The Independence Collective

By The Independence Collective

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NZ $14,025 pledged


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The Independence Collective

Project 2018-07-26 11:52:34 +1200

George Duncan and Neville Pug discussing the brewing process.

From small seeds extraordinary things can grow, from the desire to try something new, to a desire to become financially independent. From home brewing to contract brewing!

We are The Independence Collective!

The Independence Collective are a group of individuals with an intellectual disability seeking to gain financial independence by coming together as a collective under the entrepreneurial spirit.

Struggling to find employment opportunities in todays competitive job market we have taken it upon ourselves to create our own opportunities. The first of these opportunities is the launch of our own beer label under the brand The Independence Collective. Our first brew will be "Neville" a craft Pale Ale brewed in partnership with Duncan's Brewing here on the Kapiti Coast.

This is only the beginning, the beginning for both us and for those who will join the collective as we grow. We have many more ideas for creating further business and employment opportunities. We would love to have your support for our PledgeMe Campaign.

By supporting our project through PledgeMe you will not only become part of this incredible new initiative, you will also be supporting us to gain our financial independence.

Please support us on our journey.

We have recieved overwhelming support from a number of individuals and groups to get us this far. We now need your support to make our dream of financial independence a reality.

You can get behind our campaign by grabbing one of the amazing rewards on offer and by sharing our pledge with everyone you know.

Thank you so much for your support.

Janie, Nathan, Neville and Cameron

(Check us out on Facebook)

 

 

How Will Your Money Be Used?

It will help in the development and brew of our first batch of 'Neville' Pale Ale.

Enable us to secure a small office space to run our collective from.

Allow us to purchase a coolstore to keep Neville cool and fresh so when he arrives on your doorstep he is at his best.

Some office furniture and other items essential in the day to day running of our business.

 

 

 

 

Check out some of the positive press we have recieved so far:

The Dominion Post and Stuff

The New Zealand Herald

Comments

Updates 5

Bottling Day for Neville

26/10/2018 at 3:21 PM

Last week was yet another milestone in our journey toward financial independence. We all met at Duncans for the long awaited bottling of our Neville Pale Ale. Check out the photo's below.

Now the brew is bottled we can begin delivering the rewards to you.

A big thank you to all those who have already provided delivery adresses and t-shirt sizes for their rewards. There are still a few of you that have not, so f we could get these by Sunday evening at the latest we should be able to start delivering rewards as early as next week. 

Thank you all again for the support and encouragement we have recieved to date.

Janie, Neville, Cameron and Nathan.

Tasting The Final Brew

14/10/2018 at 9:32 PM

Tasting the final brew at Duncan's Brewery

We had a busy time last week organising the final touches to the labels. As you can see we had a tasting at the brewery. Feedback to date is that it is a great tasting beer.

The brew is now finished and ready to be bottled. This will happen over the next couple of days. Once this is done we can begin delivering the rewards. For those of you that are awaiting rewards can you please e-mail us through a delivery address. For those of you who have a t-shirt as part of that reward could you include a size preference. Our e-mail is [email protected] Once we have your details we will let you know when to expect delivery.

Thank you again for all the support we have recieved to date. It has been an amazing journey so far, and as Cameron keeps saying...'this is only the beginning.'

Janie, Nathan, Cameron and Neville

The Independence Collective.

Our Dream Becomes A Reality

30/09/2018 at 12:42 PM

Friday was an exciting day for our collective. It was the day our dream turned into a reality. We spent the morning with George Duncan at the brewery learning all about the brewing process and getting that first batch under way so we can fulfil your rewards and start selling our beer. A big thank you to George for taking the time to explain things to us as we worked and for allowing us the opportunity to get our hands dirty and participate in the process. It was an awesome day!

 

The beer is now well on its way and should be available within the next three weeks. We are still hard at work in the background finalising label designs, t-shirt designs and getting the rewards ready to deliver to you all. Thank you for all the support we have received so far. We will update you again soon.

 

Janie, Nathan, Cameron and Neville,

 

The Independence Collective

A heart felt thank you to you all

20/09/2018 at 9:58 PM

Thank you all so much for your support. We have reached our goal and are now hard at work to get all the rewards out to you. We will keep you posted every step of the way with news and updates as we progress.

