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We want to open up The Shine Enterprise Centre in the heart of Haringey to create the Shine Cafe – a social enterprise which will help train local people who are experiencing difficulties with homelessness, drugs, alcohol and mental health in the art of coffee-making. This will enable them to find employment in the hospitality industry, building skills and confidence, as well as providing a social hub in the form of a coffee shop for the local community. With your support we will transform the front of the centre into a high street coffee shop and training centre. We have identified our first trainee who will be trained at our partner roastery before beginning work in the cafe – with the aim of then hosting regular, accessible courses for future cohorts. The cafe will be operated as a social enterprise reinvesting profits back into the business and the community and ensuring a sustainable source of training and employment in Haringey with the added bonus of amazing coffee.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Shine is ideally placed between Crouch End, the Haringey Ladder, Wood Green and Turnpike Lane tube station, with a double shopfront onto Turnpike Lane. Creating a cafe here will make use of an underused space and attract more people to the area with the lure of great coffee that helps support the people who make it. Finding employment and developing new skills while you are homeless, struggling with mental health difficulties or recovering from drug or alcohol addiction is particularly difficult. People often don't have the immediate support networks to get them over the initial hurdles. We want to provide the space and support for people facing difficulties to be trained in working in and eventually running a cafe as well as contributing to the local economy. We have already identified Cafe Art as a partner for the initiative as well as the first trainee for the programme Ray who is excited to help bring the Shine Cafe to life and create a lasting legacy for the area.
Steps to get it done:
We really appreciate your support in getting this project up and running and we will post regular updates about the cafe and the progress of the people in the community it supports. To say thank you for supporting us we will be offering a number of rewards. Rewards: Pledge £5 or more – Come once we’re open and get a coffee on the house. Pledge £25 or more – Get an invite to our official cafe launch in Autumn 2017. Pledge £100 or more – Be listed on our Supporters plaque to be displayed proudly in our new cafe space. Pledge £500 or more – Rent out our new coffee space for a business gathering for free. Until then, Angus Shine Centre Manager
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