making reuse child’s play
Staff, Volunteers, Management, Organisational Structure, Suppliers, Marketing, Press, Finance, Vehicles and a whole lot more are the things you'll need to consider and make decisions about.
If you're still excited and not too daunted please read our checklist below to make sure your values match how the network operates:
If you answered yes to everything on the checklist and are looking to start a new Creative Reuse Centre / Scrapstore / Resource Centre, one of the most important things is to check what other providers there are in your area and to contact them to discuss your plans. Unlike Charity Shops we have found that it works best when there is only one centre in an area to ensure a healthy supply of resources and members. Sometimes in an urban area with a high population and industry density it is possible for more than one centre to coexist with another however this does rely on working together to ensure agreed boundaries and catchment areas to make sure that both organisations area able to be sustainable in the long term.
To do this, you need to go to the Directory page of our website. Type in your postcode and click on a radius of 25, check to see all the scrapstores in your area. All their details are on this page. You will need their support to become a member of the Reuseful UK network as individual members work within specific areas and work collaboratively not competitively. The network members share knowledge and swop resources with each other to ensure that they all maintain a continuous variety of exciting resources for their members.
Please note all guidance documents and helpline support do not constitute legal or professional advice. Please refer to www.gov.uk for statutory obligations and up to date policy guidelines.