Resource Cafe

Leicester LGBT Centre By Leicester LGBT Centre

To renovate an area in the building and create an LGBT+ Community & Resource Café. A place for people to connect and socialise with the added bonus of access to a variety of support and resources.

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Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £11,039 by 25 Mar 2019

The Community & Resource Café will operate during Centre opening hours for members of the LGBT+ and wider community. Creating a safe place for people to come along and have a drink and light refreshments with the added value of using the resources available and learning about what other services the centre can offer both socially and for support. This will be a space where other services/partner organisations will be invited in to create additional drop in facilities at the Centre and add value to the Centres current provision. For example Job Centre Plus, Citizens Advice Bureau, Housing Support Services and Health. The main aims of the project are to encourage those who need it most to access the support services and social groups that the Centre offers. Providing a place for people to drop-in and meet socially with other members of the LGBT+ and wider community and for people to have access to computer and internet use and a safe environment to report and discuss hate crime.

What we'll deliver:

  • Renovation of an area in the building into a Cafe space to include decorating the area
  • Purchasing a drinks machine, cafe equipment, laptops and printer for public use
  • Purchasing bistro seating and window bench seating
  • Purchasing online resources that provide support packages e.g. CV building tools and foundation learning packages
  • To create an LGBT+ Community & Resource Café. A place for people to connect and access support and resources.

Why it's a great idea:

Creating a safe space for members of the LGBT+ and wider community to drop in and meet one another is a great way of enabling the community to build relationships with others in the community and have an informal space to talk about any issues that are important to them, some of which they may never have talked about before, in an open and honest way, without fear of judgement or discrimination. The Community & Resource Café will also be a great place for and encourage intergenerational and intercultural support and education. Inviting in other services/partner organisations will make available access to a range of support in a safe space which again may not be accessed otherwise for example support to create CV's, undertake job searches, housing enquiries and gain health support. This project will help towards improving the physical and emotional health of the LGBT+ and wider community along with increasing the opportunity for people to seek volunteering, employment and education.

Steps to get it done:

  • Renovation of an area in the building into a Cafe space to include decorating the area
  • Purchasing a drinks machine, cafe equipment, laptops and printer for public use
  • Purchasing bistro seating and window bench seating
  • Purchasing online resources that provide support packages e.g. CV building tools and foundation learning packages
  • Creation of a safe space for members of the LGBT+ to drop in and meet one another in a supportive environment
  • An increase in the number of LGBT+ community accessing the Centre

The LGBT+ Community & Resource Café will also be a place that offers a space where people can come along to report and talk about discrimination and hate crime and we will work with partner organisations to deliver this. Helping to make people feel safer to report any hate crime that they have suffered. Offering this space and providing a place for people to meet and form friendships will also enable people to get involved in other activities outside of the centre and reduce social isolation. This project will provide a service to help people do well, resolve problems and engage in their local community. Offering a route to get early help and support before problems escalate and helping people to fulfil their potential. The Centre will be staffed at all times the Café is open and all staff are trained to offer, information, support and guidance to the LGBT+ and wider Community.

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Location Leicester

Leicester has 31 other projects and £435,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

The Leicester LGBT Centre serves - Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland

Council

Leicester City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £11,039

Bravilor FreshGround 310 Fresh Brew Machine with Coin Mechanism - £4,176 (38%)
3x HP ProBook 450 G5 - 15.6" - Core i5 8250U - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - UK - £2,182 (20%)
Delux Bistro bundle X4 - £1,224 (11%)
Bistro stools baleno tall wooden bar stool pack of 4 (x2) - £826 (7%)
2X APPLE 9.7" iPad - 32 GB - £620 (6%)
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw All-in-One Wireless Laser Printer with Fax - £300 (3%)
Decorating Materials - £232 (2%)
2x iPad Counter Mount - £187 (2%)
Russell Hobbs RHTTLF1B 43L Table Top A+ Energy Rating Fridge Black - £89 (1%)
A5 Promotional Leaflets - £87 (1%)
Other - £1,117 (10%)

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.

38%
Bravilor FreshGround 310 Fresh Brew Machine with Coin Mechanism
£4,176
20%
3x HP ProBook 450 G5 - 15.6" - Core i5 8250U - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - UK
£2,182
11%
Delux Bistro bundle X4
£1,224
7%
Bistro stools baleno tall wooden bar stool pack of 4 (x2)
£826
6%
2X APPLE 9.7" iPad - 32 GB
£620
3%
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw All-in-One Wireless Laser Printer with Fax
£300
2%
Decorating Materials
£232
2%
2x iPad Counter Mount
£187
1%
Russell Hobbs RHTTLF1B 43L Table Top A+ Energy Rating Fridge Black
£89
1%
A5 Promotional Leaflets
£87
10%
Other
£1,117
  • Spacehive fees
    £498
  • Transaction Fees
    £487
  • VAT
    £100
  • CALESI Computer Lock 4 Digit Security 3X Laptop Notebook Locks
    £33

Overfunding

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: To employ additional support staff for the Café

Total £11,039

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