Coexist Community Kitchen Fundraiser

by Coexist Community Kitchen in Bristol, Bristol City, United Kingdom

We did it
On 7th December 2022 we successfully raised £33,068 with 128 supporters in 35 days

Help us raise £30,000 to support our delivery of vital services that tackle social marginalisation and food insecurity across Bristol.

by Coexist Community Kitchen in Bristol, Bristol City, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

We'll be able to run 5 further 6-week programmes with those accessing support services in our city.


Who we are

We’re a non-profit cookery school and community kitchen based in the heart of Easton.

We believe that everyone should have spaces in which they can share food together, learn and teach skills and create strong connections with others.

We see food as the most simple and easy way to support each other in building a stronger, healthier and more joyful society.

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Who we help

We work specifically with people who are accessing support services in our city. But our kitchen is open to everyone. We work with a huge amount of organisations in Bristol, here are just a few of our partners;

  • Drug & Alcohol services; Bristol Drugs Project, Alcohol Recovery for All.
  • Refugees and asylum support: Bristol Hospitality Network, Bristol Refugee Rights, Borderlands, ABC, Impact
  • Young People; Young carers support, The Prince's Trust, 1625 IP.
  • Mental Health Services- Second Step Mental Health
  • And many other groups including One25, Migrateful, Reform and many, many others :)

How we help

We run cookery classes and events as a way to bring people together, challenge isolation, support connections and create a space where people feel dignified and valued. Obviously, we learn, teach and share cookery skills but so much of it is about building resilience through sharing spaces, skills and laughter. The time in the kitchen provides an opportunity for people to share and learn, feel at home, have space to connect.

We also run events, provide catering services and hire out our space in order to support us in our social outreach work.

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How you can help

This year, we're asking people to support us and our ongoing projects by helping us raise £20,000. Your donations are hugely appreciated and really help us make a difference. You can also support us by:

  • Becoming a regular donor on our website.
  • Volunteering for us.
  • Hiring our kitchen or our dining room for an event or party. Just email [email protected]

Where the money will go

The money we raise will help to support our ongoing work throughout 2023. Below are a few examples of the sort of things involved in keeping the kitchen going that the money will go towards.

  • Tea & Coffee - £200 - Everyone who walks through the doors of the kitchen is given a warm welcome, and normally this involves putting the kettle on. £200 would keep us stocked up through the year.
  • New Aprons - £300 - The donated aprons we’ve collected over the years are really put to work, being used and washed on a daily basis, and to say it’s starting to show is an understatement! 
  • Industrial Fridge - £1,000 - Our current domestic fridges were donated to us a long time ago and are showing signs of age. An industrial fridge would not only mean more room, but would also help us reduce our food waste.
  • A 6-Week Cookery Class - £1,200 - Our 6-week cookery programmes with up to 10 people cost around £1,200 to run. We run around 6 of these each week, partnering with Bristol based charities and support services.
  • Dishwasher - £4,000 - Sadly, our leaky, donated dishwasher finally stopped working this year. It’s done the kitchen proud but now needs to be replaced.

The Rewards

Below you can find the full list of gifts available. Please note that any physical gifts will need to be collected from the Community Kitchen in Easton.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£12 or more

20 of 50 claimed

Coexist Tea Towel

A natural 100% cotton tea towel, screen printed with certified eco-friendly waterbased inks. Includes the Coexist mantra "When you have more than you need...Build a longer table, not a higher wall."

£15 or more

3 of 50 claimed

Coexist Tote Bag

A Coexist Community Kitchen maxi tote. Almost double the size of a regular tote, this is the perfect size for carrying your groceries or picking up your Community Kitchen Takeaway. Screen printed with certified eco-friendly waterbased inks onto a luxurious natural 100% cotton maxi tote.

£50 or more

8 of 50 claimed

Coexist Cookery Class Voucher

A voucher to one of our Coexist cookery classes. Join us at the community kitchen with one of our local specialist chefs to learn how to cook a new cuisine and share a share a meal together afterwards. We host everything from Thai to Mexican, Caribbean to Anatolian. The full list can be found on the What's On page on our website and we'll be announcing lots more in the new year.

£80 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Shared Harvest Print

A beautiful print made from salvaged wood and printed on handmade Nepalese Lokta paper. Kindly donated by Rosanna Morris.

£90 or more

2 of 50 claimed

2x Coexist Cookery Class Vouchers

2 vouchers for our Coexist cookery classes. Join us at the community kitchen with one of our local specialist chefs to learn how to cook a new cuisine and share a share a meal together afterwards. We host everything from Thai to Mexican, Caribbean to Anatolian. The full list can be found on the What's On page on our website and we'll be announcing lots more in the new year.

£100 or more

4 of 10 claimed

Coexist Japanese Knife Block

A Japanese Knife Block with 5 high quality stainless steel knives and Engraved with our Kitchen motto

£400 or more

0 of 5 claimed

A Private Cookery Class for 10 people

A private cookery class for up to 10 people. Choose from any of the classes that we've run previously, or let us know if you have a new idea. We'll run the class with one of our local chefs followed by a group meal.

£1,000 or more

1 of 3 claimed

Restaurant Experience for 20

Dinner for 20 at the Coexist Community Kitchen. We’ll design a bespoke menu for your evening so you can enjoy time together, sip delicious drinks and share wonderful food.

£10 or more

16 of 16 claimed

Wild Winter Feast - Raffle

A raffle ticket to win 2x tickets to the Wild Winter Feast - an evening of wild & ancient food, theatre, storytelling & song on 8th December.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A Veg box for a house of 4

A box of lovely local veg for a house of 4. Kindly donated by Matter Wholefoods in Easton

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Star Print Cushion

A comfy cushions kindly donated by BAM in Easton.

£30 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Wylder Naturals Gift Box

A gift box of handmade, natural soap. Kindly donated by Wylder Naturals in Easton

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Molly Mural Print

A gorgeous print, created and donated by Molly Mural.

£75 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Public Market Hamper

An hamper filled with amazing products selected and donated by the team at Public Market in Easton.

£90 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Casserole Dish

A beautiful casserole dish hand made and kindly donated by Stokes Croft China

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