Through hard work and the support of the Rutland community the 1st part of our project has been successful and we now have a zero waste refill shop and a cafe.
We are also very lucky to now have 14 volunteers that have dedicated their time to enable Rutland Refill to grow in such a short time.
The money we hope to raise will create Project 2. It will allow us to transform the additional space in our building for the benefit of the local community.
On the third floor we have amazing space for added opportunities and are looking to have a fully functioning kitchen where we can hold life skill sessions of cooking, washing up and baking plus an arts and crafts room/function room. This will allow us to hold fun sessions for all ages and abilities. We hope our third room to be a quiet/sensory room to further what we can offer to our local community, especially those with SEND and those who are lonely.
To see the space, check out this video: https://youtu.be/y9tWgn9YTDc
In this space we also wish to have specialist recycling areas as drop off points to ensure all items are recycled in the appropriate manner to protect our world.
In the new year, for those who have friends or family members who cannot get to the cafe, shop or any of our planned sessions, we will be offering a volunteer based befriending service where we can take the fun, the companionship and the tea, biscuits and cake and home made food to their homes. To us at Rutland Refill, it's important that those confined in their homes continue to be included in all the community activities we will be organising.
Our aim is to help our local town shop more eco friendly plus to enable plenty of opportunities to everyone, so individuals can fulfil their aspirations in a safe, fun and happy place, at Rutland Refill CIC.
M&S Energy Community Fund Competition
We've been chosen to take part in the M&S Energy Community Fund competition. We're in with a chance of receiving up to £5,000 match funding subject to hitting the below milestones, with at least 30 supporters!