Dunbar Community Bakery celebrates ten years of trading on the High Street.
There are plans to buy the shop and train young apprentices. Creating local employment has always been an important part of what we do. It has not been possible to fund youth apprenticeships in the past, but now we have a plan.
As you may know we are developing an application to the Scottish Land Fund for a grant to buy the premises and if we are successful the annual rent can be invested back in the business.
The S.L.F. will provide 95% of the purchase cost – but the Bakery must contribute the last 5% and demonstrate strong community support for the project.
The proposal is coming together and the next stage is to launch our Crowd Funding Initiative.
Our target is to reach £10k which will allow us to make our contribution and replace the old and rapidly deteriorating front shop windows. This is where we need your help.
We really value our shareholders’ support which has enabled us to survive over the years.
Now we need to ask for help from old and new friends to ensure another successful decade and deliver even more benefits to the community. With your help we can create new jobs and energy on the High Street and continue to produce tasty bakery treats.
We are finalising the details of our new share offer and information will be posted on Facebook and our website from July 19th.
APPEAL FOR HELP WITH GRAPHIC DESIGN, PROMOTION AND MARKETING
With the new share’s promotion in mind, DCB committee would hugely appreciate any expertise or help that you would be willing to contribute to help with this next phase. This would be on a short-term basis to design and formulate the promotion of shares.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED
The smooth running of the bakery business is dependent on the committee being there to support Stella and Colin as Manager and Head Baker.
New blood is always needed for the bakery to thrive and move forward – this has helped the business go from strength to strength over the 10 years of its existence.
If you are recently retired and have some spare time to help, or if you (or a family member) are young and energetic and are up for gaining some experience in the workings of a community owned business, (good for CV’s!) please consider coming forward to join our management committee.