Proper Job hosts workshops and events on recycling, re-use and repair for the general public. These events are either free or heavily subsidised by the social enterprise. Workshops include how to repair clothes, household electricals, furniture and more. Their mission is to educate the local community to conserve resources.
This £10,000 grant will help to develop part of the Resource Centre to enable them to host these workshops safely and under cover. They wish to extend the overhang or an already existing building to create safe undercover space to host events and workshops as well as extending this building to make a safe dry sorting area where re-useable items can be processed
‘The project brings people together and build strong relationships in and across our community. It enriches the local community by bringing people together & learning new skills. Proper Job works with local fixers, makers and volunteers to host workshops and to share skills.
Many of the workshop volunteers are retired people who wish to pass on their repair skills to younger generations. I believe that it is important to build these relationships and they are beneficial to both parties.
We enable people to fulfil their potential by inviting them to learn together and from other people. We are particularly keen to work with families with children. Although recycling and reuse is a beneficial topic for all ages we wish to work to address issues at the earliest possible stage. Inspiring children at a young age to be environmentally conscience will hopefully inspire generations to come.
Proper Job improves the places and spaces that matter to our community. With an ever-growing conciseness on recycling, reuse and the conservation of the worlds resources we are helping our community to preserve the natural environment and to make more environmentally conscious decisions.
We wish to improve the Resource Centre – the project has grown organically over the years and we currently trade out of a mixture of porta cabins, shipping containers and some permanent buildings. These semi-permanent structures have a limited life span and lack important and basic health and safety features. They are also not suitable for disabled access, and we would like to improve this so we can welcome everyone on to our site.”
Managing Director Alison Sallis