We are Louisa Grace Interiors, husband and wife team, Claire and Jamie McFadyen. We sell a rustic mix of original, vintage and antique furniture and home accessories both from our barns and online. We also provide a workspace for creative and educational workshops such as photography, wreath making, Annie Sloan paint techniques and photography to name a few.
Covid-19 hit us hard. Unfortunately we don't qualify for any Government funding or CBILS bank loans as the banks are refusing to lend to businesses like ours who really need it - as seen here in the Daily Mail and This is Money.
Our stock is generally bought from little independent suppliers and we would very much like to continue to buy from these suppliers to also keep them in business at this difficult time.
As a result, to save our business, we have decided to offer a rewards based crowd funder to see if we can raise the money that we would have received in a Government grant had we qualified. This will ensure that we can continue to provide fabulous furniture and a creative hub for locals. We’d also like to support our amazing NHS too so we would like to donate 10% of all money raised to the NHS to say thank you to all those on the frontline.
But there's more! We are also offering some super rewards. We are offering both discounts and vouchers if you decide to support us. Ideally we would love you to simply invest in us but understand that times are hard for lots of us at the moment. With that in mind, we have set up a rewards and offer scheme outlined below for large contributions so that you are able to reap the rewards when we reopen:
- a discount code which would last for two years from when the date we open again after Covid-19. This could be used as MANY times as you like; or
- a reward voucher which would be valid for a year from the date we open again after Covid-19.
Either way, you'll be investing in a small business you believe in AND donating to the NHS too.
If we can generate healthy donations, we also have bigger ideas for the future of our business. We would love to host bigger events in our eclectic barns as well as online / virtual interior design projects. We would also like to expand the range of workshops offered, perhaps to include crafting, upcycling and upholstery. The possibilities are endless in terms of hire for this unique setting, think parties, mini festivals and more!
No contribution is too small. Even just sharing this campaign with others is hugely appreciated. We greatly value your support.
Thank you in advance!
Claire and Jamie McFadyen