Coffee truck project receives three years grant funding
Abbey People has received £45,000 from the Westminster Foundation. This has provided us with over three-years grant funding. As a result, this will enable young people in Abbey to gain work experience and develop professional barista skills. The coffee truck project is aimed towards young people who are currently not in education or training, and it will allow them to work towards a barista qualification that could help kickstart their career.
The coffee truck will be outside the Abbey People CIO office which is located at 15 Barnwell Road. Claire Nichols, Abbey People’s community and youth worker is going to be running the project. Three young people are currently taking the course, however Abbey People hope to have trained between six and ten by the end of the year.
Hot Numbers Coffee are an independent café in Cambridge. They currently have two successful shops as well as a roastery. Abbey People will be partnering with them for the project. Hot Numbers will be roasting their ethically sourced coffee beans for the truck, and providing the barista training for the course itself.
The coffee truck will mainly be used on Barnwell Road. However, it will also be featured at Abbey People’s community events and fundraisers.
You can read the full article on the Cambridge Independent website here.
We are still searching for young people who are interested in taking part in the coffee truck project. If you know a young person who would like to take part in the programme, please complete this form.