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Recycling Craft Project

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Recycling Craft Project

Recycling Craft Project

ALD Life By ALD Life

Wouldn't it be great if we could help get people interested in arts & crafts to build skills, develop relationships and become inspired to take action? That's what we would like to do at ALD Life.

Southwark Idea stage

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We would like to set up a Recycling Craft project to give people in our community a space to build skills and show their love of art. Our community is full of people interested in the arts & craft, but not having the space to demonstrate it. We will organise workshops every day in Peckham to allow people to recycle unwanted items into unique vintage craft goods.

We will also get people together to meet new people and make new friends. We have a diverse community, including students, elderly, disabled and ethnic minorities. But some of these groups never interact with each other. We will change that – by getting people from all walks of life together to work on our Recycling Craft project to help them meet more people from different backgrounds.

Finally, we will be inspiring people to take an active role in recycling. Demonstrating easy and interesting techniques, we will inspire others to recycle their unwanted items into craft goods at home, leaving behind a much cleaner Southwark.

What we'll deliver:

  • Recycle unwanted items into craft goods
  • Allow people to make new friends in a community setting
  • Give a space for people to build new skills
  • Inspire our community to become actively involved in recycling

Why it's a great idea:

Why is it a great idea? In Southwark, we have a great infrastructure in the arts. For example, we have educational institutions focusing on the arts, such as Harris Academy and Camberwell College of Arts. We have a list of local museums such as South London Gallery, leaving Southwark at the forefront in the arts. We also have an array of businesses such as fabric shops focusing on crafts.

Unfortunately, far too many people still don’t have any space to show their love of art. In addition, people are still dumping their unwanted items in public. According to Southwark Council, only a third of recyclable items are currently being recycled. That needs to change.

Our project will give people interested in the arts to build new skills and continue to show their love of art. It will also help inspire people to recycle their unwanted items more often. The project is also self-sustaining. We will be re-investing funds from craft good sales to advance our project throughout Southwark.

Steps to get it done:

  • Hire a project manager to manage workshops
  • Advertise in our local community, i.e local paper, leaflet distribution
  • Build networks with local groups and businesses

Why else is it a great idea? The project is self-sustaining. We will be re-investing funds raised from craft goods to advance our project throughout Southwark.

We also think it is a great idea as it is the only project of its kind in London. We think it will be a start of something new – inspiring more businesses and community groups to use skills and experience in their community to help bring about change.

Your funds will help us to hire a full-time Project Manager to build networks with local institutions and groups to recruit members of our community, organise and supervise workshops including setting themes and working with individuals to help them build new skills and make new friends.


Location Southwark

About the space

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How will the money be spent?Total £21,891

Hiring a Project Manager - £18,000 (82%)
Marketing - £1,000 (5%)
Tools & Equipment - £750 (3%)
Other - £2,141 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Hiring a Project Manager
Tools & Equipment
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £21,891

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