Birdcage takes loan to start local vintage shop to support domestic violence service

Social Enterprise UK
Birdcage shop

Leeds charity, Behind Closed Doors needed a source of income to continue providing their valuable service. The trustees took the decision to talk to local social lender, Key Fund about a loan to finance their first trading venture, Birdcage.

Birdcage is the charity’s first community enterprise project to raise funds for their work with people who have suffered from domestic violence.

Customers will not only be able to buy vintage clothes from the shop, they will also be shown how to make their own. The project threads together the charity’s vision to encourage more people to recycle, up-cycle, make-do and mend, along with the need to raise funds for their outreach work on domestic violence.