The Repair HUB - a community project

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The Repair HUB - a community project

The Repair HUB - a community project

The Repair HUB By The Repair HUB

A small project aimed at introducing repairing and recycling skills across household items. The project seeks to repair and restore items that would otherwise be thrown away in land fill.

Chelmsford Fundraising stage

16
backers
£2,240
pledged of £4,707
34
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £4,707 by 30 Mar 2018

Why it's a great idea: The Repair HUB is a great idea as it will improve the Springfield estate both aesthetically and the lives of the residents who live there. Saving financially by repairing and repurposing be it through - hoover servicing, mower maintenance or appliance fixing. The project has two aims, we teach and discuss the importance of recycling, the financial benefits as well as the environmental advantages and the social ethics related to broken waste items that could be repaired. The second component of our project is the repair and renew aspect which concentrates on items of clothing that people can no longer use due to damage or need of improving. Our volunteers can teach the vital skills needed to achieve this be it through sewing, repurposing and refashioning. We aim to transform a meeting room at the church into a repair centre that will be equipped with tools, equipment and work stations so that we can facilitate the repairs on a weekly basis.

What we'll deliver:

  • Provide publicity and community accessibility to The Repair HUB
  • Provide the tools, PPE equipment, and storage needed for repairs
  • Provide a centre at Springfield Park Baptist Church to repair and repurpose in a creative friendly community

Why it's a great idea:

The Repair HUB is a great community project that brings people together to repair or repurpose household items that would normally end up in the bin. Why buy a new one when you can repair it? We believe that this project will transform our local community and help it to grow and become more welcoming, distinctive and diverse through bringing back the 'make it and mend' mentality rather than discarding and dumping. It is a productive and creative way for Chelmsford Residents to learn new skills whilst reusing and saving money! The aim is to operate The Repair Hub on weekly basis every Thursday morning at Springfield Park Baptist Church meeting room so our volunteers will have a creative environment in which to effect the repairs.

Steps to get it done:

  • Regularly repairing items back to usable condition
  • Purchasing tools and repair equipment

We aim to use the funds to equip the centre with tools, benches and equipment to facilitate regular repairs on a weekly basis.

Location Chelmsford

Chelmsford has 10 other projects and £345,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

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Council

Chelmsford City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £4,707

Puchase of repair equipment - £2,000 (42%)
Use of centre - £1,000 (21%)
Fixtures and fittings - £750 (16%)
Publicity and promotion - £550 (12%)
Other - £407 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

42%
Puchase of repair equipment
£2,000
21%
Use of centre
£1,000
16%
Fixtures and fittings
£750
12%
Publicity and promotion
£550
9%
Other
£407
  • Spacehive fees
    £215
  • Transaction Fees
    £149
  • VAT
    £43

Total £4,707

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