I want to share with you a story of an incredible, creative space where many courageous, hopeful entrepreneurs and freelancers come to turn their ideas into reality.
What makes this story unique is that while regeneration and gentrification hit our towns and leaves many behind, a community initiative company led by local experts, are supporting each other to build their dreams and inspire those who would otherwise become marginalised and left behind. This is a story about Impact Brixton which has changed the lives of thousands and right now it is in danger of shutting down by Christmas.
You have the chance to play a big part in this story, they need to raise £85,000. This money will help them achieve sustainability and ensure Impact Brixton stays a part of our community for generations to come.
You should help because you would be supporting some truly inspirational people to continue working on their impact projects.
Here are a few that I have met….
You will be supporting Spiral Skills who work with kids that are most at risk of being excluded from our schools.
You will be supporting Impact Brixton’s X-change programme that addresses local unemployment. This solves the problem of “I can’t get a job without experience and I can’t get experience without a job.” The exchange programme allows locals to exchange their time to build experience by working for Impact Brixton. By joining a community of entrepreneurs to support their needs they build confidence and skills to get back into employment.
You will be supporting Female Founders and mums building their passion project they never would build without access to this space.
You will be supporting Impact Brixton’s Open Project Night that opens the entire space to anyone in the community on Monday nights for free. This is where projects like The Community Fridge was born.
Being a part of a community means feeling a part of something bigger than yourself. Impact Brixton has taught me that helping yourself and others can go together, it doesn’t have to be a choice. I have also learned when you give to the community, it’s never-ending because the community continues to give back.
That’s why I think it is so important to support this project now, with whatever you can. This is one time when you can be sure your contribution will have an impact.
Your Heart, Your Community
Rachael Palmer - BlackMaven, Gareth Esson - Tailor Education, Jacalyn Belgrave - Ndulge, Sadiya Ali Hussein - iDiya Media, Wayne James - Spiral Skills Selina Charmaine - Charma Communications, Maurice Cunningham (DJ Croc) - One Nation, Lorraine Natalie Love - Lorraine Natalie Weddings & Love Letter To Me, Suzanne Williams - Discoaching, Margarita Ruiz - Host Manager, Gerald Vanderpuye Co Founder, Carolyn Davis, Jenni Elbourne, Dionne Williams - Dionne Williams industries Ltd, Miriam Sottile - Xeroboundaries, Karlette Briscoe, Claudia Anzani, Angela Gault
The People’s Fridge - A community fridge which provides Brixton’s businesses with a place to donate unused fresh food to those who need it. The idea came from a group of people who met at Impact Brixton’s Open Project Night, identified food waste as a shared concern and committed to tackling it through collaborative action.
If we raise £15,000, we will support all the Impact Brixton programmes for next year and move to this larger space in Brixton and reach sustainability.
Rewards! Rewards! Rewards!
Free Day Pass
Come and spend 3 days with us at our new space see if Impact Brixton is the space for you to continue your entrepreneurial journey.
What is a crowdfunder without a t-shirt reward? But our t-shirt is designed by our director Gerald and we will be printing his design for the first time and gifting it to you as a thank you.
We offer various memberships all memberships include
- Membership includes
- Business registry
- Postal service
- Access to free, discounted and member-only events, such as free Members Lunch on Fridays
- Discounts on our meeting rooms
- Access to internal entrepreneur network.
Some memberships include hotdesking and we have picked our popular Impact Unlimited membership at a very discounted rate saving you over £100. Impact unlimited means you can hotdesk for an unlimited number of hours... it’s that simple.
Impact Fixed Desk means you get your own personal desk and unlimited access to Impact Brixton as well as all the other membership benefits. Again we're willing to give you a discount as a way of showing you how thankful we are for your generosity. This reward also comes with all of the other rewards (non-membership) rewards.
Office Space is available and we again will offer you reduced rate. You still get all of the other rewards too.
In addition to membership some of the rewards come with advertising space either in and around our building or even on the exterior of our building.
We know that some of you prefer to give useful gifts and so we're giving you the opportunity to give someone the who may be at the start of their journey the chance to have membership with us for a month. Imagine, you can have an impact on the start of someones amazing career in entrepreneurship.
Impact Brixton Diary
We think this one is really special.... We are going to put together a diary that includes images from around Brixton quotes from iconic Brixtonites and Impact Brixton Members as well as information about the businesses of Impact Brixton.
One day you'll look back and say this is the year that I had an impact on the community in Brixton. Our Impact Brixton Diary is sure to be a hit.
Your Name On a Plaque
We will create a space that has your name on an individual plaque showing your support for Impact Brixton.
Full details of the rewards are on the right of this page!
Help us inspire Brixton!
Our vision is for everyone who could benefit from being part of our community to have access to it. Your money will help us to reach more people and welcome them to our events and programmes. With your help, we hope to inspire Brixton!