The Artizan Cafe and Creative Space

by Elizabeth Cluderay in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

The Artizan Cafe and Creative Space

Total raised £3,394

raised so far

+ est. £341.00 Gift Aid



The Artizan Cafe and Creative Space aims to provide skills training, friendship, support & work experience for differently able young adults

by Elizabeth Cluderay in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 25th April 2023 we'd raised £2,359 with 67 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

1677585172_img-20220715-wa0016.jpgThe Artizan Cafe and Creative Space was launched a year ago to create work experience, day services and skills training for disabled young adults.

We also hoped that the central position of our Cafe would bridge a gap in the local community between the able and differently-able and we have certainly achieved that already. The acceptance of our members and the work we do in Harrogate has been so beautifully embraced by the local community, it constantly gives our team the boost to strive through the challenges we face as a charity in the current economic climate.
Using our own industry-focussed training pathways, we are providing a vocational training programme unlike anything seen before, providing an end-to-end solution that truly enables learning-disabled adults to attain their dream of paid employment with local employers. The progress we have seen in just 12 short months is to be celebrated. Parents and carers are telling us that they haven't seen change like it before in their children/clients.


We are providing an unusual setting for our members of colleagues and friends there to support. Allowing them to feel part of a team and grow in strength and confidence.
A parent told us “No one has believed in them like this before. Given them an opportunity to succeed rather than just activities to keep them busy"

The Cafe and Creative Space has also meant that we have been able to offer more connection to our community such as launching the brand new “Llama Lounge” SEN teenage youth club and seeing the return post covid of our “Crafty Llamas” 10-15 yr old craft clubs.

Having our Cafe and Creative space and the exceptional team running it, we are now able to provide these valuable services bringing safe spaces, friendship, socialisation and purpose to these young people to reach their potential.

We are the base for many local support groups and even a youth club for disabled young adults, providing space to socialise and make friends in a safe environment.

With high bills to pay and grant funding harder and harder to achieve for charities, we are launching this crowd funder to help support the work we do.


This project offered rewards

£30 or more

Barista training!

Have you ever wanted to learn to make the perfect flat white? Now yours chance! Join the Artizan team for some excellent Barista training, enjoy sampling the coffee and some of our homebaked treats too!

£20 or more

Coffee and Cake for one with the team

Come and meet the team, have a guided tour by one of our incredible members and enjoy our finest coffee and homebaked goodies

£9 or more

Gentlemen Cut & Style at Cirrus Hair

Gary Johnson an awesome barber with 15+ years experience and owner of Cirrus Hair in Harrogate - has given us a fantastic cut & style as a reward for our crowdfunder! Usual price £13

£20 or more

1 Month Gym Membership

We are so excited to announce that Paul and Natalie from Engerize Fitness - an incredible gym based in Harrogate - has given us 1 month membership as a reward! We are giving it away at a special offer of £20 which would usually be £45! 20 fitness classes a week included! Fully Equipped Gym with large Free Weights area, Resistance and Plate Loaded Machines and Cardio Machines. Free parking!

£30 or more

Ladies Cut & Style at BK Hair

Barry Kilroy a fantastic barber & hair dresser based in Harrogate. Owner of has given us an amazing cut & style for £30 usually £53.50 as a reward for our crowdfunder! Once claimed we will be intouch to give you the details. * Please bare in mind he can be booked up in advance but definitely worth the wait for his incredible skills!

£100 or more

Four Personal Training Session

We are so excited to announce that Paul and Natalie from Engerize Fitness - an incredible gym based in Harrogate - has given us 4 PT sessions as a reward! We giving it away at a special offer of £100, which would usually be £200! How incredible! Paul is a phanominal PT with over 15 years experience and mega passion in bio mechanics! This is a fantastic opportunity for change!

£150 or more

Mosaic Masterclass with Liz for 6

An exciting opportunity for a group of up to 6 crafters to come and receive a mosaic Masterclass with Liz, our UK director. Liz heads up all of our mosaic projects creating personal and large scale mosaics such as the beautiful HARROGATE letters in the town centre. This 3 hour session with refreshments including coffee and cake in our amazing cafe will leave you with your own personal mosaic and all the skills to create more at home

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