Priory's - a Community Cafe for Bodmin

by Nicola & Pete Langridge in Bodmin, England, United Kingdom

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Creating a Community Cafe with: Small Baby Soft Play, Youth Club Evenings (11-16s), Room Hire for Celebrations / Business / Training / Fairs.

by Nicola & Pete Langridge in Bodmin, England, United Kingdom

Eat, Drink, Relax and Connect

Priory Park is a beautiful area within Bodmin, Cornwall and the rental of Narisa Hall has spurred our family into creating a Community Cafe that will be the hub of the local community - for parents, their children, grandparents and businesses.

The building will still be owned by Bodmin Town Council and we will be starting a Community Interest Company - meaning that any profit the business makes, go directly back into the venue, whether that's new facilities, maintenance, events or new products.

To make this a reality, we need your help

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Here's what we want to do;


Main Business

  • Coffee Shop - providing teas, coffees, lights lunches (baguettes, jacket potatoes, toasted sandwiches etc.) and cakes
  • A small soft play area within the cafe area for under 3's to play safely whilst parents have lunch/coffee
  • A small alcohol licence - with food (a limited selection, not primary use)


Community Initiatives


  • ddf8365864b67ff7402e8d3f41c2ab262119792fYouth Club - once or twice a week between 6pm and 9pm
    (ages 11 - 16)
  • Business Networking Events
  • OAP Cream Teas 
  • Single Parenting Groups
  • Dating Evenings
  • Charity/Fund Raising Events
  • Supporting Local Artists with an in-cafe Gallery
  • Big Lunch in association with the Eden Project
  • Possible Contact Centre for Supervised Visits
  • Calendar of Themed Events across the year for example: Halloween for younger children (ages 3 - 10)
  • Book Swaps/Mobile Library


Additional Community Benefits

Room Hire for:   

  • Children's Parties
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Exercise Classes
  • Adult Education
  • Business Meetings/Conferences

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On Demand Creche/Forest School

We may also offer an "on demand" creche and/or Forest School - where parents would be able to book hourly sessions of childcare.

This would be run by Pete, on site, who is fully qualified and insured.


Putting back into the Local Community

  • 067be226598dbea08fc4fc76c340ed5cf9bec2b6All of our furnishings will come from local charity shops/second hand stores 
  • All of our produce will come from locally sourced suppliers
  • All of our equipment will be purchased or hired from local businesses
  • Any food and soft drinks out of sell by date will be given to the homeless/local food banks
  • We will provide "Soup Kitchens" once a week with a free hot drink and a decent meal for the local homeless people

PRIORYS - COMMUNITY CAFE Q&A

Why such a short deadline?

Time wise, crowdfunder help says that most successful timeframes are 4-6 weeks, so I went for that. Plus, other people are looking at the property so I may miss out. If I had the money I would just do it.

£55k is a lot of money - where will it all go?

It's for the first year of business: building work inside, interior design, complete kitchen equipment, tables, chairs, crockery, rent, business rates, stock, marketing, services bills, wages for a year etc. It all ads up. We will be sourcing everything locally.

Why don't you do a fun day?

I've applied to the council for use of priory Park for a fun day - I'm just waiting to hear back. I'm also trying to go to Royal Cornwall.

Will I lose my money?

No. If the target isn't reached, everyone is refunded the full amount. If it is successful, you get the reward!

What are the rewards?

There's lots for all budgets. Raffle tickets, discount cards, children's parties, room hire and business partnerships.

Please don't be afraid to ask questions. Everyone counts!

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Raffle Entry

Pledge £5 and you will be entered into our opening night raffle! Prizes include a family day trip to the Blue Reef Aquarium, a family day trip to Camel Creek Adventure Park, Jewellery, Paintings, Chocolates, Wine, Spirits and a whole host of other wonderful prizes! Check our updates page for prizes that are added along the way! If our project doesn't reach target, we will donate prizes to a local charity.

£10 or more

10% OFF all Food and Drink Purchases for 12 Months

Pledge just £10 and we will give you a discount card for 10% off all food and drink purchased at the cafe for a whole year. Just pop in to collect your card when we open.

£10 or more

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Children's Halloween Party

Be one of our guests at our very first Children's Halloween Party. Specifically for children between 3 and 10, but all are welcome. A £10 pledge will buy one ticket that admits one child and one adult. Buffet, Games and Disco all included.

£20 or more

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Open Night VIP Invitation

Pledge £20 and come along to our open evening! You'll get a FREE glass of Prosecco and can tuck into the yummy buffet. Date TBC based on if we're successful and when we're ready!

£20 or more

20% OFF all Food and Drink Purchases for 12 Months

Pledge just £20 and we will give you a discount card for 20% off all food and drink purchased at the cafe for a whole year! Just pop in to collect your card when we open.

£50 or more

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Christmas Craft Fair Stand Booking

If you make gorgeous Cornish things and would like a stand at our very first Local Craft Fair, this is the pledge for you! For £50, you will get a weekend stand to sell your products commission free.

£50 or more

10% OFF and 1 x FREE Room Hire Booking

Pledge £50 and we will give you a discount card for 10% off all food and drink purchased at the cafe for a whole year PLUS a FREE 3 hour room hire booking. Just pop in to collect your card when we open.

£100 or more

20% OFF and 2 x FREE Room Hire Bookings

Pledge £100 and we will give you a discount card for 20% off all food and drink purchased at the cafe for a whole year PLUS a 2 FREE 3 hour room hire bookings. Just pop in to collect your card when we open.

£1,000 or more

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Business Sponsorship - Bronze

If your company would like to pledge £1,000 towards this Crowdfunder, you will receive: 1 x VIP ticket to our open evening 1 x 20% discount cards for 12 months 1 x free day room hire bookings 1 x A4 Poster and leaflets displayed in the Cafe 1 x Facebook posts linking to your website (your choice of dates) Thanks within local Press Releases

£2,000 or more

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Business Sponsorship - Silver

If your company would like to pledge £2,000 towards this Crowdfunder, you will receive: 2 x VIP tickets to our open evening 2 x 20% discount cards for 12 months 2 x free day room hire bookings 2 x A4 Poster and leaflets displayed in the Cafe 2 x Facebook posts linking to your website (your choice of dates) Thanks within local Press Releases

£3,000 or more

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Business Sponsorship - Gold

If your company would like to pledge £3,000 towards this Crowdfunder, you will receive: 3 x VIP tickets to our open evening 3 x 20% discount cards for 12 months 3 x free day room hire bookings 3 x A4 Poster and leaflets displayed in the Cafe 3 x Facebook posts linking to your website (your choice of dates) 3 x LinkedIn posts linking to your website (your choice of dates) Thanks within local Press Releases

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