Community RePaint Bromley

How We Can Help

give2give is delighted to have set up Community RePaint Bromley.

The scheme is another great way for give2give to support the re-use of materials to help local people and community groups.

We can provide good quality paint for re-use and ask for a donation of £1 – £2 per litre to cover the scheme’s costs. The scheme’s early supporters are local branches of Brewers, and Whites Trade Paints of Forest Hill.

You can download a Community RePaint Info Sheet here

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What Else Do You Need To Know?

How do Community RePaint schemes work?

They take unwanted, surplus paint and re-distribute it to individuals, families and local community groups who need paint. A network of over 60 Community RePaint schemes exists across the UK providing valuable social, environmental and economic benefits.

These are community-run schemes which collect unsold paint, mistints, and damaged tins from local DIY outlets such as B&Q and Homebase, trade centres such as Dulux Decorator Centres, and local retailers. Some schemes may collect leftover, reusable domestic paint from household waste recycling centres and from painters and decorators who have leftover paint from decorating jobs.

Donated paint is sorted and stored at the local schemes’ premises and then redistributed to local charities, community and voluntary groups and individuals in social need.

Each year the Network redistributes over 200,000 litres of paint to more than 12,500 community groups, charities and individuals in need. The Community RePaint network also provides employment, volunteer and work experience placements to, for example, the long-term unemployed and those with learning difficulties.

Community RePaint has been sponsored by Dulux since 1993 and is coordinated by Resource Futures, an employee owned, non-profit environmental consultancy. The network also forms part of Dulux’s ongoing sustainability programme.

For more information about the network please click here to visit the Community RePaint website.

Contact our Hayes Furniture Store

give2give’s scheme operates from our Hayes Furniture store and is open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. To find out if we can help with your need for paint please contact us on: 020 3620 2922 or by sending an e-mail to crpbromley@g2g.org.uk

You can download a Community RePaint Bromley flyer here

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Take A Look At Our Case Studies

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give2give was approached by members of the Mickleham Way Allotments to see if we could help with the refurbishment of their community allotment building, trading hut and toilets.

The buildings had been well used for many years and were in desperate need of a facelift.

They were the first group to contact us since we joined the national Community RePaint Scheme and we were happily able to provide them with enough paint to complete the project. The before and after pictures speak for themselves…….what a difference!

If you know of any other groups that could benefit from the Community RePaint Scheme then please contact us by phone: 020 3620 2922 or by email: crpbromley.org.uk

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Marden Lodge school’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) wanted to create a ‘Winter Wonderland’ for their 2012 Christmas Fayre, which would lead the children into Santa’s grotto. As a PTA with a very limited budget for extras, their Winter Wonderland creation would not have been possible without the donation of paints received via give2give and the Community RePaint Scheme.

Numerous members of the PTA joined forces to unleash their artistic flair and painted large scenes on to plain white sheets. A snowy woodland scene was created with snowmen (and snowwomen) to welcome the visitors. They also painted a penguin family scene, a large Christmas tree and a backdrop which saw Santa flying in the sky with his reindeer.

Fairy lights and hand made props were added to complete the setting. The fabulous wintertime scenes were hung all the way leading up to the grotto, creating an enchanted and magical atmosphere for all the visitors. The children loved their winter wonderland; it was the first year such a display was created and a tradition which will be continued every year from now on.

If you know of any other groups that could benefit from the Community RePaint Scheme then please contact us by phone: 020 3620 2922 or by email: crpbromley.org.uk

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give2give joined forces with the Old Wilsonians Sports Club to help out with their ‘club force renovation’ weekend. The Hayes based sports club offer opportunities to participate in, and watch, a variety of sports including cricket, football, tennis and squash.

They also actively encourage children to get involved in a variety of sports, run school holiday camps and activity days. The aim of the club force event is to complete jobs such as repair work, painting, decorating and general improvements to the club facilities in order to make the clubhouse and grounds more welcoming.

On a cold but sunny day in April, two give2give representatives started work on decorating the newly installed ladies changing rooms. give2give were able to supply 100 litres of paint free of charge via the Community RePaint Scheme, and give the changing rooms, toilets and shower area the finishing touches they needed.

A day of glossing and emulsioning later, and the changing area was revamped and ready for use.

If you know of any other groups that could benefit from the Community RePaint Scheme then please contact us by phone: 020 3620 2922 or by email: crpbromley.org.uk

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On a sweltering summer day in July Sandra from give2give, along with Lynn Walsh (Community Involvement Officer for Keniston Housing Association) and Anne (volunteer caretaker), set to work to smarten up the busy and well-used Keniston Housing Association ‘Darrick Wood Community Centre’ in Orpington.

All the interior walls and doors of the community hall were repainted, and give2give were further able to help by donating 22½ litres of paint from the Community RePaint scheme. The external doors had also been damaged with black anti-climb paint. However, local building company (AD Construction Group) stepped in to provide paint for the new doors free of charge, along with a selection of decorating materials.

The hall now looks cleaner and brighter, and is ready for a new lease of life. Lynn is planning another painting day later in the year to finish off the ceiling with additional paint donated from the Community RePaint Scheme.

If you know of any other groups that could benefit from the Community RePaint Scheme then please contact us by phone: 020 3620 2922 or by email: crpbromley.org.uk

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