Project information

Employment and Revenue Through Recycling

To create jobs and charitable income through recycling


Charity information

Aspire Oxfordshire Community Enterprise Limited

Aspire Oxfordshire Community Enterprise Limited
  • Need


    unemployment for disadvantaged men and women in oxfordshire


    creating work placements, training and jobs for marginalised people

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    to create jobs


    » collecting, sorting and reselling donations creates jobs each day

    Success will be...more people into work

    Aim 2

    to raise income for the charity


    » donations raise money through onward sale

    Success will be...more income generated through more donation banks, more collection vehicles, more trainees

    Aim 3

    to improve local environment


    » divert waste from landfill to recycling

    Success will be...increase total recycling for local area

  • Impact


    supporting highly disadvantaged people into permanent work, reduces dependency on welfare benefits, reduces reoffending and substance misuse relapse, gets families back together, increases self esteem


    reduction in price of clothes and fabrics for recycling. Also manage risk to public, trainees, and reputation when working with some trainees.


    quarterly reports on hard and soft outcomes, numbers into work etc.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £70,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £17,000 banks twenty new clothing donation banks
      £28,000 team leader new recycling team leader post, includes NI and on costs
      £7,500 vehicle new van for recycling
      £7,500 trainees trainee expenses including uniforms, lunch vouchers, travel expenses
      £10,000 general cost recovery recovery of 10% overall running costs

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    oxford city council £9,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Oxford, Oxfordshire


    Oxfordshire residents, adults, men and women with histories of homelessness, addiction, criminal offending

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    11 years experience, significant growth over past five years, just voted Oxfordshire Business Awards Charity of the Year 2012, excellent track record.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Jenny Fox

    chief executive, dynamic, effective, formidable.

    Ian Adshead,

    Operations manager, oversees running of all enterprises to exacting standards.

    Izzy Harriss

    Client services manager, runs amazing client services team

    Rick Mower

    Partnership development manager - has developed excellent, productive relationships with dozens of large and small local employers.