Remade in Edinburgh's community repair and reuse centre was part-funded by 10:10ers as part of our Pitch Pledge Party project. Here's their nine-month update.
We've taken some big steps forward since our last update in March, including signing a brand new constitution that gets us on the way to securing charitable status! It was a great moment when we all came together to agree our objectives, and it feels like we're establishing ourselves as part of the community in Edinburgh.
But the meeting wasn't all formalities – we also saw the official launch of our Volunteer Credit Scheme, which rewards our volunteers with free courses covering everything from furniture repair to print-making.
We’ve been celebrating receiving a grant from Zero Waste Scotland to help support our 30-strong group of volunteers with practical skills. We’ll be able to send them on courses to learn furniture repair, sewing and print-making – all useful skills they can bring back to the project.
We’ll do this as part of a volunteer credit scheme – this means that the more time people volunteer to the project, the more credits they will earn towards courses – a great way for us to give something back for all the hard work and commitment.
Hello from Remade in Edinburgh!
Back in October we were delighted to get some crowdfunding from 10:10's Pitch Pledge Party event, as well as to receive the £1,010 People's Project award, voted on by the 10:10 community.
Now, just over one month into the funding, it's meant a part-time salary for me to keep coordinating the project, and being able to pay for a public meeting where we consulted on our three year plans. We were even able to take the volunteers out for a much deserved lunch afterwards. The public meeting was really helpful in focusing which activities we take forward, and what kind of funding we need to secure for them.