“WRAP is pleased to support the work of Scrapstores UK and their creative reuse of business waste resources for social and environmental gain. People are increasingly waking up to the reality that while it is very good to recycle as much as possible, it can be even better if products and materials can be reused first. WRAP is working to improve the enabling environment that will give individuals and businesses greater confidence to engage in reuse activity.” Nick Kightley, Third Sector Engagement Manager, WRAP.

Up to £1000 in grant funding is available to help leaders of social enterprises pay for training to grow their organisations. The Coalition Government recognises the vitally important role that social enterprise plays in building a better society and a stronger economy, and wants to help this sector to grow even bigger.

The Goverment is proposing a 'social responsibility' deal which offers guidance to councils aimed at getting them to give greater support for local community groups, including:

  • seeking to avoid disproportionate reductions in funding
  • giving at least three months' notice if they plan to reduce or end funding or other support

The scrapstoresUK Trustees have said a fond farewell to the charity's first Chairman - Jeff Hill (Bristol Scrapstore) at the end of January 2011, having served as Chairman since it's inception. The Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that Gary King, previously the charity’s Secretary has now taken up the position of Chairman.

Swindon Scrapstore is appealing for any help, assistance or surplus goods after an electrical fire left their warehouse devastated. Thankfully, nobody was inside the building at the time, and all neighbouring buildings were evacuated as the local fire service put out the blaze. Unfortunately the fire, which occurred on January 4th, left the building unusable and all of the scrap store's stock completely unsalvageable.

When you think of re-use, an image of pop star Lady Gaga would not necessarily be the first to come to mind. But her eccentric fashion sense meant the American singer epitomised re-use last year when the foil material for one of her dresses came from the Suffolk Scrapstore.

I think the conference was an emotional time for everyone. Why would I say this? I think that for those of you attending it was the chance to be together, the chance to see some progress and feel perhaps our collective excitement, celebrating who we are.

ScrapstoresUK is one of only 25 charities selected from across the UK to benefit from professional filmmaking expertise to create films to help us promote the wonderful grass roots community support role that scrapstores provide to thousands of community organisations.

The 5th of November is set to be remembered for more than fireworks as its the date of the first ScrapstoresUK Conference and AGM.  Thanks to funding and support from The Tudor Trust and Worcester Rugby Club the event is set to establish a unique forum for discussion and information sharing. With so many Scrapstores across the UK affected by cuts in grants in funding many are looking for ways to stay economicaly viable.

Event on Playday*;  4 August 2010, 10-2pm at Potterfields Park between City Hall and Tower Bridge.

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