Pockets & Prospects Funding 2021

We are delighted to report that seven CRNS members have each been awarded a £1k Pockets & Prospects Grant for 2021. The funding comes from the Scottish Community Alliance and the aim is to help deliver a more circular economy within socio-economically disadvantaged communities in Scotland. This year, the fund will also aim to support a “green recovery” from COVID-19 challenges.

Congratulations to all seven organisations!

A Positive Start CIC – “Supporting our new online preloved, sustainable fashion store called prewear.co.uk  which aims to divert materials from landfill as well as create local employment opportunities for young people.”

All Together Edinburgh – “To assist with creating extra storage facilities and purchasing portable appliance testing equipment for our reuse retail premises.”

Edinburgh Tool Library – “To expand our Little Free Library outreach programme, specifically using the money to build more little free libraries across the city in communities of need.”

Empower Women For Change – “This award will be invested in more storage facilities, PPE equipment and extra support for our volunteers working with on our food and textiles reuse project.”

Granton Hub – “To run a series of repair cafe sessions and workshops for the local community based around bikes, textiles and small electricals.”

Redeem Exchange – “For wrap/livery for our project vehicle to highlight our work  collecting, washing and reusing plastic hand sanitiser bottles for NHS healthcare facilities.”

The Edinburgh Remakery – “To provide repair and reuse workshops for young parents struggling with social isolation and poverty in Leith.”

We look forward to letting you know how they are all getting on later this year.