GROW Van Gogh

by Cafe Van Gogh in London, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £11,692

raised so far



Help us to continue to "Grow Van Gogh" with the Pay It Forward scheme. Treat yourself to one of our offers to help us to grow.

by Cafe Van Gogh in London, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 23rd October 2020 we'd raised £10,167 with 200 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

We would use this to develop our ongoing training capacity and cooking on a budget community workshops - so we can reach even more people with these vital services. 

GROW Van Gogh

Our cafe was doing so well and 2020 seemed like our year to thrive. We had a lot to celebrate. Our food got noticed, we were in Vogue, Conde Naste traveller and the Guardian; and our social mission was going from strength to strength. 

We'd secured funding for a job coach and we'd raised money for a new bar area, so we could start to train our delegates in barista skills. We'd sought and appointed a new co-owner, Bonita De Silva, who is also our head chef. Bonita has a wealth of experience in putting together tantalising vegan menus.



Then things changed for us overnight. The pause button was hit on all of our activities. We ceased trading, our staff team was furloughed and our training programmes were put on hold.  And now we are plotting a route to ensure we'll stay viable in a post covid world. 


What we do

We're a not for profit community interest company, which very basically means that our social purpose is stronger than our desire to make tonnes of cash. It's important to us that we consider all of our business decisions, and make the right ethical choices for our local community, the environment, our staff, customers and trainees. 


Why we need your help

Which is why we find ourselves here, asking for your support. We are trying to raise £5000 . These vital funds would plug the lost 6 months gap in our revenue stream and help us to pay part of the salary of our newly appointed job coach and day to day overheads at the cafe.


Supporting our trainees

The job coach's role is crucial in supporting our trainees (adults and young people with learning disabilities) to gain skills for employment, such as barista training, customer service, food prep and kitchen porterage.


Free vegan cooking classes

Any additional funds that we receive will go towards our cooking on a budget classes. These are free vegan cooking classes aimed at people in food poverty.

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see our Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.


This project offered rewards

£20 or more

Cafe Van Gogh apron

pledge £20 or more today, and receive one of stylish and hard wearing organic cotton aprons.

£9 or more

Cafe Van Gogh T towel

Pledge £9 today and receive an organic cotton Cafe Van Gogh branded T towel.

£10 or more

Cafe Van Gogh tote bag

Pledge £10 and receive one of our handy organic cotton tote bags.

£30 or more

Nut Roast wellington

Pledge £30 today, and come and collect one of our famous freezable vegan nut roast wellingtons, it'll be the centerpiece of your family Sunday roast, or save it for Christmas Day. Feeds 5

£40 or more

The gift bundle.

Donate £40 or more for our gift package. Ideal for the ultimate Cafe Van Gogh fan. You'll receive our Tea towel, Tote Bag and apron, as well as a £5 drinks voucher, redeemable against anything off our drinks menu.

£500 or more

Bronze partnership package £500

Our Bronze package. *10% discount on mid-week lunches for up to ten named people for 6 months. *10 of our branded tote bags T’s&C’s apply - please talk to us

£1,000 or more

Silver partnership package

Our silver package. *10% discount on mid-week lunches for up to 16 named people for 6 months. *16 branded tote bags *16 branded tea towels T’s&C’s apply. Please talk to us

£2,000 or more

Gold partnership package

Our gold package ! *10% discount on mid-week lunches for up to 20 named people for 12 months *20 branded tote bags *20 branded tea towels *20 branded aprons *free private meeting space in our gorgeous upstairs dining area, between 9am-11.30am Tues-Fri. Once a month, must be booked a month in advance. Drinks and food extra from our meetings menu. *corporate volunteer opportunities by negotiation. T’s&Cs apply. Please talk to us

£60 or more

Vegan Indian cookery class

Pledge £60 today and we'll reward you with a vegan indian cookery class with our head chef Bonita. This class will take place on Monday 2nd November between 6pm - 9pm. You'll learn how to cook a variety of indian dishes, and then get to sit down and enjoy them with your class participants. Free glass of wine / beer / soft drink included.

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