Adapt & Thrive: Deaf Links


Deaf Links, a Dundee charity serving the Deaf and hard of hearing community, sought funding and support through Adapt & Thrive to revamp its trading operations after Covid-19 reduced income from room hire and the community café at the Tayside Deaf Hub.

Working with a business advisor from Community Enterprise, Deaf Links developed a Recovery Plan involving rebranding the café and building in a social supermarket, including financial projections for the organisation. As well as rebuilding trading income, the project aims to tackle food insecurity and reduce food waste, using in-date surplus, over-ordered and no longer stocked food from chain supermarkets and local food suppliers and making it available for a suggested donation which will be significantly less than the retail price. 


Grant funding was secured through the Adapt & Thrive Programme

CommuniTAY Food has now launched at the Tayside Deaf Hub, where it has been popular

Deaf Links will soon open another high-profile retail outlet at Dundee's Wellgate Centre


"The Community Development Officer was extremely helpful in guiding us through the Adapt and Thrive application process. Her advice and support was invaluable in us submitting a successful application."

Deaf Links