- In favour
Where next for Co-op Brum?
Co-operation Birmingham should continue providing meals to those who need them and being a community kitchen.
Set up a membership subscriber system based on open collective - a patreon style co-operative finance platform that allows for transparent and open finances. A subscription means membership of Co-operation Birmingham and the includes member benefits.
These can be expanded on but initial suggestion is that this includes:
- Free meals at the solidarity kitchen cafe on Mondays
- Membership of a newly formed media co-operative or (other project - this proposal is to facilitate the creation of a second project and can be passed without the media project proposal)
100 subscribers: 50/50 split between cafe and media co-op. £10 base or £20 solidarity subscription means each project get £500 a month. These figures are calculated one 100% £10 subscription rates. £500 is enough to provide ingredients for 100 meals per week at £1.25 for each meals ingredients and 50 hours monthly at £10 an hour to a project coordinator for the Media Co-operative.
150 subscribers: additional subscriptions at a 40/60 split means 120 weekly meals and 90 hours monthly work producing articles and managing the media co-operative
200 subscribers: additional subscriptions at a 20/80 split means 140 weekly meals and 130 hours monthly work producing articles and managing the media co-operative
After we have developed a core of dedicated members who have access to both benefits we will have reached capacity in the kitchen for meals and can offer ‘media co-op only membership tier of £3.50’.
1000 subscribers: additional subscriptions at a 10/90 split with 800 at £3.50 means 196 weekly meals and 382 hours for the media co-operative. Or alternatively 10 paid feature articles at £100 each with 282 hours wages.