Grounds Keeping Great Coffee in the Great Outdoors

by Kevin McIntyre in Waterbeach, England, United Kingdom

Grounds Keeping Great Coffee in the Great Outdoors
We did it
On 20th May 2020 we successfully raised £3,510 with 110 supporters in 62 days

Grounds needs your support! Help us to keep going through these uncertain times. Buy a coffee or a bike hire now, so we can serve you later.

by Kevin McIntyre in Waterbeach, England, United Kingdom

Grounds – Help us to keep our Great Coffee and Bikes in the Great Outdoors

Our aim is to encourage you to buy your goods now, and help our business keep going by ensuring we have a steady flow of cash.  Vouchers can be used against anything we sell in our shops.

Grounds Café

Grounds is a family owned business that has gradually expanded to 7 sites over the last 10 years. Dedicated to providing great coffee experiences in outdoor settings and encouraging more people to get out and active, the company’s founders and owners, Kevin and Racheal McIntyre, have worked relentlessly to grow a successful business that rewards its customers and staff. 

Grounds Cafés are facing tough times ahead. Our 7 cafés and 3 bike shops dotted around in forests and parklands are together facing our hardest challenge to date. With the Coronavirus Epidemic, we need to play our part in fighting it and keep our cafés and cycle centres shut.  

The announcement of the Governments support package was an enormous welcome relief and will help us to support our staff, who are our greatest asset; they are the welcoming smiles, the cheerful greetings and the skilled baristas who serve you your coffee and food everyday, all day, whenever you choose to visit.  

To support the continuity of the business over the lockdown period we would like to raise a target of £10,000 in advance sales.  Please help and support us, by buying a coffee for the future, a bike hire or service for the summer, for the time when we can all once again gather together in public spaces.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How do we get our vouchers?
    • Crowdfunder sends us our supporters’ details.  We will generate a coded digital voucher at the end of the funding round and email these out.
  • Do I need to print my voucher out?
    • No, you can keep the emailed voucher on your phone.  
  • What can we use our vouchers for?
    • Anything we sell in our cafés and cycle centres! From an espresso to a bike.
  • Where can I redeem my voucher?
    • At ANY of our cafés and cycle centres:
      • Fineshade Wood (Northamptonshire)
      • Hicks Lodge (Leicestershire)
      • Birches Valley (Worcestershire)
      • Milton Country Park (Cambridgeshire)
      • Emberton Country Park (Milton Keynes)
      • Salcey Forest (Northamptonshire)
      • Nowton Country Park (Suffolk)
  • What if I don’t spend the whole amount?
    • Not a problem, you can spend as much or as little as you like, the balance will simply reduce with each individual sale and you can check the remaining balance at any time in the café.
  • Why are you doing this if Government are giving grants/loans to small businesses:
    • We are not asking for donations, we are simply selling our products in advance in the form of vouchers, just like the gift cards sold in many retailers.
    • This will help us to keep trading and hopefully keep redundancies to an absolute minimum.
    • We will of course apply for any grant that we may be entitled to, once the mechanisms are put in place by government but require an immediate cash injection to keep the business afloat short term

We are confident that if we can navigate the next few weeks, once this situation comes to an end, we will have a strong enough business to continue forward.

 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Grounds Voucher

Buy now to use in the future. Valid in all our cafés and cycle centres over the coming year. Use against anything from an espresso to a new bike!

£25 or more

£25 Grounds Voucher

Buy now to use in the future. Valid in all our cafés and cycle centres over the coming year. Use against anything from an espresso to a new bike!

£50 or more

£50 Grounds Voucher

Buy now to use in the future. Valid in all our cafés and cycle centres over the coming year. Use against anything from an espresso to a new bike!

£100 or more

£100 Grounds Voucher

Buy now to use in the future. Valid in all our cafés and cycle centres over the coming year. Use against anything from an espresso to a new bike!

£250 or more

£250 Grounds Voucher

Buy now to use in the future. Valid in all our cafés and cycle centres over the coming year. Use against anything from an espresso to a new bike!

£500 or more

£500 Grounds Voucher

Buy now to use in the future. Valid in all our cafés and cycle centres over the coming year. Use against anything from an espresso to a new bike!

£1,000 or more

£1000 Grounds Voucher

Buy now to use in the future. Valid in all our cafés and cycle centres over the coming year. Use against anything from an espresso to a new bike!

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