The Venue

by Caroline and Laura in Sunderland, England, United Kingdom

The Venue
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On 22nd October 2019 we successfully raised £2,507 with 16 supporters in 75 days

A community based venue, it’s in a run down area where we want provide, wellness, fitness, sports, events, drop ins, general support.

by Caroline and Laura in Sunderland, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

We would put the extra into all the projects where needed there will be 5 new project/business ventures created, creating jobs for the community. But also setting up a community organisation or even a charity to help any issues around mental health, maybe even offering training for unemployed to gain work within The Venue. 

There’s two of us that would like to open this venue to give support and activities to a run down community. My team mate just  has a degree in dance and I also have a degree in counselling, we are both qualified dance teachers and live working in the community. 

We have a fab team of people, who will rent a few rooms to pay for our rent. These people either don't work or really want to get out of a job they don’t like. Or have a fabulous hobby that they would like to turn into a business that would also benefit the community. We will also be supporting these people to get their ideas going. 

All trading will be from new activities, also generated from hobbies that will be turned into businesses. 

We will be generating income by running a cafe/bistro serving food all day. And also hiring out the events rooms. Where 3 new businesses will be created to go with this. 

We then will offer counselling, wellness, events, coffee mornings, play groups, Christmas parties, dance classes, theatre groups, sporting activities and many more for all ages, cultures, the disabled, and families. 

We are also hoping to help people with mental health problems, a drop in centre with some kind, friendly people about to support them. 

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