WCL Fixers - Repair Events - WESTMINSTER

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WCL Fixers - Repair Events - WESTMINSTER

West Central London Fixers By West Central London Fixers

West Central London Fixers bring together volunteer repairers and the community to fix their electronics for free. The idea is to nurture repair culture in the community, rather than throwing away.

City of Westminster Idea stage

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West Central London Fixers bring together volunteer repairers and the community to fix their electronics for free. The idea is to nurture repair culture in the community, rather than throwing away electronics – indeed e-waste has become a huge environmental problem. Electronic waste is the fastest growing waste. Less than 18% of e-waste is recycled. The events are open to volunteer learner repairers so are educational as well. We also run two trainee sessions alongside our repair events. WCL Fixers currently organise monthly free repair events in two West London boroughs. We are launching in Westminster in March 2023.

What we'll deliver:

  • Reduce CO2
  • Reduce electronic waste in Westminster Borough
  • train people 60 in fixing electronics
  • Fix at least 60 electronics & electrical devices per year
  • Provide 60 volunteering opportunities

Why it's a great idea:

1) Reduce e-waste 2) Reduce CO2 emissions 3) Directly Combat climate change 4) Provide volunteering opportunities 5) Provide practical training 6) Improve people’s self-confidence 7) Improve mental health in the community 8) Improve disadvantaged people’s chances of employment 9) Potentially reduce unemployment 10) Provide a regular sociable community event

Steps to get it done:

  • Reduced CO2 emissions reduction 1000 Kg

Nurture repair culture in the community.

Location City of Westminster

About the space

Borough of Westminster

Council

City of Westminster

How will the money be spent?Total £5,430

Electronic Repair Events X 5 - £5,000 (92%)
Other - £430 (8%)

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.

92%
Electronic Repair Events X 5
£5,000
8%
Other Read More
£430
  • Spacehive fees
    £250
  • Transaction fees
    £130
  • VAT
    £50

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation

Total £5,430

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