Project information

Recycling through art in the community

The Scrapstores 'Scrapmobile' will offer reusable resources for creative projects to everyone from children to the elderly in our community. We will visit schools, children's centres, community groups, housing estates, particularly working with those in the most disadvantaged areas of Wiltshire.

April 2012 - March 2013

Charity information: Wiltshire Scrapstore And Resource Centre

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  • Need


    We need to raise the profile and importance of giving resources destined for landfill a second life. We still find that so many people are not aware that Scrapstores exist in most counties of the country. There are so many incredible resources going to landfill and we need to get out into the community to raise awareness of this and to raise educational understanding of how each and everyone of us can help reduce and minimise waste, particularly educating people through art and creativity.


    This project will enable us to put a mobile scrapstore on the road to visit everyone in the community, ensuring as many people as possible get to hear about scrapstores and access the resources being diverted from landfill. We will run creative workshops alongside the scrapmobile visits to ensure everyone understands the reduce reuse recycle ethos, this will be done through art & creativity. This fun approach will engage with all ages & enable everyone to understand the need to reuse resources.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Ensure reusable resources diverted from landfill are available to everyone in the community


    » Visit as many locations within Wiltshire as possible on a regular basis with our mobile scrapstore. We would like to be out and about 5 days a week.
    » Work in partnership with other organisations to publicise the visits, to engage with as wide an audience as possible

    What success will look like

    Success will be visiting at least 150 venues across Wiltshire during the course of the year.

    Aim 2

    To engage with the public in widening their understanding of the reduce reuse recycle ethos.


    » Through creative workshops which will involve using the resources diverted from landfill to ensure a fun approach to understanding this ethos.

    What success will look like

    Success will be working with at least 1500 children and families throughout the project to widen their knowledge and understanding of reusing and recycling.

    Aim 3

    To ensure reusable resources are used wherever possible in art and creative projects in Wiltshire


    » Partnership work with schools, preschools and other educational establishments, ensuring reused and recycled materials are used in art & creativity

    What success will look like

    Success will be working with schools and the community to ensure that at least 10,000 children and adults have access to the reusable resources for use in their creative learning.

  • Impact


    The project will increase the number of children and families who reuse and recycle on a daily basis as part of their everyday lives. It will also engage with more schools and community groups to ensure they use recycled and reusable resources in their creative projects as a matter of course.
    The success will be demonstrated through increase in membership to the scrapstore and evaluations of the project by the families taking part to show a better understanding of recycling.


    There is a risk that the vehicle we are using could have mechanical problems as it is an old vehicle. We have dealt with this by thoroughly checking out the service history of the vehicle. We know that it had a huge mechanical make over five years ago. We have also fostered very close links with three local garages who are helping us with thorough maintenance checks at regular intervals. We also have a second vehicle that can be used as a back up at any time to fulfill any planned visits.


    We will report to donors of this project via a monthly email report about the project, detailing the areas and places/people we have visited. We will also include evaluations from the users of the scrap mobile as well as photographs and updates of how the creative workshops have been received.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £57,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £16,000 Drivers salary To drive scrap mobile 5 days a week
      £24,500 Creative workshops For a creative workshop leader to provide workshops 5 days a week including resources
      £11,000 Vehicle running costs Fuel, Insurance, Tax, MOT and Servicing
      £6,000 Administration Take bookings, coordinate timetable of visits, monthly reporting and evaluations to donors
  • Background


    The whole of Wiltshire, but we will particularly target those areas and communities with the highest indices of deprivation . We will build on our existing relationship with childrens centres, schools and families in these areas to ensure those children from families on the lowest incomes access these resources to encourage recycling, & learning through creativity. We will also target the most rural areas where there is little or no public transport to enable everyone equal access to the service


    This project will benefit those who live and work in the County of Wiltshire. This project would assist in increasing general understanding of recycling, reusing and giving resources a second life, whilst helping those on the lowest incomes to think about how they can work with their children to improve educational attainment through creativity at minimal costs both financially and to the environment. It will also benefit those working with children by ensuring they can access low cost resources

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are best placed to carry this out as we are the only Scrapstore in Wiltshire. We have a proven track record of working across the whole county with Schools, pre schools, Community groups etc. We have successfully fulfilled a service level agreement contract with Wiltshire Council for five years offering an outreach service. This project will use the experience and knowledge we already have in the waste industry as well as our current understanding of Wiltshire's communities.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Helen Lewis - Staff

    This person will be key in delivering this service as she will be the main driver of the scrapmobile.

    Vicky Morgetroyd - Staff

    Vicky will be responsible for the timetable and coordination of this project.

    Jenny Payne - Staff

    Jenny will carry out the creative workshops during our outreach visits.

    Teresa Quinn - Volunteer

    Teresa will support Jenny in the preparation of her creative workshops.