Opening Swindon Hub!

by Swindon Hub in Swindon, Swindon, United Kingdom

£4,552

raised so far

53

supporters

Bringing life back to Swindon - we are going to open a community hub, run by and for everyone who lives here.

by Swindon Hub in Swindon, Swindon, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Any additional funds will be used for:

  • Art & stationary stock for workshops 
  • Technology such as laptops & tablets for public use. 
  • Cafe stock for subsequent months
  • Putting on free community events
  • Providing unfunded groups with free bookings

We have just secured one of the nicest buildings in the Town Centre, with tons of space and ambitious plans to create a community & cultural hub!

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Our main charitable objective is to create a welcoming, affordable and accessible space to meet, eat, talk, work, play, create, learn and share ideas & resources. 

The hub will be an inclusive community cultural space with a cafe, meeting & social spaces, a place where small businesses, community & cultural organisations can run activities and thrive.

We plan to host a vibrant programme of events & activities, organised by and reflecting the mix of people in Swindon. From pop-up markets to film nights, from wellbeing events to environmental activities and gigs... whatever the community wants. It's a blank canvas waiting to be filled.

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We will deliver:

  • A safe, accessible and welcoming space for all
  • A town-centre venue for Swindon creatives and voluntary groups
  • Affordable refreshments in our Hub cafe
  • Space for food share & a community kitchen
  • Great meeting space and hot desk facilities
  • A Hub for events, education and community activities

Our Aims:

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By providing a welcoming and accessible space for all communities in the heart of Swindon, the Swindon Hub will complement other initiatives to regenerate the town and bring footfall into the town centre. 

By involving volunteers and enabling new projects and groups to flourish, the Hub will generate lots of positive feeling about Swindon and its town centre.

The Hub will also have small retail stands - available for start-ups, crafters and people with special needs. We aim to help people on the road to independence as well as making a contribution to the local economy.

How our Crowdfunder will get us there

We have secured zero rent from the landlord, a rates rebate and are starting off completely volunteer run to keep costs at a minimum. However, we still have setting up costs and important bills to pay to get the hub going. We will use the funds raised through the crowdfunder to purchase:

  • Fire & Burglary Service £706
  • Lift LOLER and servicing costs £600
  • Public Liability & Hirers insurance £510
  • Air Conditioning service £420
  • Music Licensing £400
  • Volunteers laptop & tablet £300
  • Furnishing Materials (that we cannot obtain for free) £200
  • Initial drinks stock £172
  • Zettle Card Reader £35 

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