This two-year project taking place in Broomhill, Greenock, brings people with a shared passion for the climate and the community together to learn new skills, build confidence, and make a difference in their local area.
The project is completely resident led and participants decide on what activities to focus on.
Creative workshops using recycled materials to boost community cohesion and improve the local area.
Creative workshops are based around waste reduction and include sewing, repair, reuse, upcycling, and sustainable crafts. Participants and the community are supported to become more resilient through supported engagement and regular social interaction. Creative decisions and activities are led by the participants and an annual event celebrates the project and offers a showcase for the wider community.
The project has a specific focus on community cohesion and aims to make the local area more accessible to more people. Through sustainable art projects they have been able to make physical improvement, such as installing a community garden. By working in areas facing greater levels of disadvantage they are bringing different parts of the community together to remove social barriers.
All of our creative decisions and activities are led by the participants which has helped us to break down barriers and negative reputations between communities.