Training and Volunteering

At The Loop we collect, repair, upcycle and sell unique, reasonably priced furniture and other household goods. Many local people have become part of the re-use movement with the hubs also providing training, employment and volunteering opportunities for residents in a range of specialist skills, including furniture restoration.


The Loop began life in 2015 as part of an EU LIFE funded pilot project called Repurpose. Visit the Repurpose website to find out about the pilot and access the toolkits and other resources we produced in order to share our learning and best practice. Since the pilot ended in 2017 we’ve successfully secured additional funding and successfully developed two of the original pilot hubs in Hackney and Barnet. Find out what’s happening now at these hubs.

The Loop @ Pembury
Pembury Estate Hackney
The Loop @ Grahame Park
Grahame Park Estate Barnet

Repurpose was delivered by Groundwork London and London Community Resource Network, along with local partners, and was funded by European Commission’s LIFE + Programme.