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SNP Government Awards £139,013 to Support Furniture Recycling in Ayrshire



Cunninghame Furniture Recycling Company, a charitable subsidiary of Cunninghame Housing Association, has been awarded £139,013 from the SNP Government’s Social Economy Growth Fund, to allow them to continue offering their Better Homes Ayrshire project in communities across Ayrshire.

Better Homes Ayrshire finds a new home for unwanted but re-usable furniture and household goods across Ayrshire by offering a free means for the general public to donate unwanted furniture and white goods, thus diverting them from landfill and reducing Ayrshire’s environmental footprint.

Furniture re-use is a low cost, credible alternative to high street shopping and this funding will help Cunninghame Furniture Recycling Company meet their target of assisting 3300 families in furnishing their homes this year.

In June alone, Cunninghame Furniture Recycling Company assisted 384 households, diverted 16.5 tonnes of furniture from landfill, and accepted 704 furniture donations.

The Social Economy Growth Fund enables the third sector to improve and increase services

for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage, supporting organisations with a proven track record of working successfully in reducing social exclusion.

Kenneth Gibson MSP said:

“I am delighted that Cunninghame Furniture Recycling are one of the 22 projects across Scotland receiving grants from this fund. CFRC provides an excellent service for families in North Ayrshire and beyond, not only by providing quality re-use items for those in need, but also by creating jobs for local people and preventing needless waste of unwanted goods.”

To find out more about donating or purchasing second hand furniture, please visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/cfrcfurniture/ or call freephone on 0800 221 8083.

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