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Workhorse Generation take ReWORK to Scotland with Falkirk Foundation
Workhorse Generation's ReWORK project team were delighted to complete their first project north of the border recently, in partnership with Falkirk Foundation.
After positive discussions between Falkirk Foundation chief executive Derek Allison and Workhorse Generation's Fraser Cromar, it quickly became apparent that a partnership between the two would benefit both parties but more importantly to that it would benefit the local community which Falkirk Foundation support.
The foundations facility, Woodlands Community Sports centre in Falkirk, is currently going through a major refurbishment. Upgrading several office spaces, a learning area and a meeting space which will be used to support local groups and charities who are currently struggling to source space to run projects from.
Falkirk Foundation Chief Executive Derek said 'The Falkirk Foundation recently secured funds to renovate the facility known as Woodland Community Sports Hall which is positioned in the centre of Falkirk. The renovation is a major overhaul of the facilities and once completed will benefit the community who use them. The previously unusable rooms will be made available to community groups and will allow the community groups to hold meetings and classes in them. Although there was a significant investment in the facility office furniture was not part of it.
At a meeting with Fraser, he informed me of ReWORK which is a project delivered by Workhorse Generation that provides free of charge high quality new or nearly new furniture. The service from start to delivery and assembly was first class and I still can't believe that it was free of charge. The initiative is an excellent idea and one that saves a lot of unwanted office furniture being sent to landfill. I can't thank them enough for all the equipment they have provided.'
Fraser Said 'Living locally I was keen to extend the ReWORK project to Scotland and after a meeting with Derek it was clear we could help out. Workhorse Group do things differently and ReWORK showcases that. Charities, business start-ups etc. are really up against it with costs spiralling and more people needing support than ever before, we can save charities money by not forking out for furniture etc. and allow them to spend on front lines services as well as protecting the environment its a win win.'
ReWork are supporting Colchester United Community Foundation
Workhorse Group are the proud main sponsors of Colchester United, however our partnership is far greater than just a commercial one.
Workhorse Generation, along with their ReWork programme teamed up with the community arm of the football club, Colchester United Community Foundation. Both Workhorse Generation and the Community Foundation know that supporting and building our communities is much more than throwing money at a problem and that’s where our latest project showcases the benefits of community partnerships.
Colchester United Community Foundation deliver fantastic projects including the Senior U’s over 65 Project and numerous youth projects. Working shoulder to shoulder with ReWork, Workhorse Group's re-use of office furniture initiative, we were able to kit out the learning space as well as staff and reception areas with contemporary, comfortable and productive furniture such as tables, chairs and workstations.
Workhorse Generation and ReWORK kit out Ipswich Town FC Foundation
Workhorse Generation have recently supplied used office furniture to Ipswich Town FC Foundation via ReWORK. ITFCF run several projects allowing young adults to play football while combining that with their studies. Portman Road had the space to do this, as well as the coaches and partners to deliver the education part, however they had no funding for kitting out the areas at Portman Road to a classroom standard.
Through conversations and productive meetings between ITFCF and Workhorse Group they were introduced to Workhorse Generation and subsequently their ReWORK project.
ReWORK saves new/nearly new office furniture going straight to landfill. Along with Workhorse Generation they get this high spec furniture and equipment to charities and other worthwhile organisations free of charge.
The partnership quickly identified several items which could be used to kit out the spaces within Portman Road site, to a classroom standard. Equipment included desks, chairs, storage cabinets, white boards, stools and other items.
4YP working together for the Ipswich community thanks to help from Workhorse Generation and ReWORK
Workhorse Generation's vision of being a Charity Hub helping young people face what life throws at them as they prepare for working life goes hand in hand with what 4YP do every day!
4YP are based in Ipswich town centre, working from their hub as well as in schools and on the streets of the community. They actively support children, young people and young adults aged between 7 and 25 to have somewhere safe, something positive to do and someone trusted to talk with.
Conversations between Workhorse Generation and 4YP quickly developed into how Workhorse Generation could support them in this vital support to the Ipswich community. The 4YP team were working in the Ipswich hub on separate workstations and in a not very welcoming or productive environment. However, they quite rightly use the funding they receive on the work they do to support children, young people and young adults.