Painting Scheme a National First!

19/01/2007 Return to news archive

Newark and Sherwood Homes, in association with the Unique Scrap Store in Newark, are able to offer district council tenants and leaseholders low-cost paint under a new groundbreaking pilot scheme.

Currently, the Unique Scrap Store, in association with the national body Community RePaint, provide low-cost paint to community and voluntary organisations who need help with their projects throughout the area. The paint comes from donations from organisations such as Dulux and Wilkinson as well as the members of the public.

Newark and Sherwood Homes are currently the only housing referral agency identifying individuals on low incomes who would benefit from purchasing paint at just 50p per litre.

Alison Farr, Marketing Co-ordinator at the Unique Scrap Store stated “As a local community organisation, we are very pleased to be working in Partnership with Newark and Sherwood Homes. Over the past few months we have found numerous ways in which both organisations can benefit from each others experiences and skills.

Unique Scrap Store also offers a wide variety of products suitable for home decorating and interior design at highly competitive prices. When a purchase is made from Community RePaint, Newark all profit is used to support Unique Coffee Bar’s work with Newark and surrounding areas disadvantaged young people.

The national Community RePaint Scheme, which boasts over 65 affiliated groups, is very excited about this project and will look at ‘rolling it out’ across the Country, if successful. Newark and Sherwood Homes are forward thinking organisations who obviously want the best for their tenants.

Karen Willis , Chairperson of the Federation of Tenants and Residents Associations stated “The Federation fully supports anything which can improve the lives of tenants and leaseholders in the district."