Foodhall and Tickets For Good – podcast

Foodhall is an award winning community centre, dining room and kitchen in Sheffield city centre with an aim to bring people together. Tickets for Good is pushing forward on its mission to make events more charitable through ticketing. Isaac Tendler and Steve Rimmer were my guests on the radio on 21 December – scroll down for the podcast. It covers:

Photo of Isaac Tendler of Foodhall in the Sheffield Live radio studio

Isaac Tendler of Foodhall in the Sheffield Live radio studio

An accessible public space where people can come along and share, Foodhall, which is open daily, has been running for three years. Anyone who comes along can get involved – everyone interacts with everyone else on an equal basis.

Foodhall is open on Christmas Day for the third year running and Isaac Tendler told me what will be going on.

He also went into detail about Foodhall’s community, how and why he became involved, some of the diverse benefits this has given, the variety of activities taking place at Foodhall, how the project secures funding and “doing a lot, with not very much” thanks to donations and a community network.

Also on the show: a return visit from Steve Rimmer, telling us more about developments with Tickets For Good, Ticket Bank and the Gig Buddies Sheffield project.

Tickets For Good now has over 10,000 people on its platform, is growing its team, and pushing forward on its mission to make events more charitable through ticketing. Steve described how this is evolving, its impact, and some significant milestones. 10% of revenues are automatically donated to charities (often more).

In 2018 the team launched a secure-chain-of-custody system for event organisers wanting to donate tickets to people through its Ticket Bank. This free service ensures donated tickets do reach the people they are intended for – rather than being sold off on secondary markets.

Steve also described the Gig Buddies programme, a voluntary network to help people get to gigs. Operational in 10+ locations in the UK it will be coming to Sheffield in 2019 in a partnership.

As a serial social entrepreneur, Steve gets a lot done in a well planned, well considered way – so I had to ask the question of how he finds the energy and gets so much done. He also previewed several exciting plans and partnerships for scaling-up the impact of Tickets for Good in 2019 – you heard it here, first!

Here’s the podcast (it’s also in iTunes here).

Timings (music played on the radio is always removed from podcasts)

  • 0 – 2:38 introduction and updates
  • 2:38 – 22:15 Isaac Tendler
  • 22:15 – 23:50 how to get in touch and be on the show
  • 23:50 – 39:32 Steve Rimmer
  • 39:32 – end wrapping up the show – and the year – and a shout out for some fantastic, impactful organisations to support this festive season

What next and key links:

  • The Business Live radio show is broadcast live every Friday on Sheffield Live radio – and available as a podcast in iTunes here.
  • Foodhall’s website:
    Tickets For Good
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