Weʼve raised £820 to help start a local community shop and café in Exeter that is not-for-profit and run by volunteers.
- Funded on Tuesday, 14th September 2021
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Sylvania Community Stores and Café will be run and owned by the community, for the community. Our not-for-profit project will create a social hub in the heart of the Pennsylvania area in Exeter, Devon. Our committee consists of local residents who are committed to starting and maintaining an independant, sustainable, locally-sourced shop, café and activity centre. We aim to stock a variety of products from your everyday necessities to quality products from local farms and producers. Watch our video here: Sylvania Stores - YouTube Video
It all started with an empty shop space and a group of budding local residents with the goal of creating something a bit different. The success rate for shops like ours is 96% (Plunkett Foundation). At the start of 2021, we registered with the Financial Conduct Authority as a Community Benefit Society and plans are underway to refurbish the site ready in time for potential opening later this year.
However, we need your help. We are asking for funds to pay for refurbishment of the building, initial start up costs including sourcing products, food hygiene training and a quality coffee machine for our volunteers. Please take a look at our website for more information: Sylvania Stores website.
Please donate anything you can to help us reach our goal.
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Sep 12, 2021
Really enjoyed the international friendship evening! Brilliant what you are doing with the space and how you are engaging the community
Sep 4, 2021
Thanks for all you're doing - it's wonderful. We're loving how alive the community feels.
Sep 4, 2021
Thanks for everyone's hard work. Hope the store thrives and is here to stay.
Aug 7, 2021
Good luck with this project. Should be a great local asset.
Jul 24, 2021
Well done and keep up the good work. All the best for the opening today - I'll pop along when I can.
Georgie, Nans and Zoe
Jul 21, 2021
Excited about this shop and cafe and the various community groups emerging as newbies to the area and city. Keep up the good work!
Jul 14, 2021
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Sylvania Community Stores & Café
Sylvania Community Stores and Café will be run and owned by the community, for the community. Our not-for-profit project will create a social hub in the heart of the Pennsylvania area in Exeter, Devon.