Neurodiversity in Tower Hamlets

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Neurodiversity in Tower Hamlets

ONELAB CIC By ONELAB CIC

Improving our life chances by empowering the next generation of neurodiverse designers in Tower Hamlets. Help us to gain meaningful work experience by backing us to showcase & sell our designs.

Tower Hamlets Fundraising stage

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We see a lot of designers working & living around us in Tower Hamlets. We also want to be just like them one day. But because we are different, the world does not think we can be designers. We want to change this! We do not want our differences to limit what we can achieve in life. We discovered our passion and purpose in life! We have already started creating amazing designs (as seen in the video). Now we just need to gain meaningful work experience to test out our designs to a live audience. We have 2 choices right now: 1. Wait for an opportunity (which may never come) OR 2. Create an opportunity for ourselves We choose #2! Designed by, and run by us, we want the opportunity to showcase and sell our designs to live customers. This opportunity will help us to achieve our dreams of becoming the best designers in the world because we will receive feedback from live customers. So please help us to achieve our dreams!

What we'll deliver:

  • Host an annual designer showcase & sell event to real live customers.
  • Create meaningful work experience opportunities for neurodiverse young people living in Tower Hamlets.
  • Create employment opportunities for residents in Tower Hamlets.
  • Work with inspiring neurodiverse young people to organise a designer showcase and sell event to a live audience.
  • Host "You Can Design Too" summer programme for neurodiverse children to empower them too.

Why it's a great idea:

The world thinks neurodiverse young people are not capable of doing things. But, we know we can! You have already seen what amazing designs we can create in the video. Supporting this project will give us the opportunity to showcase and sell our designs to live customers. This project will help us gain the skills and confidence to design better. This is because by interacting with live customers, we will be able to understand what our customers want to buy. We will also develop entrepreneurial skills so that we can make our own money and be respected in life. Creating an opportunity where neurodiverse young people can showcase and sell their designs is a brilliant idea because: 1. We can show our family that we can also make money doing what we love. 2. We can show the world that being neurodiverse does not mean we cannot do amazing things. We just need a bit of support at the beginning. 3. We can live happy, healthy and independent lives just like everyone else can.

Steps to get it done:

  • Confirm venue/location of designer showcase (dates/times)
  • Hire all production equipment (lighting and sound)
  • Create marketing material
  • Hire photographer/videographer to showcase neurodiverse designers
  • Hire caterers to provide food
  • Recruit staff and volunteers
  • Select designs by neurodiverse young people that will showcase and sell their designs
  • Create all designs for showcasing and selling
  • Design "You Can Do It Too" workshops for neurodiverse children
  • Contact press to celebrate amazing achievements
  • Promote showcase and sell event through social media channels
  • Create an Eventbrite Page for "You Can Design Too" summer programme

The money raised will cover the start-up costs for the first annual showcasing and selling of designs by neurodiverse designers. All profits generated from the sales of designs will cover costs of future showcasing and selling events. This way more neurodiverse young people will also have the opportunity to showcase and sell to a real live audience too. We did not want to ask for money without offering you some Support Rewards. If you donate to our project, we will offer you these Support Rewards: Donate £5: • Limited Edition Sticker Pack Designed by Neurodiverse Young People Donate £10: • Special 3-Course BBQ Dinner on Thursday, December 9th Donate £25: • Limited Edition T-Shirt Designed by Neurodiverse Young People Donate £125: • Special "Design Your Own T-Shirt" Evening for 4 People • Drinks and delicious nibbles included

Location Tower Hamlets

About the space

Bustling community conveniently located next to Devons Road DLR. Inclusive and fully accessible to all.

Council

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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How will the money be spent?Total £19,149

7 Part-Time Retail Sales Staff (5 Positions Reserved for Neurodiverse Young People) - £6,366 (33%)
Raw Materials Cost for Designs (32 Designers) - £3,731 (19%)
Space Rental for Selling (46 Days x £65/Day) - £3,025 (16%)
3 Staff for "You Can Do It Too" Workshops - £1,752 (9%)
BBQ Catering (100 People) - £1,300 (7%)
Supplies Cost for "You Can Do It Too" Workshops for Children with Learning Disabilities - £1,037 (5%)
Venue Rental for Showcasing (1 Day) - £400 (2%)
Other - £1,539 (8%)

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.

33%
7 Part-Time Retail Sales Staff (5 Positions Reserved for Neurodiverse Young People)
£6,366
19%
Raw Materials Cost for Designs (32 Designers)
£3,731
16%
Space Rental for Selling (46 Days x £65/Day)
£3,025
9%
3 Staff for "You Can Do It Too" Workshops
£1,752
7%
BBQ Catering (100 People)
£1,300
5%
Supplies Cost for "You Can Do It Too" Workshops for Children with Learning Disabilities
£1,037
2%
Venue Rental for Showcasing (1 Day)
£400
8%
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£1,539
  • Spacehive fees
    £881
  • Transaction Fees
    £482
  • VAT
    £176

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:

  • Open up the opportunity to a greater number of neurodiverse young people
  • Increase the number of days of showcasing and selling opportunities for neurodiverse young people
  • Offer the "You Can Do It Too" workshops to a greater number of children with special needs and disabilities

Total £19,149

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