ReUse Together has been nominated for a prestigious award for its efforts to be environmentally friendly.
The centre, which sells pre-owned and new items such as furniture and white goods, has been shortlisted in the Best Green Scheme category in the 24 Housing Awards.
The project is funded by money generated from the project, which topped £300,000 in the last financial year, and is supported by the Newground CIC, part of the Together Housing Group.
So far, we’ve saved 500 tonnes of waste going to landfill thanks to our innovative and partnership approach.
But far from just environmental recycling, we’ve been fantastically successful in giving people new opportunities to help them up-cycle their lives.
In the first two years, we’ve provided:
- 100 placements and volunteer places;
- Of these, 19 are successfully in employment;
- Three have gained apprenticeships;
- 14 have gone into further education;
- Four have taken further placements.
The awards ceremony is on October 6 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry so fingers crossed, we’ll keep you posted!
For more information, visit www.reusetogether.co.uk or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.