Your donation will release extra funding
To complete the fit out of the lower ground floor to accomodate classrooms/meeting rooms,cinema,gallery and new toilet block!
Having successfully completed the cafe and reception area on the ground floor with last year´s Crowdfunder, we have spent the last year creating the shells of the rooms and areas which will really open up TLC for meetings, classes and events in the huge former retail space downstairs.
We have the phenomenol opportunity with this Crowdfunder campaign of being offered matchfunding (by Access-The Foundation for Social Investment) on all donations (up to £150) of three times the donation (so, for example, a donation of £5 will release an extra £15 in matchfunding, a donation of £150 will release an extra £450 in match funding!).
The completion of this phase will bring further opportunity to grow the centre and ensure sustainability for the future by generating more income to support the centre to grow,
We also started our "Make Your Mark" project which is creating a mammoth progress flag 5 metres by 3 metres in the reception area made up of 6000 individual ceramic tiles each created by individual donors. The virtual walk through video illustrates what that will look like. Many of our rewards in this campaign include creating tiles to populate our beautiful community wall.
Create and fix your tile here, and tell us your story, or that of somebody you´d like to memorialise, and become a permanent part of our community´s history."Buy" your tile with a £20 donation, and release an extra £60 in match funding.
By completing the fit out we can increase our capacity as a warm hub during the Winter months, as well as our ability to reduce the experience of loneliness, social isolation and consequent effects on physical, emotional and mental health and wellbeing (which disproportionately impact our LGBTQ+ communities) by organising more events, classes, meet ups, lunch and supper clubs, including "pay what you feel you can" opportunities, including for food.
We now need a last push to fit out these spaces and realise our ambitions to build on the benefits which we have already acheived using the cafe upstairs by making full use of the opportunities that will be opened up for us, and making the centre truely sustainable.
As you will see from the virtual walk through video this will create:
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