Volunteering + Membership (Bread + Roses Bradford)

by Martyn Johnston in Bradford, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 22nd July 2020 we successfully raised £2,523 with 97 supporters in 41 days

To resource staff, volunteering and membership opportunities at Bread + Roses, maintaining a vital community space for Bradford.

by Martyn Johnston in Bradford, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We would add a budget for volunteers and members. This would allow us to pay for individuals travel costs and extra training opportunities. 

About Us

In August 2018 Bread + Roses opened a cafe, events venue and coworking space, offering a positive and supportive space for the people of Bradford to come together. 

We are a home for creativity, enterprise and community action in Bradford that brings together people of diverse backgrounds to allow collaboration of ideas, groups and organisations.


Our Idea 

Bread + Roses is a co-operative owned community business. Our sociocracy governance distributes decision making through subgroups. We aim to develop a structured volunteer and membership programme that expands the number of individuals involved in running our coop, including existing staff and more people from diverse backgrounds. 

Our volunteers and members will be rewarded through a new smart card points scheme. This project will create more opportunities that are more accessible and rewarding. 

Bread + Roses is guided by a commitment to building stronger, united and resilient communities in Bradford. Our project will tackle inequality by providing crucial work experience and connecting people of diverse backgrounds to allow for a collaboration of ideas. Individuals will gain useful skills, experience and qualifications, leading to further opportunities. Our project enables people to spend time in a creative environment rooted in the community and bring together the people of Bradford.



"What I love about Bread + Roses is they're a community hub set up by creatives, for creatives, acting as a launchpad to help entrepreneurs and artists take their businesses to the next level. Volunteering is a great privilege because there have been so many people who have invested in me over the years and it's great to be a part of an organisation giving back in such tangible ways. Especially considering the current circumstances I firmly believe that Bread + Roses is necessary now more than ever!" Chris Cambell


Results and Impact

The money raised will... 

  • Resource more volunteering and membership opportunities at Bread + Roses, promoting a sense of belonging and community cohesion.
  • Create a budget for our Membership Working Group to develop and manage membership and volunteering
  • Strategically invest in our development as a voluntary and membership organisation. 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1,000 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£1000 Reward

One year free coworking or 100 hours of free meeting room hire at Bread + Roses!

£5 or more

13 of 100 claimed

£5 Reward

Visit Bread + Roses and you can enjoy a coffee on us!

£25 or more

18 of 450 claimed

£25 Reward

Receive a limited edition Bread + Roses Risograph artwork in the post! Choose from five original designs by accomplished artists and designers.

£50 or more

3 of 50 claimed

£50 Reward

Visit Bread + Roses and enjoy a coffee and cake for you and a friend on us and an original artwork for you both!

£250 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£250 Reward

Enjoy 25 hours of free meeting room hire or 125 hours of flexible co-working at Bread + Roses!

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