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TEN10 Bus Project

Funded on Spacehive 30 June 2021

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TEN10 Bus Project

Oxclose Church By Oxclose Church

We are converting a double decker bus into a mobile youth centre and community pop-up cafe, included on board will be, a confidential listening service and workshop space for everyone to access.

Washington Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 30 Jun 2021!

As we emerge from the covid-19 pandemic there is need for new and creative thinking to addressing the effects that the pandemic has had on young people. We are converting a double decker bus into a cafe, confidential listening service and workshop space. This will allow us to have the flexibility to run detached work in local communities for young people. The lower deck will have a cafe, with games consoles, and tablets for socialising, relationship building and learning enabling us to deliver diversionary activities to help reduce instances of anti-social behaviour. The upper deck will have a confidential listening space, and workshop space where we will deliver programmes equipping young people with life skills, for example budgeting, job searching, and tools to overcome anxiety. The bus will have an external extendable awning which will allow us to host outside activities and extend our provision.

What we'll deliver:

  • We will be working across Washington and Sunderland area
  • We will run a confidential listening service
  • We will provide a safe space for young people
  • The bus will be used as a pop-up community cafe
  • We will also deliver workshops around mental health, job search and financial management

Why it's a great idea:

Over the last 9 years funding for out of school children and youth services has been reduced by 98%, this projects aims to begin to re-establish detached services in the region directly aimed at young people. We are going to be building relationships with young people taking this service to their locality where they hangout. Giving them access to high quality professionally trained workers and our open access youth project. We are going to help young people to establish good personal life values which impacts upon their decision making, behaviour and well-being. We will also use our bus as a pop-up community cafe during the day where members of the public can access our resources, workshops and enjoy a simple cup of coffee with friends.

Steps to get it done:

  • Funding secured 1st May 2021
  • Refit bus between May & August 2021
  • Community launch event end of August 2021
  • Launch project by September 1st 2021


Location Washington

About the space

We serve the whole of Washington and wider area


Sunderland City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £23,131

Kitchen Items - £8,555 (37%)
Electrics - £3,869 (17%)
New Central Door - £3,360 (15%)
Graffics - £3,058 (13%)
External Awning - £1,782 (8%)
Storage - £917 (4%)
Other - £1,591 (7%)

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.

Kitchen Items
New Central Door
External Awning
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  • 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:

  • Electronic Equipment for Staff
  • Mobile App to communicate with young people
  • Outdoor Sports Equipment

Total £23,131

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