- In favour
Solidarity kitchen cafe has been created following the emergence of Solidarity Kitchen and The Cooperation Birmingham collective. A Community Interest Company (CIC) was set up and a bank account opened to move forward the cafe proposal. We have raised £4000+ of funds and plan to source more of the £18,000 yearly running costs through a mixture of crowdfunding, grants and cafe turnover. (The biggest costs are the two paid roles- General and Kitchen Manager). We plan to open the once weekly pay as you feel cafe on Monday 21st June.
We currently have regular Monday morning meetings at 10am and work meetings through the week. We welcome all to come and bring their gifts to develop the business plan and raise our profile as we approach the opening date.
To maintain the open communication and encourage active participation by all, we propose that those that wish to contribute to the The Solidarity Kitchen Cafe attend a Monday meeting or email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org . Members of the cafe shall attend regular meetings of Cooperation Birmingham to develop the support between projects and maintain transparency and accountability.
A link to our business plan: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13C5OL8zhg1ZGd178E3jDBxCVqE_e0VFpB7o5luRYOvc/edit?usp=sharing
Goals of the solidarity cafe:
Build on the success of Cooperation Birmingham and Solidarity Kitchen
Offer a community space with access to different services (Micro rainbow, LGBT centre Brum, CRISIS, SIFA)
Offering food and beverages on a PAYF basis
Create links between the differents organisations and community
Space for grassroot projects to emerge
Space for the arts, performance, music etc