Hey as I mentioned in the meeting there are a few avenues available for us in terms of business support which could be chased up. I’m happy to help on these
- getting support from The Hive : https://www.uk.coop/the-hive/ (we could ask for someone local like phil beardmore to support us) or aim for a wider package of support for a bunch of co-ops like the new london and bristol ones so the person in question has more time allocated for supporting.
- get in touch with http://www.i-se.co.uk/ they have funding and support available for social enterprises (which would include this) - I have a contact for this I can pass on so that we can make a good application.
- Solidfund donation? Solidfund is a worker co-op funded organisation which provides one of grants. They might be willing to pay for some sort of generalised support to the wider emerging coop cycle network maybe like £1k or something like that. My suggestion would be to ask for bags or some product which would look great if they were the same in each city.