We’re lucky enough to have the support of a number of local organisations as we progress into social entrepreneurship and turning Upcycled World into a not-for-profit organisation. Don’t get us wrong…. We intend to make profits so that we can reinvest the profits into achieving our social and local community aims.
You’ll find details of our supporters below. Click on the logos if you want to find out more about them, we’re sure that they’ll be happy to hear from you if you need help on your social enterprise journey!
We were lucky enough to be awarded a start up grant by Unltd, they’re also supporting us with access to training courses.
The Social Enterprise Academy offers a wide range of workshops and training courses for social entrepreneurs, we’ve attended quite a few and found them really beneficial. Our Founder attended (and wholeheartedly recommends) the 10 Day, Developing Entrepreneurs course which runs over 5 months.
Just enterprise offers business support as well as training workshops on a variety of courses, we’ve attended quite a few of their training courses and they’ve been really helpful.
We graduated from the Social Innovators Incubators Award (SIIA) programme in 2016, set up and run by our friends at The Melting Pot. This programme is now know as the Good Ideas Academy – click on the Melting Pot logo to view the Academy.
We are members of the Community Resources Network Scotland (CRNS). CRNS exists to build a stronger community reuse, repair and recycling sector in Scotland that can create real social, environmental and economic benefit within our local communities. They hold regular events and help us connect with other reuse organisations.