Weekly support & socialising drop-in

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Weekly support & socialising drop-in

Weekly support & socialising drop-in

Spear Project By Spear Project

To provide a weekly drop-in service offering support and socialising opportunities for isolated people and communities. Free tea and coffe with signposting to specialist support where needed.

Leicester Fundraising stage

3
backers
£140
pledged of £1,547
78
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £1,547 by 31 Dec 2018

We are new social enterprise in Leicester, currently staffed entirely by volunteers, hoping to obtain a premises by April 2019; in the interim we wish to raise funds to provide an empowering peer-led community reach out meet up and drop in service in the city. We will offer free tea and coffee, a chance to chat and socialise along with peer-mentor advice and guidance to isolated people who are struggling in the city.

What we'll deliver:

  • Benefits Advice
  • Housing Support
  • Signposting to Specialist help
  • One to one action plans
  • Improve health and wellbeing

Why it's a great idea:

A growing number of people are suffering from loneliness and isolation; we see a need to rebuild a sense of community and mutual aid via the method of empowering peer-mentor initiatives within these communities. All of our team are currently volunteers and we've all overcome difficult obstacles in our own lives. We have a qualified health trainer among our team along with someone who has helped to run mental health awareness courses in the city. This method of outreach can have a profound impact on health improvements based on using the ideas and experiences of the very people who engage with us.

Steps to get it done:

  • find suitable room hire and introduce ourselves to existing services

Location Leicester

Leicester has 22 other projects and £445,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

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Council

Leicester City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £1,547

Weekly room hire for six months - £1,200 (78%)
Tea, coffee for weekly drop in over six months - £120 (8%)
Leaflets & flyers - £60 (4%)
Kettle - £10 (1%)
Toaster - £10 (1%)
Other - £147 (9%)

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.

78%
Weekly room hire for six months
£1,200
8%
Tea, coffee for weekly drop in over six months
£120
4%
Leaflets & flyers
£60
1%
Kettle
£10
1%
Toaster
£10
9%
Other
£147
  • Spacehive fees
    £70
  • Transaction Fees
    £63
  • VAT
    £14

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: We'll use any extra funds to organise day trips, cover paper work and printing costs for the needs of our clients and people engaging with our services and to add dynamism to our potential to reach out and engage more broadly around Leicester.

Total £1,547

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