The first bit of news is the beer itself. We spoke with George at Duncan's today and he will begin the brewing process next week. We are so excited to be part of this process and will keep you updated with photo's and comments as we go. The brew process takes around two and a half to three weeks so as soon as those bottles roll off the line we will get them to you.

We are already working on the other rewards so will time everything to be sent out once that beer is bottled and ready to go.

Thank you all once again for your amazing support and encouragement. It has been an incredible journey so far and we could not have done it without you.

Take care, we will update you again soon.

Janie, Neville, Nathan and Cameron

The Independence Collective

Campaign Update

30/08/2018 at 4:55 PM

To all our followers and supporters. We would like to thank you all for the amazing response we have received for our project to date. We have been given the opportunity by PledgeMe to lower our target amount and extend our deadline. We have therefore taken the time to rethink our goals and get back to basics. The most important thing for us is to begin brewing beer. We have had an offer by a national liquor retailer but need beer to sell them. The new target of $14000 reflects our new goal. 2000 litres of beer brewed, bottled and ready for sale. Please get behind our project and help us reach this new goal.  

 

The new end date for the campaign is now the 16th of September. Check out the site, grab a reward or two and help us get that first brew on the shelves for sale.

 

Thank you.

 

Janie, Nathan, Cameron and Neville

 

The Independence Collective

    Pledgers 117

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-08-03 19:40:57 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-08-03 14:57:41 +1200
    Mark Langdon
    2018-08-03 10:16:32 +1200

    "Great going, team. More power to you. Cheers."

    Kathryn Jane Design
    2018-08-01 17:32:14 +1200
    Anita Verry
    2018-07-30 15:58:02 +1200

    "I'm looking forward to the first run of Neville. Best of luck"

    Adele
    2018-07-30 13:20:15 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-07-30 06:42:18 +1200

    "All the best!!"

    Michael Wemyss
    2018-07-29 14:46:58 +1200

    "Great work guys, looking forward to trying a Neville or two."

    Vicky
    2018-07-29 08:32:31 +1200

    "What an awesome adventure you are embarking on! All the very best xx"

    Donna Mitchell
    2018-07-29 08:30:16 +1200
    Janette Jones
    2018-07-28 20:26:05 +1200

    "Good luck everyone! wishing you success and joy in your endeavour. Much Love, Janette"

    Allie Dunn
    2018-07-28 20:05:09 +1200
    Heike Warda
    2018-07-28 15:58:22 +1200
    Tim Sunderland
    2018-07-28 13:47:30 +1200

    "Go for it!"

    Richard Button
    2018-07-28 10:43:06 +1200

    "What a cool endeavour. Good luck NJ and team. As a lover of all things beer I am hoping all goes well. Go for it! Richard"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-07-28 08:22:36 +1200

    "So many people sit around waiting for the world to do something for them. It is so good to see people deciding to take the bull by the horns"

    Laura Lesslie
    2018-07-28 08:03:02 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-07-27 19:50:31 +1200
    Lucy
    2018-07-27 18:15:39 +1200
    Jane Thompson
    2018-07-27 14:34:12 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-07-27 12:44:03 +1200
    Andy Crawford
    2018-07-27 10:14:24 +1200

    "Utterly inspiring team Independence Collective. Looking forward to the first sup!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-07-27 09:12:11 +1200

    "Amazing initiative. I wish you all the very best :)"

    Gil Retter
    2018-07-26 21:20:01 +1200

    "Go guys - get that business humming"

    Dan Fairbairn
    2018-07-26 20:04:12 +1200
    Rob Gourdie
    2018-07-26 19:15:08 +1200

    "Kia kaha!! Pledging on behalf of Ryan ‘RJ’ Gourdie, Special Olympian and beer wizard! "

    Grant Nadine Williams
    2018-07-26 16:56:41 +1200

    "Great work team - can't wait to taste what is destined to be one of the best beer drinking experiences ever!"

