by Joanna Gorniak in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 9th February 2018 we successfully raised £46,685 with 245 supporters in 56 days

Open a Community venue where everyone can feel physically, mentally, and spiritually safe – & free to express, respect, and learn together.

by Joanna Gorniak in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

At Street Factory CIC, We Toby G & Jo have been connecting audiences, young people, artists and practitioners for the last ten years, in and around Plymouth.

We are Fuelled by a deep rooted passion, commitment, determination and philosophy; we help young people to fly, young people who feel they don’t have wings or a direction in life. By creating a springboard that empowers and enables our young people to be better connected to their value and see their potential whilst understanding the positive impact they can have within their community.

We do this through the 10 elements of Hip Hop, through genuine love and a true trust that every young person, no matter who, has a voice and sound that is worth listening to and amplifying. Street Factory CIC was established in 2007 by us & we are a husband and wife team, Toby & Jo Gorniak, and since then it has grown into a platform that has continually wrapped its arms around those that need us most, with hearts that feel and a passion that drives change.


We are committed to presenting programmes, workshops and activities that embrace dancers, practitioners, teachers, young people, families and audiences of all backgrounds to gain a mutual understanding, passion and exploration of dance, life, love and hope.

We were privileged to share our work with the world ...Ted Talks on Hope  

Year on year Street Factory CIC will continue to evolve, grow and organically shift to ensure it is fit for purpose and continues to develop and deliver our objectives. The key driving force will always be the benefits and outcomes for the young people who need us the most and the amazing legacy, and programmes that we will continue to produce to create change. #Cre8tingChange

2017 is an exceptional year for Street Factory CIC. Set within the former brewery on Sawrey Street, we will be opening our new community hub and academy style facility for NEETS; an environment where everyone can feel physically, mentally, and spiritually safe – where they are free to express, respect, grow, teach, and learn with each other. We are working towards our new venue being recognised globally and already have strong links with America; and advocates such as Simon Cowell who gave us an award 4 years ago "Out Standing Community Contribution" and actively supported our vision... 

The new home and platform for Street Factory will require both financial and non-financial support. Pledges have already been made by local leaders, advocates and businesses, for Materials & Volunteering their skills.

We recently launched our exciting Plans for our Venue in Millbay, with a city wide event, where we formally announced that “Street Factory &  Building Plymouth partnership, alongside the local construction industry has launched the first city wide transformational project for Mayflower400 ... We are the 1st Adopt a Space... A Plymouth Version Of DIY SOS...A Legacy Project!

We took over former industrial premises on Sawery Street in Millbay and recently construction professionals, led by HLM Architects unveiled the inspiring designs for the proposed £2M new facility which will be home to the world’s largest Hip Hop theatre and Hip Hop education programme, whilst also leaving a legacy for Mayflower400. To date we have recorded over 400 hours in-kind support from construction professionals valued at over £30K. Our Dancers & Community are overwhelmed & this is a few of the guys sharing their stories....

This a Quote from Ian Bowyer the Leader Of Our City #TalkingStreetFactory

"This is quite a milestone for any organisation, 10 years of running, but as a community interest company which started with such humble beginnings in a church hall, you should be very proud about the tremendous work you have delivered for the City of Plymouth, and the decade of support you have provided in transforming so many young people’s lives.  As we have heard the year 2020 is a huge opportunity and I am absolutely delighted that the Building Plymouth partnership has ‘Adopted’ Street Factory’s new premises as the very first ‘Adopt a Space for Mayflower400’ project. This is a truly iconic project and will leave a strong legacy post 2020. I am so impressed to learn about the collaboration between Street Factory and our local construction and built environment professionals in working together to get these inspiring designs created. It shows us what is possible through genuine partnership working and a shared vision.  It is important to remember that there is nothing equivalent to Street Factory in this country. As a city we are very lucky, and our young people with challenging behaviours and Complex Needs are very lucky, to have access to the services and ethos of Street Factory."

We need your Help so we can make a difference to so many & Every £1 & Every Share can Empower us to Change lives #ONE

"Transforming Lives..So they can Exceed their Potential & Fall In Love with their Purpose....STREET FACTORY"


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

£5 BIG Thanks

£5 BIG Thanks You will receive not only our sincere appreciation, but also a BIG Street Factory shout out on your choice of Twitter, Facebook or Instagram so we can let everyone know that you have helped us make a difference

£10 or more

£10 Exclusive Thank You!

£10 Exclusive Thank You! You will receive a personalised email from Toby & Jo, along with a commemorative email poster to mark this amazing milestone.

£25 or more

£25 Thank You Street Factory Style!

£25 Thank You Street Factory Style! 6 Free Hip Hop Dance Classes ( any age or ability) Strut your ‘Toby G’!

£100 or more

£100 Our Thanks Every Day!

£100 Our Thanks Every Day! Let us say a thank you of a lifetime; your name, or chosen name, will be etched on our walls for a lifetime.

£150 or more

£150 A Portrait Of Thanks!

£150 A Portrait Of Thanks! We will commission an Illustration of you, or a loved one, with name that will be on our wall of fame for twelve months. Then, after that you get to keep the picture.

£500 or more

£500 Let Our Venue Thank You Too!

£500 Let Our Venue Thank You Too! You will not only receive a shout out and commemorative poster - but also three hours to use our venue!

£1,000 or more

£1000 Toby G Style Thank You!

£1000 Toby G Style Thank You! Birthday, Team Building, Stag or Hen surprise – you name it we can do it! You will receive your company details and a link on our website, or a Street Factory message PLUS a personal, private session with Toby G for up to 15 people and a Street Factory illustration of your CEO/Star employee/Birthday Boy or Girl/Stag or hen!

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