Help rescue Bread + Roses Bradford

by Bread + Roses Bradford in Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom


£40,000 stretch target 16 days left
112% 172 supporters
This project will only be funded if at least £20,000 is pledged by 12th July 2022 at 2:15pm

It's all or nothing...Help rescue Bread + Roses and secure a Bradford community asset!

by Bread + Roses Bradford in Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Every donation towards our stretch target of £40,000 is now match funded by The National Emergencies Fund, pound-for-pound, up to £250 per donation. If we can reach this target the additional funding it will provide us will not only keep us open into 2023 and safeguard the jobs of 10 employees, but it will also allow us to offer our staff a small pay rise from August onwads to help them with increase in cost of living and help ensure our wages are competitive with other similar roles and organisations in Bradford. During the next 6 months we will be undergoing a review of our governance and staffing structure to ensure we have a sustainable model to which to pitch to grant funders, and this extra funding will also enable us to hire a new Secretary to lead on this valuable peice of work.

Please help us to give Bread + Roses its best chance of a successful and sustainable future!

National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund

We’re taking part in the National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund. Donations to our project will be matched by the fund up to the value of £250 per donation to help us overcome the effects of the pandemic.

Please note only one donation per supporter will be matched by the National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund.

Our Story

Since we announced that we may have to close Bread + Roses, the outpouring of support for what we have achieved and what we offer has been tremendously heartwarming and encouraging. This has instilled faith in what we do and with your support together we believe we can continue fighting for the survival of Bread + Roses.  

We need to raise £20,000 to allow us to continue trading until the end of January 2023, giving us the time we need to secure grant funding for next year. £10,000 has already been pledged towards this target by Power to Change Community Business Crowdmatch Fund.

If successful we will safeguard the jobs of 3 full-time and 7 part-time employees, continue to provide many volunteer opportunities, as a home for community organisations and small businesses, and a vibrant cafe and community hub for everyone in our proud city. It will also mean we can continue to offer our programme of community wellbeing events and creative workshops, whilst providing an inclusive and welcoming venue that brings the people of Bradford together.

By setting up this crowdfunder we hope to harness the energy and pride of our community to begin building a sustainable future for our organisation.

With the wind in Bradford's sail, we hope that you will join us to make our story a story of success!

Our Plan

Bread + Roses is a place that is cherished by many, a beacon of hope, love, and togetherness in Bradford. We aim to establish a 21st century community hub, but to do so we require ongoing support and funding. To achieve our long term aims and become sustainable we must do the following: 

 - raise £20,000 through our Crowdfunder, to keep us open into 2023.

 - to become a Community Benefit Society and secure long term grant funding to make us sustainable.

 - to establish a new "secondary coop", apply for the UK Gov Community Ownership Fund, and secure Bread + Roses as a community asset.

About Us

Bread + Roses is home for creativity, enterprise and community action in Bradford that brings together people of diverse backgrounds to allow collaboration of ideas, groups and organisations. 

Guided by a commitment to building stronger, united and more resilient communities, we aim to create a positive and supportive space for the people of Bradford to come together. Our spaces have been loved by many and we need your support to keep us open!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£20 or more

£20 Reward - Badge

Pop into Bread + Roses and claim your own B+R pin badge!

£50 or more

£50 Reward - badge and risograph artwork

Pop into Bread + Roses and claim your own B+R pin badge and choose one print from a selection of original B+R risograph artworks

£100 or more

£100 Reward - badge, riso artwork, and tote bag

Pop into Bread + Roses and claim your own B+R pin badge, choose one print from a selection of original B+R risograph artworks, plus a new design B+R artwork tote bag.

£500 or more

£500 Reward - badge, riso art, tote bag, and print

For those donating £500 and over to rescue Bread + Roses, we will post you a special thank you along with your rewards that include your own B+R pin badge, selection of original B+R risograph artworks, plus a new design B+R artwork tote bag, and a limited print of an embroidered illustration of B+R by Jade Marczynski.

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