A trio of treats


The Real Junk Food Cafe

In this blog we’ll be bringing you up to date with three fantastic initiatives:

  1. Crowdfund Wolves 

Well things have certainly moved along at a pace since the launch of Crowdfund Wolves at Make:Shift back in November 2017. Since then we have launched the site more formally at the Light House Media Centre in March. We already have four projects live on the site. You can check them out here. They are all fantastic projects and would all appreciate your support. You can get behind them for as little as £2:00.

We also have a number of other projects in the pipeline. Because interest is so high, we have arranged a special free workshop for anyone with a project idea now or in the future. The workshop will be a practical session going through everything that you need to know to set up a successful crowd funding campaign of your own. It will take place on 1st May at 5:30 p.m. at the Newhampton Arts Centre and you can get your free ticket here. 

If you really can’t wait for that here are some other events to whet your appetite: 

Royal Society of Arts Online Crowdfunding Workshop Thursday 19th April 18:00-19:00 

Our partners in Crowdfund  Wolves, Spacehive, are taking part in an online workshop run the RSA, on crowdfunding. Spacehive will provide an overview and introduction to crowdfunding and will be joined by crowdfunding expert Chris Romer Lee who has successfully run two crowdfunding campaigns. The RSA will also highlight how they can support crowdfunding projects. This will be an interactive event with online breakout sessions! 


 Spacehive’s Webinar: How to run an awesome crowdfunding campaign. Wednesday 25th April 12:00 – 13:00 

Join Spacehive’s Project Success Manager Aggie Morris for her monthly webinar on how to plan, run and deliver a great crowdfunding campaign. In this webinar she will walk you through the steps from creating a project page, to launching and successfully running a crowdfunding campaign. With time for questions and project exploration, this will be an informative and interactive hour.  

 Book HERE


2. The Big Lunch 

On 21 March about 30 of us gathered for a delicious three course vegan meal prepared by the Real Junk Food Café to hear more about the Big Lunch. Diana from the Eden Project gave a fantastic presentation and we shared ideas for things we were planning within our own communities. If you’d like to register your event, you can receive lots of help and resources to do so. 

3. Playing Out 

Working with the Voluntary Sector Council, we are hoping to support local people to arrange activities for children and young people to safely play outside their own front doors as part of the Playing Out initiative. Watch this space for further details. 

Funding News 

Grants of up to £500 are available for events that bring different communities and generations together, and that promote health and wellbeing.



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