idea

The idea is to open a social restaurant in Kyiv in an Urban Space format which will become a successful example of uniting a community around a common cause. What makes Urban Space unique is that 80% of the restaurant profit will be reinvested in social projects aimed at the city’s development.

The project will bring together 500 active citizens following their passion for high-quality urban space development.

Objectives are:

  • develop a physical platform to mobilize the proactive base of the city, giving impulse to initiatives while retaining the dynamics of their development
  • create a transparent trust fund intended to finance social projects and start-ups which are aimed towards the development of the city
  • bring together 500 people with practical intelligence to invest in the project and distribute funds to finance other initiatives

urban space

Urban Space is a developing chain of social restaurants based on the social franchise model.

The first social restaurant - Urban Space 100, created using this model, successfully operates in Ivano-Frankivsk.

Київ

Івано-Франкііськ

realization

The project is being launched by the NGO
Insha Osvita” in partnership with platform “Teple Misto”.

Concept development, implementation and further management will be arranged by “DRUZI Cafe & Bar” Company.

The restaurant's opening in 2017

Become a member

Support the project and become a co-founder of Urban Space 500

obtain 5 recommendations from the current project members

make onetime contribution in the amount of 1000$

make your city a better place to live in

partners

Contacts

Project coordinator Urban Space 500
Svyatoslav Popov
52 D Sichovych Striltsiv St.
NGO "Insha Osvita"
099 375 08 74
urbanspace500@gmail.com

FAQ

  1. How do I become a member of the project?

    Fill out an application on the website or connect with the project coordinator. In order to become a member, you need to obtain 5 recommendations from current project members, agree to open participation, and make a one-time contribution in the amount of $1000.

  2. Who cannot become a member?

    An anonymous person or registered legal entity cannot become a member.

  3. Is it possible to make the one-time contribution in installments?

    Yes. An entrance membership could be terminated. For the detail information, please contact us.

  4. What is an “open participation”?

    By agreeing to support the project you also agree that your participation in the project will be made public. In particular, your photo, name and surname will be published on the website among other founders. Anonymous participation in the project is not possible.

  5. What happens if the project is not successful?

    This can happen only if the project brings no profit, which has a low probability. Nevertheless, the managing company “DRUZI Cafe and Bar” guarantees the maintenance of Urban Space 500 for a minimum of 2 years after its opening. .

  6. Will it be necessary to finance anything else additionally?

    No, it won’t be needed.

  7. How is the profit distributed and how are decisions made?

    80% of the profit will be directed solely to support non-profit community projects aimed at the development of Kyiv. The members meetings will be held quarterly in the Urban Space 500 where they will decide into which projects the funds, gained during the reporting period, should be directed. The decision is made by a simple voting of the majority of the total number of members physically present at the meeting. The remaining 20% of the income will be paid to the managing company for the implementation and management of the project.

  8. What does it mean to be a member of the project?

    At quarterly general meetings, members decide on the allocation of funds for social projects in Kyiv. If necessary, the general meeting has the power to change the management company or organization responsible for the management of the project.