Despite government support and significant savings to our budget, we expect a slow return of our trading income in 2021 and forecast a deficit that without additional grants or crowdfunding may force Bread + Roses to close.
We are incredibly grateful for all the help we received to keep us going and relaunch in 2020, in particular the C-19 emergency grant from Power to Change and all those individuals who donated to our previous Crowdfunder. However, in 2021 we have no other option but to reach out again to ask for support to help secure the future of Bread + Roses - our cooperative cafe, workspace, and community venue on North Parade Bradford.
We are looking for support from both individuals and businesses in order to hit our target of £10,000. Anything you are able to give will also be matched by Power to Change's Crowdmatch fund, with £5,000 extra funding to help us reach our target.
We’ve put together an exciting collection of rewards, from pin badges to meeting room use - to say thank you for supporting us and everyone who donates will have the option to add their name or logo to our community supporters wall.
In the meantime, the whole team at Bread + Roses is working hard behind the scenes to get the doors open on the 12th April 2021 and look forward to welcoming you back!
Bread + Roses is home for creativity, enterprise and community action in Bradford that brings together people of diverse backgrounds to allow collaboration of ideas, groups and organisations.
Guided by a commitment to building stronger, united and more resilient communities, we aim to create a positive and supportive space for the people of Bradford to come together.
Testimonial from someone who loves us!
"What I love about Bread + Roses is they're a community hub set up by creatives, for creatives, acting as a launchpad to help entrepreneurs and artists take their businesses to the next level. Volunteering is a great privilege because there have been so many people who have invested in me over the years and it's great to be a part of an organisation giving back in such tangible ways. Especially considering the current circumstances I firmly believe that Bread + Roses is necessary now more than ever!"