Rumbletums recieves Power to Change Funding




June 2019


Rumbletums is very pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant of £150,000 from Power to Change, as independent trust that supports community businesses in England.
Rumbletums Community Café launched its fund-raising campaign almost a year ago in July 2018. In order to continue its work as a supported training project, offering work experience to young people with a learning disability, it is necessary to buy the premises it has rented since 2011.
This grant will give Rumbletums £120,000 towards the purchase of the premises and another £30,000 to prepare for refurbishments that will enhance its place as a community hub. Rumbletums will continue to raise funds but now can, at last, be confident of the future of Rumbletums in the heart of Kimberley.
Derek Gardiner, Chairman of Rumbletums Trustees said: “We are absolutely delighted and very grateful to have received this grant from Power to Change. We are also so pleased that the local community has overwhelmingly showed its support for Rumbletums and rallied to our cause. Since July 2018 we have raised over £49,000 from donations and through events. We have also been promised an award of £10,000 from a separate charitable trust which, in total, is the target we set out raise.
“We have so many people and organisations to thank for their commitment and perseverance in raising funds for us – Power to Change of course, but also those who organised or volunteered at events or gave up their time in other fundraising initiatives or who donated directly or through our GoFundMe page, and also Jeff Buck who tirelessly co-ordinated the application to Power to Change. We would also like to thank our staff and volunteers for their loyalty and commitment through these difficult months and of course, our trainees, who work so hard and make the whole project so worthwhile.
“Rumbletums was set up to offer work experience opportunities and training to young people with learning disabilities and the need for this sort of service has not diminished in the nearly eight years we’ve been in business. We’re determined that Rumbletums will survive and continue to offer a service to the people of Kimberley and to young people from across the county. Thank You!”

Kate Stewart, Director of Programmes at Power to Change said: “We’re delighted to be able to support Rumbletums with this grant. The amount they have raised already from their local communuty just goes to show how much they are valued already. We know how important it is for community businesses to have the security of their own premises – now there will be no stopping them!

The Community Business Fund offers grants between £50,000 and £300,000 to existing community businesses, based in England. Grants are designed to help community businesses to grow and become more financially sustainable. For further information follow this link.

About Power to Change

Power to Change is the independent trust that supports community businesses in England.
Community businesses are locally rooted, community-led, trade for community benefit and make life better for local people. The sector is worth £1.05 billion and comprises 7,800 community businesses across England who employ 33,600 people. (Source: Community Business Market 2018)

From pubs to libraries; shops to bakeries; swimming pools to solar farms; community businesses are creating great products and services, providing employment and training and transforming lives. Power to Change received its endowment from the National Lottery Community Fund in 2015. @peoplesbiz

About the National Lottery Community Fund

We are the largest community funder in the UK – we’re proud to award money raised by National Lottery players to communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Since June 2004, we have made over 200,000 grants and awarded over £9 billion to projects that have benefited millions of people.
We are passionate about funding great ideas that matter to communities and make a difference to people’s lives. At the heart of everything we do is the belief that when people are in the lead, communities thrive. Thanks to the support of National Lottery players, our funding is open to everyone. We’re privileged to be able to work with the smallest of local groups right up to UK-wide charities, enabling people and communities to bring their ambitions to life.

Volunteers needed

Do you have a few hours a week to spare in support of Rumbletums Café? We’re looking for volunteers who have a passion for supporting young people with learning disabilities within a community café.

No previous experience of either working with young people with learning disabilities or in a café is necessary.

Contact the café for more information



Kimberley Jam

Members of Kimberley Jam bag packing in Sainsburys on Saturday.

Thanks to Kimberley Jam for a great fundraising event on Saturday 8th June. There were 2 teams of volunteers doing the morning and afternoon shift. They raised just over £412 for Rumbletums. We also had a busy day at Rumbletums with the Rumble Sale raising over £220.  Thanks for all the support!


Recycling at Rumbletums

A lovely new recycling poster. Please be aware that we are only collecting crisp packets and no longer accepting biscuit wrappers. If you want to find out more about the recycling programme then visit which is where we send our collected crisp packets. So far we have collected over 70 Kilos and have raised £70. Many thanks to all who have supported us by collecting and recycling. If you collect large amount from a workplace or a school then you can register directly with Terracycle and download shipping labels for free. The minimum amount is 2 kilos.


Nuthall Methodist Safari Supper

Cheque presentation
Gail and Sandra from Nuthall Methodist church presenting Derek with a cheque for £1065.

Many thanks to the wonderful people of Nuthall Methodist for raising over £1000 through their Safari Supper. Everyone was treated to a starter at the Church before heading off to different hosts and finally regrouping at Rumbletums for their desert. The main hall was filled to capacity for an enjoyable end to the evening being served delicious deserts and coffees. Have a look here at the groaning table of goodies! Gail has been asked when is it happening again. I didn’t think anyone would have any room!


Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes donate to Rumbletums



Cheque Presentation outside Rumbletums on Wednesday 24 / 4

It was great to meet Emma Timson, Alex Nash and Andrej Kaminskyj from Baratt Homes and David Wilson Homes at Rumbletums this week. Emma explained that in a new initiative employees are asked to nominate 10 local charities for a donation and Rumbletums came out tops! We are very grateful to all who nominated us for your support. It makes a real difference to us. 

Trainees Emily and Alex were on hand to receive the cheque. Emily is getting to be very good at cheque presentations while Alex put it simply –  I’ve won! After a gruelling photo-shoot our visitors enjoyed a cup of Rumbletums coffee and hospitality. It was great to see you, come back soon!

Walkers / Terracycle collection raises funds for Rumbletums

Crisp packets ready to send to recycling company Terracycle

Crisp packet recycling has definitely arrived!  Rumbletums can earn money by sending collected crisp packets of any brand to a recycling company called Terracycle. Collectors can also send packets directly to Terracycle and earn points which they can donate to Rumbletums. Simply register an account and you will be able to download a shipping label directly.  The package can either be couriered or taken to a local shop parcel shop, details of which are also on the teracycle website. Happy Collecting!!


Springbank Primary School collecting for Rumbletums

Many thanks to all at Springbank Primary School in Eastwood who are collecting crisp packets, biscuit wrappers and bread bags for Rumbletums. Pupils in the Eco warrior team have been put to work sorting and collecting and dinner staff are all playing their part to help children recycle. While I was there a young lady came from the dinner hall with todays lunchtime haul. Well done miss!  In fact I was shown 4 boxes ready to be shipped! Keep up the good work.


Recycling for Rumbletums at Springbank Primary

Pupils have been learning about Recycling and the effects of plastic in the environment. I was delighted to present a powerpoint slideshow during assembly about why and how we are collecting for Rumbletums. Pupils asked great questions at the end and showed that issues to do with waste and pollution are really well understood and very important to them. Many thanks for inviting me to Springbank!

Recycling display at Springbank Primary

Did you know you can register your school or workplace with Terracycle? Simply search for the waste stream you want to collect and, when you are ready, download a shipping label for free. Your recycling will earn points which can be donated to Rumbletums. All the information is available on the Terracycle website.


Nowmads raise funds for Rumbletums

We were delighted to learn that NOWMADS raised £515.90 for Rumbletums at their recent production of Treasure Island. Shaking the buckets at half time for Rumbletums really brought out support for our fundraising.  Look out for the coffee cup on the window to see where we are up to now! Thanks to all at NOWMADS and to everyone supported Rumbletums.

Gillian Williams of NOWMADS presenting a cheque to Derek Gardiner, Chair of Trustee of Rumbletums.