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 September 2016
1) Providing recycling facilities to benefit community organisations
Eco-friendships CIC provides facilities for the recycling of textiles for the benefit of community organisations, community schools, colleges, village halls etc.
2) Measures of activity
Eco Friendships has over 100 clothing banks.
We encourage local communities to recycle textiles to both create a sustainable income to support their local community projects and reduce landfill at the same time.
Because the donation goes directly back to the community they feel a direct participation and reward for supporting our programme.
3) Financial measures of community benefit
During the course of the companies current year trading, the company generated a revenue over £82,194 from the sale of textiles that were collected from these clothing banks.
The company distributed £16,439 to local community organisations during the year, representing 20% of it's sales to community organisations.