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Support Us

There are many different ways to support Social Bite and we will continue to update this section with all the ways you can be a part of the movement.

For now, we’ve come up with the below list in response to the many generous offers of good-will and desire to support Social Bite. This page is designed to let you see where we need specific support operationally across the organisation in order to operate more efficiently and cost-effectively so that we can direct as much profit and donated funds towards the mission of ending homelessness as possible.

If you or anyone you know is able to help us fulfill items on this wish list, please get in touch with neil.findlay@social-bite.co.uk

Our office is humble and our needs are always changing. Staff numbers flex. Many of our staff work remotely and require lightweight capable laptops.

  • 2 Xerox MFD colour printers + ink supplies  Generously provided by Concept Group
  • Up to 20 x light-weight laptops, 15-inch screen for mobile workers
  • Up to 10 x iPads/Tablets (new or refurbished)
  • Up to 20 x adjustable laptop stands
  • Up to 20 x wireless keyboards and mice set appropriate for PCs
  • Up to 20 x new wide-screen monitors
  • 4 x wireless keyboards and mice set appropriate for Apple Mac
  • Apple Mac desktop computer
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (All Apps) – £59.00 per month
  • Google pixel book/Chromebook
  • 4 or 6 gang extension power-cables
  • Office Printer/Scanner  Generously provided by Concept Group
  • Cartridges for printer/scanner for Xerox WC7830i
  • New Point of Sale Solution
  • Full website overhaul (pro-bono)
  • Develop online Loyalty App for cafe customers (pro-bono)
  • Equipment for podcasting /voice-recording equipment
  • Projector + projector screen
  • A selection of HDMI cables (macro/mini/mac)
  • Free day of Sharepoint training / intro to Microsoft Teams
  • Plants of all sizes (for office space)
  • Desk lamps
  • Mini fridge
  • SCVO membership fee
  • Social Bite Branded fleece jackets for drivers
  • Free accessible storage space to store and sort Christmas presents in December in Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Free city centre overnight ‘garage storage’ for delivery bicycle & trailer in Edinburgh & Glasgow
  • Free meeting room space in Edinburgh city centre ideally with tea and coffee facilities
  • Free pair of shoes for one of our supported volunteers to attend the Malala Dinner  Generously provided by Slaters, Edinburgh
  • Sleeping bags laundered and donated Generously provided by CMS
  • Mini Marquee for the Wee Sleep Out event Generously donated by Cotswold Outdoor
  • 2 x one-man tents for the Wee Sleep Out event Generously donated by Cotswold Outdoor

Rose Street Cafe – Edinburgh

  • Microwave (spec TBC)
  • Sandwich fridge

Shandwick Place – Edinburgh

  • Discreet stereo speakers
  • Sandwich fridge

St Vincent Street Cafe – Glasgow

  • Cooker (spec TBC)
  • Drinks Fridge (spec TBC)
  • Sandwich Fridge (spec TBC)
  • Discreet stereo speakers
  • Baked Potato Oven

Union St – Aberdeen

  • Baked Potato Oven
  • Desktop Colour Printer (spec TBC)
  • Discreet stereo speakers
  • Sandwich fridge
  • Fully sponsored VW kaddy (or equivalent) for deliveries from Aberdeen cafe

Our central production kitchen is based in Livingston where all of our sandwiches are handmade for each of our cafes. We strive for efficiency in all areas. If we have appropriate equipment then we can keep operating costs down. 

  • Walk-in Freezer
  • New Blast Chiller
  • Various rack shelving solutions

We always have a need for skilled trades. If you are a Tradesman or you would like to cover the costs for us, please contact us.

  • HR Secondee Generously provided by Standard Life 
  • Electrician
  • Fridge Engineer
  • Joiner
  • Handyman
  • Plumber
  • Painters
  • Full repairs to the basement of St. Vincent
  • The refit of Aberdeen to move counter

Our office is humble and our needs are always changing. Staff numbers flex. We are always appreciative of office sundries and donations of office supplies.

  • Cork Notice-boards (various sizes)
  • A4 & A5 hardback notebooks
  • Large wall whiteboard
  • Recycled A4 paper for printers
  • Ink cartridges for the shop printers
  • Exhibition and Conference stands
  • Guillotine for cutting paper + card
  • Flipcharts / stands & marker pens
  • Whiteboards & whiteboard marker pens
  • A robust paper shredder
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