Community Stuff CIC (2014-22) – £74,310
Two early supporters of DWBL decided to form a CIC to deliver services to residents. Over the next eight years they provided a wide range of activities related to play and food until the company was suddenly dissolved in 2022.
When Covid arrived they quickly changed their Lunch Club into a Soup n Support service. Community Stuff provided fresh homemade soup and a roll to around 50 people, 5 days a week during the first and subsequent lockdowns. They also provided a weekly activity pack. In addition to their regular volunteers, other local people including students, furloughed workers and retirees got involved chopping vegetables, portioning the soup, and delivering the final product. For many of the recipients the delivery driver was the only person they spoke to each day.