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Van for Soul Kitchen Chester

Funded on Spacehive 19 December 2022 Delivered 12 May 2023

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Van for Soul Kitchen Chester

Van for Soul Kitchen Chester

Soul Kitchen Chester By Soul Kitchen Chester

SOUL KITCHEN needs a van to help us to collect, recycle, reuse, & deliver food, furniture & other donated items to people who are experiencing financial hardship or crisis

Chester Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 19 Dec 2022!

Thanks to local retailers & individuals, we are receiving offers of food, furniture & household appliances each week to distribute to the people who are in desperate need of them. Soul Kitchen is a small army of unpaid volunteers who use their own vehicles, which means collection can be difficult & sometimes we can't get the items to those in need. Having a van would greatly increase Soul Kitchen's ability to deliver items, improving families quality of life. It would help to reduce food waste & prevent items from ending up in landfill sites. It will help us to expand our 'Soul in a Bowl' scheme to Ellesmere Port. This currently helps adults in temporary accommodation in Chester to learn to cook nutritious meals., increasing self esteem, educating and building relationships with others. These meals are then distributed to others in temporary accommodation or homeless.

What we'll deliver:

  • we will engage, help and support people in hardship or crisis in Chester
  • we will help reduce food waste
  • we will provide items to help improve quality of life
  • we will help people to have healthier lifestyles

Why it's a great idea:

It will help more people who are struggling and facing hardship or crisis, to access essentials & emergency food. It will help to reduce their anxiety, improve mental health & well-being. It will reduce waste going to landfill. It will help to support and educate people to eat well and be more healthy by accessing our food project activities. We aim to help increasing individuals' self esteem and for them to build relationships with others.

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchase a van

Location Chester

About the space

Custom Location


Cheshire West and Chester

How will the money be spent?Total £11,809

Van - £11,000 (93%)
Other - £809 (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.

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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction fees


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:

  • Contingency for the project to purchase a newer van

Total £11,809

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