Keep The Mix in Mill Street

by wantagemim in Wantage

We did it
On 22nd April 2014 we successfully raised £3,325 with 37 supporters in 28 days

To allow The Mix to remain as a community space for all to enjoy for at least another six months

by wantagemim in Wantage

The Wantage Mix - Community Space

“We'd love to keep The Mix as somewhere for everyone to enjoy, building on what has unfolded so far and exploring some new ideas.”

MixPeople of Wantage Pictures

Thanks to very generous support from local volunteers & tradesmen, and funding from the High Street Innovation Fund, we have been able to use 15 Mill Street as a space for a range of brilliant community activities.

 

 

It's provided the opportunity to have a central place that brings people together for enjoyment and learning, while adding to the diversity of our town centre - bringing an unloved shop on the street back into use.

Some of the uses so far have been free skill share workshops including bike maintenance, sewing and home brewing; a student art exhibition; a charities blitz fundraiser; kids activities and craft sessions. The Mix has also been booked by organisations needing a space for their meetings and group activities and used as a swap shop, book swap librDave the Town Cryerary, for DVD lending, ticket sales, entry forms and as an information point.

The volunteer group, Sustainable Wantage – which runs The Mix - became a non-profit co-op in 2013. As aToby's Castle 'Society for the Benefit of the Community', it doesn’t yet have enough income to cover all the costs involved. So we are launching this community fundraiser to draw on the support of local people and businesses who would like to see us continue the project, raising enough funds to stay for at least another six months. This will also give the time to look at possibilities for generating enough income for The Mix to be self-sustaining.

Thank you for considering helping to keep The Mix going!

 

We have the ideas, the volunteers and the enthusiasm - with the finances we can make it happen!

 

 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Your reward will be the warm feeling that you have helped a great project that benefits local people.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A public thank you, 2 years paid subscription to Sustainable Wantage and an invitation to the celebration party

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£30 Reward

A one to one Twitter for business info session plus an invitation to the celebration party Limited to 1

£30 or more

8 of 10 claimed

£30 Reward

A native tree planted locally, plus an invitation to our celebration party. Limited to 10 backers.

£35 or more

4 of 5 claimed

£35 Reward

2 day or evening hires of The Mix for yourself or to donate for future users (subject to available dates). Limited to 5 backers.

£40 or more

£40 Reward

A private thank you for those who wish to donate on the quiet, and an invitation the celebration party

£50 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£50 Reward

Ten years paid subscription to Sustainable Wantage plus an invitation to our celebration party Limited to 10.

£100 or more

1 of 4 claimed

£100 Reward

Five days or evenings of your choice hiring The Mix for yourself or to donate for future users (subject to availability) Limited to 4.

£150 or more

3 of 4 claimed

£150 Reward

Lifetime membership of Sustainable Wantage (for one person) including free entry to all of our events and an invitation to the celebration party Limited to 4.

£500 or more

3 of 4 claimed

£500 Reward

For businesses and organisations, your logo on the promotional material for the Mix for six months stating 'Supported by...' and a public thank you via a press release. Limited to 4.

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£500 Reward

For individuals - Lifetime membership of Sustainable Wantage, free entry to our events and the option to name our section of the Market Garden Project in Charlton. Limited to 1.

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£1,000 Reward

For local independent businesses: Your logo and business name in the Mix window, on the website, Facebook page and promotional material 'Proudly supported by...' Plus a public thank you via a press release. Limited to 1.

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