Above: Getting ready for opening day!


Roots Coffee & Community

Roots CIC was established by a group of local people who are passionate to see positive transformation in their local community.

Roots' coffee shop and multi-use community space aims to be a place that is open to all, equipping, empowering and encouraging our local community to develop its potential through such things as creative arts, life skills, health & wellbeing, family values, and friendship. Ultimately, our vision is to help make Kingsholm, Gloucester, a more positive place to live. The team has been involved in renovating an old Co-op shop which had stood empty for many years. As well as the coffee shop and community space this will also provide a training kitchen for teaching professional and personal cooking skills to members of the community.

Being self-sustaining and committed to reinvesting profits back into the community are key values for the team.

Kerry from IF says...

The Roots team have a very compelling desire to bring positive change in the community, and they have invested heavily in terms of time and commitment to bring the coffee shop and community space to fruition. We were drawn to this project by that passion, but also by the very clear model that they had created at the outset to make this project self-sustaining. We’ve followed their amazing progress as they have transformed the building and we’ve been as excited as the local community to see it taking shape. We’re looking forward to visiting them for coffee, cake and conversation!