    The Independence Collective

    Project 2018-07-26 11:52:34 +1200

    George Duncan and Neville Pug discussing the brewing process.

    From small seeds extraordinary things can grow, from the desire to try something new, to a desire to become financially independent. From home brewing to contract brewing!

    We are The Independence Collective!

    The Independence Collective are a group of individuals with an intellectual disability seeking to gain financial independence by coming together as a collective under the entrepreneurial spirit.

    Struggling to find employment opportunities in todays competitive job market we have taken it upon ourselves to create our own opportunities. The first of these opportunities is the launch of our own beer label under the brand The Independence Collective. Our first brew will be "Neville" a craft Pale Ale brewed in partnership with Duncan's Brewing here on the Kapiti Coast.

    This is only the beginning, the beginning for both us and for those who will join the collective as we grow. We have many more ideas for creating further business and employment opportunities. We would love to have your support for our PledgeMe Campaign.

    By supporting our project through PledgeMe you will not only become part of this incredible new initiative, you will also be supporting us to gain our financial independence.

    Please support us on our journey.

    We have recieved overwhelming support from a number of individuals and groups to get us this far. We now need your support to make our dream of financial independence a reality.

    You can get behind our campaign by grabbing one of the amazing rewards on offer and by sharing our pledge with everyone you know.

    Thank you so much for your support.

    Janie, Nathan, Neville and Cameron

    (Check us out on Facebook)

     

     

    How Will Your Money Be Used?

    It will help in the development and brew of our first batch of 'Neville' Pale Ale.

    Enable us to secure a small office space to run our collective from.

    Allow us to purchase a coolstore to keep Neville cool and fresh so when he arrives on your doorstep he is at his best.

    Some office furniture and other items essential in the day to day running of our business.

     

     

     

     

    Check out some of the positive press we have recieved so far:

    The Dominion Post and Stuff

    The New Zealand Herald

    Comments

    Bottling Day for Neville

    26/10/2018 at 3:21 PM

    Last week was yet another milestone in our journey toward financial independence. We all met at Duncans for the long awaited bottling of our Neville Pale Ale. Check out the photo's below.

    Now the brew is bottled we can begin delivering the rewards to you.

    A big thank you to all those who have already provided delivery adresses and t-shirt sizes for their rewards. There are still a few of you that have not, so f we could get these by Sunday evening at the latest we should be able to start delivering rewards as early as next week. 

    Thank you all again for the support and encouragement we have recieved to date.

    Janie, Neville, Cameron and Nathan.

    Tasting The Final Brew

    14/10/2018 at 9:32 PM

    Tasting the final brew at Duncan's Brewery

    We had a busy time last week organising the final touches to the labels. As you can see we had a tasting at the brewery. Feedback to date is that it is a great tasting beer.

    The brew is now finished and ready to be bottled. This will happen over the next couple of days. Once this is done we can begin delivering the rewards. For those of you that are awaiting rewards can you please e-mail us through a delivery address. For those of you who have a t-shirt as part of that reward could you include a size preference. Our e-mail is [email protected] Once we have your details we will let you know when to expect delivery.

    Thank you again for all the support we have recieved to date. It has been an amazing journey so far, and as Cameron keeps saying...'this is only the beginning.'

    Janie, Nathan, Cameron and Neville

    The Independence Collective.

    Our Dream Becomes A Reality

    30/09/2018 at 12:42 PM

    Friday was an exciting day for our collective. It was the day our dream turned into a reality. We spent the morning with George Duncan at the brewery learning all about the brewing process and getting that first batch under way so we can fulfil your rewards and start selling our beer. A big thank you to George for taking the time to explain things to us as we worked and for allowing us the opportunity to get our hands dirty and participate in the process. It was an awesome day!

     

    The beer is now well on its way and should be available within the next three weeks. We are still hard at work in the background finalising label designs, t-shirt designs and getting the rewards ready to deliver to you all. Thank you for all the support we have received so far. We will update you again soon.

     

    Janie, Nathan, Cameron and Neville,

     

    The Independence Collective

    A heart felt thank you to you all

    20/09/2018 at 9:58 PM

    Thank you all so much for your support. We have reached our goal and are now hard at work to get all the rewards out to you. We will keep you posted every step of the way with news and updates as we progress.

