Livewell Southwest supports Street Factory CiC

24th March 2017

Livewell Southwest recently presented a cheque for £1,000 to Street Factory CiC, a local community interest company who work with young people from all walks of life across the city, following a ‘DIY SOS’ launch for their new premises, a former brewery and Chinese wholesaler located in Millbay.

Street Factory founders Toby and Jo Gorniak hope to transform the building into a school for hip-hop, including a hip-hop theatre, recording studios, classrooms and community café, as part of their dream to provide a safe and welcoming environment for young people to learn new skills and develop their confidence in order to achieve their ambitions. Their February launch event showcased the new building, with street dancers demonstrating their moves to the local businesses and public figures in attendance.

After attending the launch event and seeing the fantastic work already being done by Street Factory, Livewell Southwest Director of Operations Michelle Thomas met with Toby Gorniak to present a cheque for £1,000. Michelle said, “I really enjoyed the launch event, and found Toby and Jo to be truly inspirational, special people making a real difference to the lives of young people. Livewell Southwest is thrilled to support Street Factory as they work to realise their ambition of building a thriving hub for the local community.”

Street Factory took to Twitter following the presentation, saying “Fantastic pledge of support from Livewell. A big thank you and feeling humbled! Peace.”

To find out more about the work of Street Factory, visit