ReusefulUK has been set up by members of the scrapstore community to support the reuse of unwanted resources for the benefit of children and communities. Clean reusable scrap materials (which businesses find hard to recycle so would otherwise be landfilled) are made available for children to play with through a network of independent 'scrapstores' across the UK.

ReusefulUK is a registered charity in England and Wales (no: 1126044) with trustees who have pledged:

  1. To facilitate the growth and sustainability of scrapstores and resource centres nationally through the provision of a network for advice, information, support and funding for projects that would further their charitable objectives.
  2. To advance the education of the public concerning scrapstores and resource centres through a programme of teaching, training, publishing, exhibitions, seminars and any other means for providing public knowledge and information.
  3. To promote the effectiveness and efficiency of scrapstores, resource centres and other charitable organisations in the community reuse sector by providing best practice principles for initiating, developing and sustaining community reuse projects.
  4. To do all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objectives or any of them.” 


Work ThemesBeneficiariesServices
Education / Training Other charities / Voluntary bodies Provides human resources
Arts / culture Other defined groups Provides services
Environment / Conservation / Heritage Businesses who donate their waste Provides advocacy / advice / information
Children and Young People Education Organisations Acts as umbrella or resource body

Latest News

  • RWM - September 12th & 13th, the NEC Birmingham, 10am-5pm

    Reuseful UK are delighted to announce that this year we are exhibiting at RWM on 12th and 13th September 2018.  We will be showcasing the wonderful world of Scrapstores, Creative Reuse and Resource Centres.  Nikki DiGiovanni our Chief Executive will be presenting at the show and we will also be doing the after show clear up ensuring left over event resources can be reimagined by Scrapstore members. 

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  • Reuseful UK Win National Rushlight Awards

    Reuseful UK Win National Rushlight Awards

    Reuseful UK beat off stiff competition from around the UK to walk away with the Rushlight Resource Recycling Award on Thursday 25 January at The Royal Geographic Society in London. The award recognises Reuseful UK and their project Re:Form which is an innovative relationship with Veolia diverting old uniforms and personal protective equipment (PPE) away from landfill or energy recovery, and creates reusable items through an inspirational back-to-work training programme.

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  • Reuseful UK AGM 2017

    Reuseful UK AGM 2017 Invitation has been emailed to members, please check you inbox for booking form and the agenda of the day.

    If you have not received the email or have any queries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a copy will be sent.