    The first bit of news is the beer itself. We spoke with George at Duncan's today and he will begin the brewing process next week. We are so excited to be part of this process and will keep you updated with photo's and comments as we go. The brew process takes around two and a half to three weeks so as soon as those bottles roll off the line we will get them to you.

    We are already working on the other rewards so will time everything to be sent out once that beer is bottled and ready to go.

    Thank you all once again for your amazing support and encouragement. It has been an incredible journey so far and we could not have done it without you.

    Take care, we will update you again soon.

    Janie, Neville, Nathan and Cameron

    The Independence Collective

    Campaign Update

    30/08/2018 at 4:55 PM

    To all our followers and supporters. We would like to thank you all for the amazing response we have received for our project to date. We have been given the opportunity by PledgeMe to lower our target amount and extend our deadline. We have therefore taken the time to rethink our goals and get back to basics. The most important thing for us is to begin brewing beer. We have had an offer by a national liquor retailer but need beer to sell them. The new target of $14000 reflects our new goal. 2000 litres of beer brewed, bottled and ready for sale. Please get behind our project and help us reach this new goal.  

     

    The new end date for the campaign is now the 16th of September. Check out the site, grab a reward or two and help us get that first brew on the shelves for sale.

     

    Thank you.

     

    Janie, Nathan, Cameron and Neville

     

    The Independence Collective

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-08-03 19:40:57 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-08-03 14:57:41 +1200
      Mark Langdon
      2018-08-03 10:16:32 +1200

      "Great going, team. More power to you. Cheers."

      Kathryn Jane Design
      2018-08-01 17:32:14 +1200
      Anita Verry
      2018-07-30 15:58:02 +1200

      "I'm looking forward to the first run of Neville. Best of luck"

      Adele
      2018-07-30 13:20:15 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-07-30 06:42:18 +1200

      "All the best!!"

      Michael Wemyss
      2018-07-29 14:46:58 +1200

      "Great work guys, looking forward to trying a Neville or two."

      Vicky
      2018-07-29 08:32:31 +1200

      "What an awesome adventure you are embarking on! All the very best xx"

      Donna Mitchell
      2018-07-29 08:30:16 +1200
      Janette Jones
      2018-07-28 20:26:05 +1200

      "Good luck everyone! wishing you success and joy in your endeavour. Much Love, Janette"

      Allie Dunn
      2018-07-28 20:05:09 +1200
      Heike Warda
      2018-07-28 15:58:22 +1200
      Tim Sunderland
      2018-07-28 13:47:30 +1200

      "Go for it!"

      Richard Button
      2018-07-28 10:43:06 +1200

      "What a cool endeavour. Good luck NJ and team. As a lover of all things beer I am hoping all goes well. Go for it! Richard"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-07-28 08:22:36 +1200

      "So many people sit around waiting for the world to do something for them. It is so good to see people deciding to take the bull by the horns"

      Laura Lesslie
      2018-07-28 08:03:02 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-07-27 19:50:31 +1200
      Lucy
      2018-07-27 18:15:39 +1200
      Jane Thompson
      2018-07-27 14:34:12 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-07-27 12:44:03 +1200
      Andy Crawford
      2018-07-27 10:14:24 +1200

      "Utterly inspiring team Independence Collective. Looking forward to the first sup!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-07-27 09:12:11 +1200

      "Amazing initiative. I wish you all the very best :)"

      Gil Retter
      2018-07-26 21:20:01 +1200

      "Go guys - get that business humming"

      Dan Fairbairn
      2018-07-26 20:04:12 +1200
      Rob Gourdie
      2018-07-26 19:15:08 +1200

      "Kia kaha!! Pledging on behalf of Ryan ‘RJ’ Gourdie, Special Olympian and beer wizard! "

      Grant Nadine Williams
      2018-07-26 16:56:41 +1200

      "Great work team - can't wait to taste what is destined to be one of the best beer drinking experiences ever!"

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 19/09/2018 at 9:00 PM.