About the Project
The local community will benefit from being able to take part in the workshops, learning new skills for a reasonable fee, which will build confidence, help to improve mental health and reduce isolation. We will run workshops for various age groups, abilities & backgrounds, by moving around the local area, allowing access for all & promoting their local Scrapstore & reuse rather than new resources.
About the Charity
Southampton Scrapstore is a small, local charity, which provides recycled resources for the community, by collecting useful business waste, which would otherwise go for incineration, sorting & displaying it as arts & crafts supplies. Materials we collect from across Hampshire include fabric, paper & card, plastic bottles, samples, tubes, lids, tea bag paper, office supplies & foam. Our local community members include schools, preschools, charities, such as those for adults with learning difficulties, & children's groups. We aim to provide a hub for Hampshire individuals, groups and organisations to reduce waste and potential landfill, recycle resources, promote creativity and offer opportunities to the community including volunteers and staff. We run reasonably priced craft workshops.