Development Society is seeking to widen café activities within the
buildings it runs, and is wishing to develop and facilitate collaboration
between organisations and individuals within the community interested in
helping the collective use of these spaces.
Expressions of Interest are sought from organisations and
individuals interested in running regular café-based activities and services in
the the community including the Mansion.
Needs assessments undertaken by Society shows the importance
of food provision, open drop-in inclusive space, and catering training
opportunities within the community. This directly meets the Society’s objects
around supporting the local economy and education through the regeneration of
community buildings. Community education and wellbeing are central to the Charitable
object of the Mansion and
the vision for the Elmhirst Building, established in partnership with young
people through Golden Iris.
Organisations and individuals seeking to develop and run café-based
activities and services in the community, including at the Mansion are asked to
complete this Expression of Interest initially. The spaces run by Totnes Community Development Society are currently
in transition, and Directors are keen to facilitate work
with members of the community to develop spaces and work collaboratively
to enable them to be used flexibly and inclusively in the short, medium and
Directors will review all Expressions of Interest and
contact individuals and organisations to arrange a visit to space and an
initial conversation about their ideas. Directors will then likely seek to
gather all those remaining interested following visits to meet with other
interested individuals and organisations to consider how they may work together
with each other.