EcoSwap Community Hub

by EcoSwap CIC in Bognor Regis, England, United Kingdom

EcoSwap Community Hub
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On 16th July 2019 we successfully raised £132 with 9 supporters in 28 days

The EcoSwap Community Hub will provide resources for the community to actively reduce plastic and textile waste.

by EcoSwap CIC in Bognor Regis, England, United Kingdom

The EcoSwap Community Hub will provide the community with resources required to reduce plastic and textile waste in various ways....

Our main aim is to provide workshops for children and their parents/carers during the school holidays completely FREE OF CHARGE. These sessions will include activities such as ceramic painting, woodwork, gardening skills, painting and sewing and will be supported by other local organisations. The purpose of each session is to demonstrate useful life skills as well as educating children and their parents about the impact of plastic and textile waste on the environment.

Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am to 2.30pm we will provide equipment and reclaimed materials for the local community to utilise to recycle, repurpose and repair their items which would otherwise be thrown away. There will also be workshops for the community to learn how broken or end of life items can be transformed into new usable items that reduce the quantity of waste entering the UK system. 

There will also be the provision of zero waste and sustainable products which will be available on a donation basis to ensure everyone can afford good quality, low waste products. The community can bring their own containers or adopt one of ours to bring back time and again when they need to refill.

Income information - for ongoing costs we plan to raise income through multiple streams as listed below.

Donations - we shall be fundraising through events and activities to raise funds.

Stock sales - we shall, as a community, make products from recycled materials to sell to generate income and we will also look to make a profit on selling sustainable/zero waste products.

Workshops - we shall be running educational workshops for adults for which we will charge a fee.

Rental income - we shall be hiring our premises out to other community groups on an hourly basis for the use of workshops, meetings and classes.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

Workshop Bundle

Pledge £30 and we will give you a golden ticket to three workshops of your choice within a year of the hub opening

£5 or more

Our Wall of Gratitude

Pledge £5 and have your name on our wall of gratitude!

£10 or more

Beeswax Wrap Kit

As a thank you for your pledge grab one of our beeswax wrap kits which contain everything you need to make three wax wraps ideal for replacing clingfilm. We utilise fabric reclaimed from the community to ensure nothing goes to waste.

£25 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Hand Made Bird Box

As a thank you for your pledge you will receive a handmade bird box, made using reclaimed wood.

£75 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Soap & Shampoo for one year!

As a thank you for your pledge, you will receive a soap and shampoo bar every month for one year!

£100 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Table Dedication

As a thank you for pledging £100 we will dedicate one of our four tables to you. With your name and some unique artwork painted onto the table for everyone to see!

£500 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Ultimate Thank You!

Not only will you receive your name on our wall of gratitude and a bundle of sustainable, eco friendly goodies, you will have a Platinum Ticket giving you free access to all workshops run for one year!

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