Roots Refills

by Daniel Smith in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Total raised £4,875

£10,000 target 2 hours left
48% 51 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 19th August 2022 at 2:48pm

We are opening a plastic free, zero waste refill shop selling food, cleaning products and more and addressing food poverty in Kingsholm!

by Daniel Smith in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

The story so far...

Roots Coffee is a community coffee shop based in Kingsholm and for the last 8 years (along with selling the best coffee and cake in Gloucester!) we've been seeking ways to see people thrive, relieve social isolation and make an environmental impact where we live!

1658487752_whatsapp_image_2022-07-22_at_12.01.38_pm.jpegAs we looked around Kingsholm and came out of the pandemic we asked ourselves, "How can we step into making an even greater impact in the coming years?" and from that questions Roots Refills was born!

We believe that great food shouldn’t cost the earth, food waste is unacceptable, and that no child should go to bed hungry in our neighbourhood. To that end, Roots Refills will look to radically change the way food is bought, eaten and shared in Kingsholm!


The idea...

As the next chapter in the Roots story we're looking to build on our success and reputation in the city by playing our part in tackling two of the biggest challenges facing our community: the cost of living crisis and the climate emergency.

We are creating a beautiful, affordable and sustainable refill shop in the warehouse space behind our community coffee shop where we will do three things:

  • Provide a viable local alternative for residents of Gloucester who want to shop plastic free
  • Partner with other local organisations to tackle rising levels of food poverty in our neighbourhood and our city
  • Educate the next generation about the problem of plastic waste, the climate emergency and what they can do about it. 


Your part...

Roots Refills is (and always will be!) a team effort! We all have a part to play in bringing this project to life.  

The project is being steered, planned and coordinated by a team of local boffins, entrepreneurs and experts all giving their time and knowledge for free to make sure the shop is a success.

We're also a community project, run by the community and with the support of the community. Roots Refills will be no different! We can't do this without your support. 

To transform the back warehouse into a beautiful shop space we are raising £40,128 (precisely...). We hope to raise £10,000 towards from this campaign with the balance coming from local grants and our local partners.

If you want to see this shop opening in Gloucester, reducing the amount of single use plastic in the system and helping families in need please give generously to this Crowdfunder!

Thank you so much!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£500 or more

Corporate Sponsor

Have your business name and logo displayed on the counter in the refill shop and on the website as a local supporter and get invited to our grand opening event!

£10 or more

Buy a Brick!

Just another brick in the wall? Not yours! Buy a brick in our refill shop and we will even let you sign/decorate it however you like! Why not buy one each for your kids so they come in and learn about an environmentally friendly lifestyle?

£50 or more

Buy 5 get one free!

Need more space for your creative genius or buying for the family? Buy 5 bricks and we will chuck one in free (you're welcome!)

£50 or more

Roots Refills shopping bag!

Show off your eco credentials with one of our beautiful and reusable hessian shopping bags. These will only be available for Crowdfunder supporters so get them while they're hot!

£150 or more

Roots Refills discount card (one year)

10% off your first years shopping at Roots Refills.

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