We keep products and materials circulating in a way that retains their value for as long as possible, reduces our demand on resources, and provides valuable training and enterprise opportunities.
To think differently we need a fresh perspective, so our aim is to change the way we value the things we own. By increasing and developing new skills to mend, fix and alter we are supporting people to extend the lifespan of the items they own or helping find a new purpose for them in another’s hands.
We will achieve this by delivering activity in the following ways:
Encouraging creative solutions to the environmental issues we face
Skills development & training
Veg Your Ledge
In May 2020 community groups and organisations across Falkirk took part in Veg Your Ledge, a pilot project to get them growing their own produce from their windowsillreplica watch movement.
The project provides a secure, welcoming environment for young people who are experiencing barriers to social inclusion including through depression, social anxiety, a disconnect with their local community or other difficulties. We aim to help enable them to develop their skills and confidence through the experience of learning to create, make and sell upcycled wood furniture.
The programme provides:
Practical / technical skills development
Skills application – individual and teamwork
Designing and making items
Health and safety awareness
Taking part in additional activities, e.g. cycle training
The opportunity to work on commissioned items
FEL has a number of established relationships with a variety of organisations and bodies and as such is well placed to provide a “next step” option to participants by means of referral to another organisation.
Additional volunteering or session work within FEL may also be available if participants feel equipped to do so and funding allows.
Types of commissions might include
Bespoke indoor furnishings
Bespoke outdoor furnishings
Bespoke wood workshop for you, or a team building event
Whatever we make on commissions helps sustain this part of FEL’s work, funding our project team to be able to provide training for young people.
If you are interested in a commission from the Revive Team, please get in touch
Revive Wood is funded by The Gannochy Trust and The Robertson Trust