It costs approximately £1400 per month to fund CAFFE's activities.
CAFFE Running Costs
Each month we need around £1400 to cover all our expenses in Bangladesh. Our largest expense is on salaries for our seven members of staff. We then need to cover utility bills (Electricity, Gas and Internet) as well as various costs for class materials such as ingredients for cooking class, fabric for the sewing class and wood for carpentry. We are also putting money into continually imroving CAFFE's new school building.
Our monthly expenses
The CAFFE Shop
Our main source of funding comes from the CAFFE Charity Shop in Bedford. The shop is staffed entirely by a team of six volunteers and is open Monday to Saturday. We sell a range of items donated from friends, family and the public.
The CAFFE Shop, Church Arcade, Bedford
Tesco F&F Clothing Donations
We are very fortunate to be supported by Tesco. We receive donations of new and sample clothing from Tesco's F&F clothing range, which we sell at discounted prices in our shop. Tesco's support has been instrumental in providing life-changing opportunites for our students.
Tesco F&F Clothing
Digital Ocean Impact Grant
CAFFE has been fortunate to receive a grant of £8,000 from Digital Ocean's social impact programme 'DO Impact'. We have decided to use this money to build a swimming pool at our school in order to teach swimming and life saving skills. Drowning is a leading cause of child mortality in Bangladesh so this grant will have a direct impact on saving lives.
DO Impact Grant