Supporting small scale local projects that create connections and bring people together.
To create "The Community Workshop" - 58 High St Waltham Cross EN8 - Purchase exterior advertising to brighten up the high street in Waltham Cross - Equip & decorate the space with proper workshop facilities - offer free workshop sessions to local residents "Upcycling" is trending as an affordable means of crafting bespoke furniture. Its a fun and creative way for Broxbourne Residents to learn new skills whilst reusing & saving money! Meet others in the community and maybe even start your very own trading business! Why it's a great idea √ Positive Feedback from Facebook Followers √ Popular demand for 'upcycled' furniture √ Minimum Staff √ Volunteer-run √ Retired craftsmen √ Promotes Recycling √ Creative volunteering opportunities √ Customers that purchase furniture and chalk paint from us so they can carry out upcycle projects at home √ Teaches new skills √ Open to all √ EDUCATING REUSE, RECYCLE, SAVE WASTE, SAVE MONEY!
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Our ethos is empower people! Increase awareness of how to use tools & other electric DIY equipment so women especially can feel confident using these in their home. Ex-offenders can also use the workshops to help integrate themselves back into society. Elderly, disabled and otherwise lonely/isolated members of the public can take part in light arts and craft. By providing the tools, materials, equipment, project deliverers and work space we can teach vital transferrable skills & build confidence in people. This in turn helps to regenerate the community. Techniques such as Welding and Metal Manipulation can help people gain valuable experience if considering careers/study to work on the railways and highways. Promotes recycling! We will be able to widen the current criteria of items we can accept under the CIC's free house clearance service (FHC). This means that we can also remove damaged, broken, repairable items. The space will be visually attractive to brighten up our local high st
Steps to get it done:
Being able to take pride in your home inspires and encourages people to keep their properties presentable to a high standard. Decorating and furnishing your home mirrors self-respect and confidence. A lot of funding is directed towards housing but once tenants have been housed there is often little support for furnishing. We believe that by providing affordable, great-quality furniture leads to people living a better quality of life despite being limited by severe lack of income. By supplying furniture painting workshops we can teach people new skills including the innovative art of upcycling furniture to brighten up your everyday space! Its about bringing together all backgrounds of the community through a common love of home, family & Interior design. The market is innovative and trending whilst championing thriftiness and recycling! Its an opportunity for local residents to break language barriers in a creative, friendly & fun environment. Build bridges & learn something new!
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