Garvey Village Community Hub, Catford

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Garvey Village Community Hub, Catford

The Garvey Village Enterprise By The Garvey Village Enterprise

The Garvey Village aims to transform a building in Catford into a community hub celebrating educational, artistic & cultural traditions of African heritage and sharing these with the whole community.

Lewisham Fundraising stage

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Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £36,173 by 11 Aug 2020

Garvey Village motto is 'Let Us Prepare Today for Our Tomorrow'. In order to achieve this we intend to secure a building and transform it into a local community hub from where we offer a range of holistic services to inform, empower and entertain the local community. The services will provide a community solution to the challenges of youth crime & violence, reduce the disproportionate numbers of young people presenting with mental health challenges, healthy eating initiatives, well-being workshops, nutritional advice, alternative medicine remedies, exercise & fitness workshops, educational classes, intergenerational workshops and storytelling, film screenings, spoken word, poetry, song & dance. Additionally, an integral part of the hub will be to provide a space for micro-businesses and offer advice to startup social enterprises. The hub will aim to be self-sustaining by generating rental income from the 'managed workspace'.

What we'll deliver:

  • A local community building as a hub from which a range of holistic services are delivered.
  • Managed workspace for startup micro-social enterprises
  • Health, educational and entertainment services.

Why it's a great idea:

The Garvey Village is a great idea because it recognises and addresses the needs of the Afrikan Caribbean communities. We have received extensive feedback from the community and stallholders at the Afrikan Culture Market (ACM) that there is a desperate need for a permanent space for the family, old and younger members to come together to share, play, dine and learn.

Steps to get it done:

  • 1. Secure building by June 2020
  • Creating volunteer opportunities
  • Basic Skills training to create Jobs or own Business opportunities
  • Good Nutritional and Healthy lifestyle awareness

The ACM has operated in many areas over the last 5 years and the initiative of a community centre with a difference, the "go to place" providing options for the community 24/7. The Garvey Village is the opportunity for getting out of bed; for not wondering the streets; for not drinking or gambling. GV will stimulate, energise, personalise, support and enable community cohesion and growth. Through income generation and business initiatives GV will also stimulate economic growth into Catford.

Location Lewisham

About the space

Lewisham is an integral part of London and is characterised by its diverse and distinctive communities, neighbourhoods and localities.

Council

London Borough of Lewisham

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How will the money be spent?Total £36,173

Centre Manager - £10,540 (29%)
Acorn Stair Lift - £2,970 (8%)
Folding Chairs x 120 @ - £2,303 (6%)
Computers x 15 @ £130.00 each - £1,950 (5%)
Projectors - including fittings & fitted x 5 @ £325 - £1,625 (4%)
Sewing Machines x 8 @ £199 - £1,592 (4%)
5 - Staff Training Reception, Customer Care, Anger Awareness, Leadership, development @ £295 each - £1,475 (4%)
Office Chairs x 15 @ £75 - £1,350 (4%)
Ballet Mirrors x 8 @ £112.00 + fitting £50 each - £1,296 (4%)
Computer tablets/Laptops x 7 @ £159.97 - £1,113 (3%)
Other - £9,960 (28%)

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.

29%
Centre Manager
£10,540
8%
Acorn Stair Lift
£2,970
6%
Folding Chairs x 120 @
£2,303
5%
Computers x 15 @ £130.00 each
£1,950
4%
Projectors - including fittings & fitted x 5 @ £325
£1,625
4%
Sewing Machines x 8 @ £199
£1,592
4%
5 - Staff Training Reception, Customer Care, Anger Awareness, Leadership, development @ £295 each
£1,475
4%
Office Chairs x 15 @ £75
£1,350
4%
Ballet Mirrors x 8 @ £112.00 + fitting £50 each
£1,296
3%
Computer tablets/Laptops x 7 @ £159.97
£1,113
28%
Other
£9,960
  • Spacehive fees
    £1,592
  • Transaction Fees
    £1,420
  • Gopak folding Tables x 10 @ £94.80
    £940
  • Curtains x 6 various sizes. Made and fitted
    £750
  • Projector Screens - including fitting x 5 @ £144
    £720
  • Wooden Cloakroom Lockers x2 @ £321.60
    £643
  • Lockable drawers x 5 @ 106.80
    £534
  • Intercom system £369.95 plus £160 for fitting
    £530
  • Website Setup
    £500
  • Printer x 1@ £370.00
    £370
  • Office Desks x 2 @ £176.40
    £353
  • First Aid Training x 5 @ £67.50
    £338
  • VAT
    £318
  • 40 Chairs
    £300
  • Cooker
    £200
  • Formex SignBoard 3x12ft (Design & Print)
    £200
  • Flip Chart x 2 @ £95.99
    £192
  • Shredder x 1 @ £59.99
    £60

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:

  • Marketing, software, data set up, decorating and painting, sprung floor, knocking down a wall to create adjoining workspaces, tools for trade development workshops.

Total £36,173

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