Seed1: A Not-For-Profit Zero Waste Shop

by Seed1 in Marlow, England, United Kingdom

Seed1: A Not-For-Profit Zero Waste Shop

£535

raised of £60,000 target
13
supporters
1% 33 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £60,000 is pledged by September 26th 2019 at 5:25pm

Raising funds for our first retail unit in Marlow and to help us employ and support individuals currently facing homelessness.

by Seed1 in Marlow, England, United Kingdom

Our Story

Two years ago, Lora felt a calling to go and serve the homeless. Unsure where to start, she attended a weekend course for social entrepreneurs at Cambridge University where she met loads of brilliant inventors, creators and business-minded individuals who were setting up incredible social enterprises to protect the environment. Inspired by their passion and creativity, she looked for a way to both serve the homeless and protect our planet at the same time and Seed1 was born.

Seed1 is Marlow's first zero-waste shop and not only will we aim to make environmentally-friendly living accessible to everyone in the community, we'll also offer educational opportunities for children around looking after the planet and support other local businesses to ditch single-use plastic.

Seed1 is a Community Interest Company and all profits will go to supporting the homeless in our community. The shop will offer work experience, training and employment opportunities for those experiencing homelessness and all profits will go towards providing accommodation, healthcare and support for these individuals.
 

Why Crowd-Funding?

The basics are in place: we have stock and a storage unit, we have insurance and a borrowed delivery vehicle, we have a website and customers lined up, but over the next 12 months we are planning to move into a retail premises in Marlow, secure our own delivery vehicle (either an e-van or e-bike), employ and house up to 4 people who are currently facing homelessness and expand our range of products to include dried foods, household cleaning products and toiletries on a re-fill your own container basis.

Although our business plan and forecasts look great, we won't be making profits in our first year to be able to afford this, so this is where you come in...

Community Ownership

By opening up the opportunity for the community to contribute financially to the work we are doing, we hope to give the people of Marlow a sense of ownership of Seed1.

This business is about community, it's about local and it's about looking after each other, so crowdfunding from within the community seems the way to go - we want everyone to be able to be a part of this exciting journey with us!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A special (surprise) gift from our zero-waste range of products

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A warm fuzzy feeling (not 100% guaranteed)

£50 or more

£50 Reward

An invitation to our retail premises launch event and 5% off your first online order with Seed1

£100 or more

£100 Reward

An invitation to our retail premises launch event and 10% off your first online order with Seed1

£200 or more

£200 Reward

An invitation to our retail premises launch event, 25% off your first online order with us and Seed1 membership for 6 months

£500 or more

£500 Reward

An invitation to our retail premises launch event and an exclusive invitation to our pre-launch reception, 25% off your first three online orders with us and Seed1 membership for 1 year

£1,000 or more

£1000 Reward

An invitation to our retail premises launch event and an exclusive invitation to our pre-launch reception, 25% off your first five online orders with us and Seed1 membership for 3 years


Let's make 'Seed1: A Not-For-Profit Zero Waste Shop' happen

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