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CFS named “Mentor of the Year”

February 13th, 2019 Posted in Latest News | Comments Off on CFS named “Mentor of the Year”

The NHS run Project Choice has named Community Furniture Store (Ryedale) as their Mentor of the Year.

Project Choice is a work based programme which supports young people (16-25 years) who have learning disabilities, difficulties or autism with the social and work based skills needed to enable them to become work ready and help them to understand the pathway in to employment. Placements typically last for 12 working weeks but can vary depending on the needs of the individual.

Photo shows CFS staff David Buck (Workshop Supervisor), Margot McDermott (Store Manager) and Gary Alden (Senior Store Assistant).

 

CFS Ryedale funding success

February 13th, 2019 Posted in Latest News | Comments Off on CFS Ryedale funding success

The Ryedale Community Furniture Store (based in Scarborough) has secured £20k of funding from the Sirius Minerals Foundation for the development of its workshop project.  The workshop provides training and support for local people who are facing difficulties finding work.  This includes people who are long term unemployed, people with an offending history, and people with disabilities.

As a result of this funding an additional  36 people will benefit from a combined total of almost 6,500 hours of training and support.

For further information see:

https://siriusminerals.com/latest-news/news-stories/sirius-foundation-awards-second-funding-round/

Community RePaint launching in York and Scarborough

January 21st, 2019 Posted in Latest News | Comments Off on Community RePaint launching in York and Scarborough

The Community Furniture Stores in Scarborough and York are now selling paint in addition to furniture.  The stores have joined CFS Selby by becoming members of the Community RePaint scheme.   Community RePaint is a national initiative that  makes use of paint that would otherwise go to waste.

Unwanted paint is collected from suppliers and retailers and sold on at £2 per litre, meaning everyone can afford to spruce up their home.  Paint can also be made available to community projects for a small donation.

Our first batches of paint are selling fast. Come down to the Stores to see the range of stock available.  If you’re part of a community group that needs paint for your projects then speak to the Store Manager.

CFS Selby recruiting a Workshop Supervisor

January 3rd, 2019 Posted in Latest News | Comments Off on CFS Selby recruiting a Workshop Supervisor

The Community Furniture Store in Selby is currently recruiting a Workshop Supervisor.  The workshop repairs and recycles unwanted furniture as well as providing work experience and training placements for local people including those who are long term unemployed and people with learning disabilities.

For further information about this role please see the Jobs page of the website.

 

CFS Selby in the movies

December 14th, 2018 Posted in Latest News | Comments Off on CFS Selby in the movies

The Selby Community Furniture Store has been working with IPM and Rossi Pictures who have been filming for a new TV production in the area.  The Store provided bedroom furniture from its stock for the filming, and the Store’s van features in one scene that also features a short cameo by Cookie, the Store Manager.

Merry Christmas

December 10th, 2018 Posted in Latest News | Comments Off on Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from everyone at Community Furniture Store.  Thanks to your support the three store have been able to reuse over 22,500 items of furniture, electrical appliances and other household items during 2018, preventing almsot 500 tonnes of landfill waste, and helping over 10,000 households to make better homes.

We’ll be closing on Friday 21st until January 2nd for a well earned break.  Keep your eyes out for the launch of Community Repaint in York and Scarborough in early 2019.

Buy Nothing New Day

November 21st, 2018 Posted in Latest News | Comments Off on Buy Nothing New Day

Friday 23rd November is Buy Nothing New Day.

When you buy from a reuse charity, you make a positive impact to your local community. Reuse charities provide affordable furniture, employment & volunteering opportunities for people in your community.

Visit your local Community Furniture Store to see our wide range of household furniture, electrical goods and paint.  Refresh your home for less while helping others in your community.

BBC didn’t need to go to Finland to find stores selling reused goods

November 16th, 2018 Posted in Latest News | Comments Off on BBC didn’t need to go to Finland to find stores selling reused goods

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46099418

Community Furniture Stores in York, Selby and Scarborough have a wide range of good quality, pre-owned furniture, electrical applicances and paint.

To donate or buy furniture please call your local store.

 

 

CFS Ryedale success at Dragon’s Den

November 14th, 2018 Posted in Latest News | Comments Off on CFS Ryedale success at Dragon’s Den

The Scarborough Communnity Furniture Store enjoyed a succesful evening at the recent Dragon’s Den event organised by the Two Ridings Community Foundation.  As well as creating the furniture used by the Dragons at the event the store secured £7,000 of funding – the  highest amount given on the night.

Watch the vidoe of the event:

 

For further details see:

https://www.trcf.org.uk/single-post/2018/10/16/%C2%A328000-raised-for-local-good-causes?dm_i=1Z67%2C5W7I6%2CU9W88O%2CN250T%2C1

Coalfields Regeneration Trust

November 14th, 2018 Posted in Funding, Latest News | Comments Off on Coalfields Regeneration Trust

PRESS RELEASE

14th September 2018

COALFIELDS FUNDING HELPS FURNITURE FIND NEW HOMES

Community Furniture Store Selby, a charity based on Bawtry Road that provides affordable, second-hand furniture, is celebrating after receiving £10,000 from the Coalfields Community Investment Programme, delivered by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, the only organisation dedicated to supporting former mining towns and villages.

The funding, which is the maximum grant awarded by the Coalfields Community Investment Programme, will contribute to the running costs of the workshop over the next 8 months. .

The workshop provides unemployed local people with experience and hands-on practical support intended to give participants the relevant skills and work experience needed to find employment in the future.  It is anticipated that an additional 25 people will be trained in the workshop over the next 8 months.

The Selby based charity re-uses, improves and up-cycles donated items of furniture and white goods that would otherwise go to landfill, providing local residents with eco-friendly and affordable home furnishings.

Rosalind Batchelor, Chair of the Trustees for the Selby Community Furniture Store , comments: “Receiving the funding from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust means that we are able to extend the training we deliver from the  Store and provide more people in the community with affordable furniture. Better still, helping local people access training  and develop their skills really does help them find work.”

“This is the third time we have received funding from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust’s Coalfields Community Investment Programme and we are extremely grateful for the support they have given over the years.”

Stephen Abson, Development Manager (England) for the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, comments: “A lack of work experience and poor skills are typical barriers to employment for people that live in coalfield communities. Through our work with local partners, such as Community Furniture Store, we are able to provide residents with the skills and training they need to help them to find suitable employment.”

“Knowing that the Community Furniture Store Selby delivers such effective training gives us great confidence that this project will have a lasting and positive impact on residents living in Selby and the surrounding area.”

As the organisation has become a member of Coalfield Community Investment Programme it will continue to be supported by the Trust and will have access to bespoke practical support including access to resources and services such as help with third-party funding applications and bid-writing, to tips on effective promotion and marketing.

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust was established in 1999 and is the only organisation dedicated to supporting former mining towns and villages.

Delivered by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, the Coalfields Community Investment Programme supports organisations and programmes of activity that meet with three key criteria; to address skills, employment or health.

For further details about the programme and the application process please visit, https://www.coalfields-regen.org.uk/what-we-do/division-missing/coalfields-community-investment-programme-ccip-funding-support/

Over the years more than 2m people have benefited from support delivered by the organisation. More than 25,500 people have been supported into work, 5,500 jobs have been created or safeguarded, 1.3m people have received the necessary support to help improve their skills and gain qualifications and over 250,000 people have participated in activities that have improve their health.

For further details about the Coalfields Regeneration Trusts, visit: www.coalfields-regen.org.uk.