We are Eco-Friendships CIC and our aim is to fund local community projects. By placing a textile banks at sites such as community centres, schools, sports clubs, we can donate 20% of the actual sale value directly to their community projects. Having the textile bank not only encourages recycling, it also provides local causes with a regular donated income and employment for local people. All the banks have been subject to an independent fire risk assessment, as well as this, we do a risk assessment of each site to ensure it is placed in a safe location.
Our commitment to our site holders also includes, cleaning the banks and the surrounding area. We are here to support you and your partnerships within the community.
Social Impact Declaration: Social-Impact-Declaration_Eco-Friendships.pdf
Social Impact Statements:
Social Impact Statements
The Social Enterprise Mark criteria includes a requirement that the applicant can demonstrate that social and/or environmental objectives are being achieved.
In support of this, new applicants and renewing Mark holders must submit Social Impact Statements that summarise their headline activities and achievements, helping show how they are striving to make a difference and stand up to scrutiny of purpose as a social enterprise.
Updated August 2017
1) Providing clothing recycling facilities to create sustainable incomes
We provide clothing banks for recycling that create a sustainable income for each stakeholder through the sale of donated clothes and shoes to a wholesaler.
2) Encouraging communities to recycle
Through our placing of clothing banks we encourage local communities to recycle clothing and shoes to benefit themselves directly.
20% of the income from the banks is given back to community organisations to fund local projects.
3) Financial measures of community benefit
Through a network of clothing banks, we have created sustainable income for local projects, including independent church-run cafes, and community centres helping the young and disabled.
We support these projects by reinvesting a proportion of profits back into these projects. Over £60,000 has been donated to these projects since 2010.