The Shoebox Social Impact Report 2021
We are delighted to present our 2021 Impact Report for The Shoebox Enterprises CIC!
The last year has been a period of substantial change and growth for us. We have responded creatively to the challenges posed by the pandemic and transformed our small community cafe (formerly KindaKafe) into The Shoebox – a thriving community hub!
The Shoebox offers a friendly, welcoming and supportive environment to meet new people, support each other and take part in a growing range of peer support groups and community activities.
We have also expanded our traded activities, which support the operations of The Shoebox, and grown our small visitor attraction into a 7 day operation. We offer a range of popular experiences including Norwich’s Hidden Street Tours, where customers can discover more about our city’s rich history and explore the remains of the historic ‘hidden street’ below The Shoebox, as well as our thrilling escape game Secrets of the Tunnels.
We’ve continued our partnership working with Better Together Norfolk and Norwich Together and launched a new partnership with Norwich City Council. This has seen us expand into other communities in Norwich by recruiting Community Connectors working in Mancroft and Mile Cross, with more planned for other areas!
We have an exciting new vision to lead the way in creating inspiring, supportive and entrepreneurial solutions to build resilient communities and empower local people to make their mark on the world. We look forward to working with you in 2022 and the years to come to make this a reality!