Dash Vegan Scoop Store

by Sam Brundish (Good Karma Deli & Takeaway) in Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Dash Vegan Scoop Store
We did it
On 14th April 2018 we successfully raised £3,615 with 97 supporters in 14 days

To provide a gluten-free plant-based minimal-waste retail space where people can bring their own containers to refill at a reasonable cost.

by Sam Brundish (Good Karma Deli & Takeaway) in Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If I reached this target then I would not only be able to employ part time staff to help out with the running of the retail unit but I would also be able to offer a wider range of minimum waste bulk products right from the start.


We have been offered an exciting opportunity to expand our business into a fantastic retail space and would like to provide a minimal packaging/plastic-free "fill your own" food container service for the good people of Nottingham (and beyond!).

Our vision is to offer a convenient and friendly space where you can bring your own container (or use one of our recycled glass jars or paper bags) to refill directly from a bulk supply of various dry goods, all of which will be gluten free and plant based. We will be able to offer useful staples right from the start and grow our range via suggestions from our lovely customers and through our own research.

We are very much inspired by the fantastic Zero Waste Food Shop http://thezerowasteshop.co.uk/  based in South Devon.

Why are we doing this? Honestly, we are shocked by the amount of single use plastic and non-recyclable packaging which is used by supermarkets. For society to move away from this dependency on such wasteful and destructive processes, effective alternatives need to be available. Using the experience of reducing waste in our personal lives for over 20 years, Dash Vegan would now like to help others to do the same.

We will be based on Triumph Road in Nottingham; close to the QMC, to Jubilee Campus, with excellent public transport links to both Nottingham and Derby. The unit has car parking and is fully wheelchair accessible, we feel our business would be a real asset to the area. With long opening hours of 8am-8pm and friendly staff we’d like to flourish and provide a real alternative to wasteful supermarket practices.

Let’s talk money: ‘That is quite a big amount you are looking for isn't it?!’ Well yes, on the surface of it, that is a quite a big amount! But we have done our sums and in order for this project to get off the ground and launch on 28 April 2018 we will need to pay for a number of expensive one-off items. We also need to prepare for ongoing costs associated with the running of this project and the retail unit, so that we can ensure success whilst we get the shop off the ground. We have already invested a lot of our time and money into both Dash Vegan and the launch of this store. Our trading hours will be long and we will need to ensure that we have staff cover and appropriate insurances. You can rest assured that all of the money raised will go into providing a great value safe clean, minimal waste retail space which will be an absolute pleasure to shop in. And hopefully you will be tempted by the rewards we are offering to be a part of this exciting new project! Many thanks, Sam and family.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£5 or more

Named Superstar

You will be Named as a Crowdfunder Super Star on our website and you will glow with satisfaction of being a really lovely person. Thank you!

£10 or more

Named Superstar with Extra Super Powers

You will be Named as a Crowdfunder Super Star on our website AND you will receive 10% off one shopping trip with us (valid in store, online or at any one of our events).

£20 or more

Cool Cucumber (with Goody Bag!)

You will be Named as a Crowdfunder Super Star on our website AND you will receive 10% off one shopping trip with us (valid in store, online or at any one of our events) AND a Goody Bag worth £10.

£25 or more

Minimal Waste Pioneer

You will be Named as a Crowdfunder Super Star on our website AND you will receive 10% off all shopping trips with us (valid in store, online or at any one of our events) for six whole months AND a Goody Bag worth £10.

£50 or more

Year of Plenty

You will be Named as a Crowdfunder Super Star on our website AND you will receive 10% off all shopping trips with us (valid in store, online or at any one of our events) for twelve whole months AND a Goody Bag worth £10 AND exclusive invites to events.

£75 or more

Plant Based Warrior

You will be Named as a Crowdfunder Super Star on our website AND you will receive 10% off all shopping trips with us (valid in store, online or at any one of our events) for twelve whole months AND a Goody Bag worth £20 AND a meal for one on us from Nutri2Go.

£100 or more

Hot Potato

You will be Named as a Crowdfunder Super Star on our website AND you will receive 10% off all shopping trips with us (valid in store, online or at any one of our events) for twelve whole months AND a Goody Bag worth £20 AND a meal for one on us from Nutri2Go AND either a day pass for Hot Yoga or a meal for 2 at Oscar & Rosie's in Nottingham.

£250 or more

1 of 4 claimed

Generous Soul

You will be Named as a Crowdfunder Super Star on our website AND you will receive 10% off all shopping trips with us (valid in store, online or at any one of our events) forever AND a Goody Bag worth £20 AND exclusive invites to events AND seven meals for one on us from Nutri2Go AND either a 20 day pass for Hot Yoga sessions or a meal for 2 at Oscar & Rosie's in Nottingham.

£500 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Celestial Being

You will be Named as a Crowdfunder Super Star on our website AND you will receive 10% off all shopping trips with us (valid in store, online or at any one of our events) forever AND a Goody Bag worth £20 AND exclusive invites to events AND 14 meals for one on us from Nutri2Go AND either a 20 session pass of Hot Yoga sessions or a meal for 6 at Oscar & Rosie's in Nottingham.

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