We finally found our space but we now need help to create our new community home before we can move into it.
Work is underway to take the venue from an empty building to a warm and welcoming space for people to use, with a range of businesses coming together to help.
Our aim is to transform the venue into part charity shop and part café, with additional facilities such as desks and a quiet corner for reading.
Several businesses have already come forward to offer their services free of charge, but we still need more help and funds to complete our project. We are now looking for tradespeople, such as builders, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, painter and decorators and more, as well as companies who can donate materials and items such as kitchen equipment, tables and chairs and flooring.
Once open, the new venue will provide a safe space for people who feel like they do not belong in society or feel anxious spending time in mainstream places. It will also be a hub for other various community projects in the city.
Anyone who can offer help with labour, materials or funds can email SPARK at firstname.lastname@example.org.