Neal Street Espresso Refurbishment

by 34 Neal Street in London, England, United Kingdom

£2,195

raised of £28,000 target
36
supporters
8% 25 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by January 8th 2020 at 10:53am

Creating employment, training, mentoring and discipleship opportunities for ex-offenders committed to turning their lives around.

by 34 Neal Street in London, England, United Kingdom

Click here to hear Sarah's story of how working for Enterprise has improved her confidence and given her life skills.

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Neal St Espresso is a coffee shop with a difference – serving the best quality specialist coffee whilst also offering new hope to ex-offenders looking to transform their lives.

Run by The Message Trust, a worldwide movement with a passion to share Jesus Christ with hardest to reach young people, Neal St Espresso is part of our enterprise work.  Work that has at its heart a vision to provide young people with opportunities to transform their lives.

Through the work of The Message, hundreds of men and women in prisons and youth offenders institutions have found new life in Jesus.  Despite doing all we could to connect new believers with churches when they were released, we found that having no job or safe place to live meant many ended up back in their old criminal lifestyles.

Something new was needed to stop this.

A vision to provide support, homes, training and jobs emerged and the Message Enterprise Centre (MEC) was born in Manchester.

That was six years ago, and the MEC is transforming lives.  We have seen 60 apprentices go through our programme with a 12-month re-offending rate of only 2.0%, compared to the national average of 28.6%. Since 2016 100% of our graduates have gone into full time employment in an industry of their training, providing them with long-term security meaning they no longer require financial benefits.

In partnership with London City Mission, we are launching Neal Street Espresso - our first enterprise in London.

Providing jobs for individuals we have been working with in prisons in London the coffee shop will give many people the chance to overcome the cycles of reoffending and continue to transform their lives.  We are excited for what God is going to do through this first Message Enterprise Centre (MEC) coffee shop in London.

Neal Street Espresso in Covent Garden provides a great business opportunity.  Its fantastic location means thousands of residents, workers and visitors head to the area each and every day, providing great footfall.  On each visit customers will enjoy first class service, and fantastic coffee and food all at competitive prices.

This together with the industry knowledge and experience of the MEC’s management means the Neal Street Espresso’s growth potential is huge.

If you like to simply donate a one-off gift towards this project, then you can also do this via The Message website here (indicating that your money is for the enterprise project in London).

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Thank You Reward

Donate £10 and we will feature your initials on our amazing ‘wall of thanks’ within Neal Street Espresso!

£20 or more

£20 Gift Card Reward

Donate £20 and receive a £10 gift card, plus, we will feature your initials on our amazing ‘wall of thanks’ within Neal Street Espresso!

£35 or more

£35 Birthday Reward

Visit us during your birthday month and enjoy a slice of birthday cake and a hot drink, also receive a £10 gift card, plus, we will feature your initials on our amazing ‘wall of thanks’ within Neal Street Espresso!

£50 or more

£50 Generosity Reward

A chance to simply donate without receiving a reward (although we’d like to feature your initials on our ‘wall of thanks’ within Neal Street Espresso) - for those of you who are feeling generous!

£75 or more

£75 Re-useable Cup Reward

Donate £75 and receive a Neal Street Espresso branded reusable cup, a £10 gift card, plus, we will feature your initials on our amazing ‘wall of thanks’ within Neal Street Espresso. We will throw in a piece of cake on your birthday too! (Cup to be collected from Neal Street.)

£80 or more

£80 VIP Reward

Donate £80 for an exclusive VIP invite to our opening event, a Neal Street Espresso branded reusable cup, a £20 gift card, plus, we will feature your initials on our amazing ‘wall of thanks’ within Neal Street Espresso! We will throw in a piece of cake on your birthday too! (Cup to be collected from Neal Street.)

£100 or more

£100 Personalised Chair Reward

Donate £100 and we will have your name immortalised on a chair or bench within the coffee shop. A Neal Street Espresso branded reusable cup will be yours, a £20 gift card, plus, your initials will appear on our amazing ‘wall of thanks’ within Neal Street Espresso. We will throw in a piece of cake on your birthday too! (Cup to be collected from Neal Street.)

£125 or more

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£125 Latte Art Lesson Reward

Ever wondered how baristas make your flat whites look so amazing? Come and spend some time in our coffee shop and learn how to create some fantastic latte art. We will also throw in a £10 gift card, plus, your initials will appear on our amazing ‘wall of thanks’ within Neal Street Espresso. We will throw in a piece of cake on your birthday too! (Booking necessary, valid for the first year after opening.)

£150 or more

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£150 Coffee Tasting Reward

Want to improve your knowledge on the difference between a dark and light roast? Would you like to know about how to pair your food with the right coffee? Come down to our coffee shop with two friends to experience a coffee tasting session with our expert shop manager. (Booking necessary, valid for the first year after opening). We will also throw in a £10 gift card.

£200 or more

£200 Generosity Reward

Another chance to simply donate without receiving a reward (although we’d like to feature your initials on our ‘wall of thanks’ within Neal Street Espresso) - for those of you who are feeling generous!

£250 or more

£250 Independent Coffee Reward

6 month coffee subscription: freshly roasted coffee delivered once every 2 weeks, totalling 12 deliveries of 200 gram bags. Including an exclusive Neal Street Espresso reusable cup. We will also throw in a £10 gift card, plus, we will feature your initials on our amazing ‘wall of thanks’ within Neal Street Espresso! (Cup to be collected from Neal Street.)

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£500 Party Reward

Book out the coffee shop space in the heart of Covent Garden for an evening party. Any available Saturdays between 6pm to 10pm, bring your own alcohol and food, we will provide two waiting staff to help serve your food and drinks. (Valid for one year after opening).

£1,800 or more

0 of 3 claimed

£1800 Party Package Reward

Book out the coffee shop space in the heart of Covent Garden during the summer season for an evening party with up to 30 guests. (Valid for one year after opening). We will provide 2 bartenders, waiting staff, wine and cocktails.


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