Partisan Collective - accessibility fund

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Partisan Collective - accessibility fund

Partisan Collective - accessibility fund

Partisan Collective By Partisan Collective

We're thrilled to have already raised £15k, but would love to raise a further £2.5k to make the venue wheelchair friendly. Please help us out with a pledge!

Cheetham Hill Idea stage

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We are fundraising to establish a permanent space in central Manchester. This will consist of at least two rooms: a café-bar and a flexible social space. Progressive political groups and independent cultural groups will be able to use the social space for free, and revenue generated by gigs and the café-bar will subsidise free use of the space. Partisan can be a collective resource to bring groups together in Manchester. We want to create an accessible, child-friendly space to socialise in, without pressure to purchase food or drink. We are currently discussing potential spaces with various agents, developers and other communities and creatives and we hope to sign a lease by the end of November, in line with the end of fundraising. The rental costs for our campaign are based on the averages for the potential spaces we have been looking at. If our spend comes in at less than these, we’ll allocate the funds raised to some of the other costs we know we will have for fitting out.

What we'll deliver:

  • Ensure that the space fully accessible
  • Establish our permanent space in Manchester
  • nable grassroots cultural and creative events and practices to take place
  • Provide a meeting space for social justice and community groups in Manchester

Why it's a great idea:

Manchester is a fast-growing city, and cultural and business opportunities are flourishing. This growth brings with it so many positives: more jobs in the creative industries, arts and education, new places to go out and a young, dynamic population. While we enjoy the value that expansion brings and the multitude of arts and entertainment on offer, it inevitably also brings further competition and extra commercial pressure. This pressure, compounded by the toxic effects of austerity, creates a difficult living and working environment that weighs heavily on the shoulders of all wanting to start something new or pursue work that actually benefits locals. Since May 2016, Partisan has held temporary residence at 3space Manchester. Over this period more than 20 local community groups, artists, and musicians have used our space for their meetings, exhibitions, and gigs. This engagement shows that there is demand and need for a permanent Partisan space in Manchester.

Steps to get it done:

  • Decorate and refit permanent space
  • Fit permanent space with sound and recording equipment
  • Fundraise through gigs and events
  • Establish a community of user groups
  • Establish a temporary space and provide space to user groups
  • Legally constitute as a workers' co-operative
  • Secure a permanent space

Location Cheetham Hill

Cheetham Hill has 75 other projects and £335,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Manchester (near city centre)


Manchester City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £2,767

Venue modications to make space wheelchair accessible - £2,500 (90%)
Other - £267 (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.

Venue modications to make space wheelchair accessible
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £2,767

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