Posted on 19 January 2017
Shared lessons from the forefront of community enterprise On Tuesday 17th January 2017, industry colleagues gathered on the Grahame Park Estate in Colindale to learn more about our EU project REPURPOSE.
We shared lessons from the innovative project, which has launched re-use programmes on 5 social housing estates across the capital.
What is REPURPOSE?
The REPURPOSE project supports residents to create community reuse enterprises on their housing estates. In collaboration with housing estates and councils across London, Groundwork’s REPURPOSE has transformed redundant spaces into reuse hubs for the collection, refurbishment and redistribution of unwanted, often fly-tipped furniture and electrical items.
The established hubs are known as the Loops, and each Loop is complemented by an in-depth community engagement programme, helping to tackle the root causes of fly-tipping, encourage positive environmental action and deliver a host of social benefits via training, employment and volunteering opportunities.
This January Masterclass featured
Watch the Masterclass
Watch parts two, three and four or visit the resources page to download the slides.Learn moreAre you hoping to set up a similar project, or want to hear more about how it worked? We will be hosting a Twitter Q&A on the project on Monday 23rd January. Send us your questions @groundworklon using #RepurposeLDN before 2pm Monday and our project leads will share their knowledge. In addition, due to popular demand, a second Masterclass will be offered on the White City Estate in February 2017. To sign up or for more information, please contact Rebekah.Phillips@groundwork.org.uk.
The Loop @ Grahame Park is partially funded by players of the People's Postcode Lottery, via the Colindale Community Trust.
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