Shieldfield Community Bakery

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Shieldfield Community Bakery

Earth Doctors Ltd By Earth Doctors Ltd

We are a community bakery and have secured a long term lease from Newcastle City Council for premises in Shieldfield. We require funding to refurbish the premises internally to comply with food regs.

Newcastle upon Tyne Idea stage

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This campaign closed on the 30th of April. We have now relaunched a scaled back campaign. Please visit this page to pledge We are not just a bakery ! We bake with communities of all kinds as a way of delivering training and opportunities for people. We know that when people have access to employability skills and are valued as a creative part of a community we all benefit. We work in innovative ways to keep money and other value in our local economy and protect our environment. We have a community bakery currently operating from a small rented kitchen in Shieldfield, Newcastle and we need more space to grow. We have identified a new bakery premises also in Shieldfield owned by Newcastle City Council and have finalised Heads of Terms for 10 year lease from the council. The new premises have been empty for some years and was formerly a supermarket. The interior of the building needs some refurbishment to become a bakery.

What we'll deliver:

  • Rewire and new lighting
  • Plumbing and water heating
  • Suspended ceiling
  • Wall lining
  • Fire alarm and security system
  • Tile walls

Why it's a great idea:

We have over five years experience using food and baking as a means to bring diverse communities together, develop agency within communities, create pathways to employment and make healthy food affordable and available to all. Shieldfield used to have a bakery and we want to bring one back which will serve both the local community and other communities across Tyneside and beyond.

Steps to get it done:

  • Refurbish premises
  • Install baking equipment

Location Newcastle upon Tyne

About the space

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Newcastle City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £29,310

Wall cladding - £7,063 (24%)
Rewire and lighting - £6,950 (24%)
Wall and ceiling replacement - £6,000 (20%)
Plumbing - £3,450 (12%)
Security and fire alarms - £3,250 (11%)
Other - £2,597 (9%)

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.

Wall cladding
Rewire and lighting
Wall and ceiling replacement
Security and fire alarms
  • 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: Dough mixer Bakers oven Extraction equipment Dough prover

Total £29,310

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