Useful Links

If you are interested in reuse and recycling, or volunteering there are a variety of organisations in UK that can point you in the right direction. Similarly, there are a number of government and trade bodies which can provide information relating to these topics and to paint. Simply click on the revelant heading below for a selection of useful links.  

Reuse and Recycling Organisations

www.crn.org.uk - The Community Recycling Network offers support and advice on setting up community recycling schemes.

www.frn.org.uk - The Furniture Reuse Network is the co-ordinating body for furniture recycling projects who collect a wide range of household items to pass onto people in need.
 
www.communitycompost.org – The Community Composting Network
 
www.cylch.org – Wales Community Recycling Network
 
www.crns.org.uk - Community Resources Network Scotland
 
www.communitywaste.org.uk - Community Waste Information Centre
 
www.freecycle.org - Freecycle is an online organisation that matches people who have things they no longer want with people who can use them.
 
 

Volunteering and Third Sector Organisations
 

www.bitc.org.uk – Business in the Community
 
www.csv.org.uk – Community Service Volunteers
 
www.acevo.org.uk - Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO)
 
www.can-online.org.uk - Community Action Network
 
www.btcv.org.uk - British Trust for Conservation Volunteers
 
www.dsc.org.uk - Directory of Social Change
 
www.navca.org.uk - The National Association of Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA)
 
www.crash.org.uk - CRASH is the construction and property industry charity for the homeless.
 
www.newstarthighland.org - New Start Highland is a charity established to provide practical help to homeless people who are moving into their own home.
 
 

Creative and Community Projects

 
www.graffitilife.co.uk - The Graffiti Life Company, a collective of multi-disciplinary, professional graffiti artists who create interior and external murals and offer workshops.
 
 

Funding and Finance
 

www.biglotteryfund.org.uk - The Big Lottery fund.
 
www.awardsforall.org.uk - Awards for All is a Lottery grants scheme for local communities.
 
www.conservationfoundation.co.uk - The Conservation Foundation and O2 have launched a new award scheme "It's Your Community" to help provide funding for projects designed to improve local environments throughout the UK.
 
www.biffaward.org - Biffaward is a multi million pound environment fund managed by Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts.
 
www.opensourcecommunity.net - Provides examples of successful funding bids which you can look at once you have registered as a member.
 
www.ecofinancing.co.uk - EcoFinancing was formed to offer a unique reference point on eco grants, funds & savings.
 


Government and other Relevant Bodies

 
www.defra.gov.uk - Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
 
www.environment-agency.gov.uk - The Environment Agency
 
www.ec.europa.eu - European Commission
 
www.hse.gov.uk/waste - Health and Safety Executive
 
www.larac.org.uk - Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee
 
www.recyclenow.com - national recycling campaign co-ordinated by WRAP
 
www.wrap.org.uk - Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)
 
www.sepa.org.uk - Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
 
www.ciwm.co.uk - The Chartered Institute of Waste Management 

 

Paint manufacturers and other Trade Bodies


www.dulux.co.uk - ICI Dulux has supported and sponsored Community RePaint since the project began in 1993

www.farrow-ball.com - Farrow and Ball paints

www.crownpaint.co.uk - Crown paints

www.cuprinol.co.uk - Cuprinol - Keeping Britain's Wood Good
 
www.paintingdecoratingassociation.co.uk - Standing for professionalism confidence and integrity, the Painting and Decorating Association symbol is the marque of quality in the industry.
 
www.coatings.org.uk - The British Coatings Federation (BCF) is a body which represents the decorative coatings manufacturers within the UK. It is responsible for formulating policies and working practices for the whole industry to follow and for introducing common standards for implementation across the UK.
 
 

Hazardous Waste and Legislation Information

 
www.nhhwf.org.uk - The National Household Hazardous Waste Forum, managed by Resource Futures. 
 
www.netregs.gov.uk - Netregs (SME guide to environmental legislation) 
 
www.environment-agency.gov.uk/business/topics/waste/default.aspx – Information on the hazardous waste regulations from the Environment Agency

 

 

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