GO4 Enterprises has decided to withdraw from Holy Trinity Church. The decision, based on commercial considerations, revenue and cash flow projections, was taken after much deliberation by the Directors of GO4.
We thank the Council for allowing us the opportunity to attempt to establish a self-sustaining and vibrant Social Enterprise in one of Colchester’s iconic buildings, and for a good working relationship.
In order to stay we have recently consulted various agencies across the town, including Architect, Quantity Surveyor, CCVS, CBC representatives, Church Commissioners, Town Centre Minister, as well as having previous conversations with other groups (e.g. Fresh Beginnings, DNA Networks, Beacon House) that share a common vision to work with marginalized people.
GO4 has been unable to forge any partnerships in sharing or taking over the commitment of refurbishing Holy Trinity Church in order for it to be continued to be used for social/community/charitable aims.
We wish the Council well in finding alternative tenants who could undertake the substantial commitment of improving the building.
At the end of August, all our activities including the Pay It Forward scheme will transfer to our other café at Old Heath Recreation Park, whilst we explore other opportunities within Colchester and also out of the borough. We thank our customers, staff, volunteers, past and present, for their hard work and incredible support over 4.5 years
“The original Colchester Social Enterprise serving coffee and food with a conscience”
GO4 Enterprises helps unemployed people in Essex access volunteering & work experience opportunities, accredited training and employment. We particularly work with individuals who face significant challenges in life and by buying from our Market Cafe you help us provide them with extra support to achieve their dreams. Contact us for info on other ways you can support us in our work.
Fresh cake, coffee and food served in a relaxed atmosphere, alongside our warm and welcoming market stalls and traders. Open Monday to Fridays, from 9:30 – 16:00; Saturdays from 9:30 – 16:30, Sunday 10:30-15:30.
You will find us in Trinity Church, Trinity Street in the heart of Colchester. We are opposite the main library and so easy to find. Trinity Street is one of the most historic parts of Colchester. GO4 is part of the Trinity Traders, promoting all the shops, businesses and history along the historic Trinity Street in Colchester.
We also have a cafe on the Recreation Ground in Old Heath. For more info on its location and opening times visit its page here.
No more NEETs.
To create volunteering, work experience, training and employment opportunities for unemployed people whilst providing quality support and help to increase their skills, employability and well-being.
• We believe in people
• We believe people have the right to live their lives to their full potential
• We believe everyone has the right to training and employment that provides them with the opportunities for personal and social development, as well as their economic well-being
• We believe in quality services that benefit the community as a whole whilst protecting the environment
CAFE OPENING HOURS
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Saturday 10am-4pm
Thursday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.
Our ethos remains the same: to support marginalised, unemployed and homeless people with work and training opportunities. The ‘breakfast pay forward’ scheme will continue to operate on a daily basis when the café is open.
GO4 Market Café – the original social enterprise providing coffee and food with a conscience
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