CCF Mentors R:evolve Recycle announce 'Swap Shop Start Up Training'
R:evolve Recycle started in 2015 with a swap shop boutique in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, giving local people a platform to swap their unwanted clothing completely free of charge within their community. The initiative is currently supported through a grant from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund and the European Regional Development Fund. Today there are three shops running five days per week, with another on the way. Almost 400kg of clothing comes through, with around 300 swaps each and every week.
The training will take place on Monday 30th April and Tuesday May 1st in Cambuslang and offers participants practical advice and training on how to run a successful Swap Shop, plus access to a full colour 'How To' guide which includes project paperwork and templates.
Wendy Russell, Sustainability Development Manager at Lightburn Elderly Association Project (who run the R:evolve Recycle project), is a mentor on the Climate Challenge Fund's 'Framework of Mentoring Organisations' - a new initiative which supports sharing of expertise and experience between community-led organisations. CCF projects wishing to access support from mentors on the framework to help them achieve their project outcomes, can do so using their CCF grant (in discussion with their Development Officer).
If you're a community organisation with a track record of making a difference in your community, especially relating to tackling climate change, and think you could support others to do the same, then why not apply to join the 'Framework of Mentoring Organisations'. Applications are accepted all year.
27 March 2018