Trinity homeless projects
Trinity collects unwanted but good quality furniture from local residents in the London Boroughs of Hillingdon and Hounslow, and sell it through its shops. The proceeds are used to house and train homeless people, who also gain new skills working in the retail units. Prior to LWARB’s involvement, Trinity had a proven track record of running a reuse furniture store in Hayes.
LWARB provided a grant of £100,000 in October 2009 to fund the cost of setting up additional furniture shops over the next three years.
The project provided paid employment and training for disadvantaged people, securing a living wage and employment history whilst providing good quality, affordable furniture to the local community.
The charity estimated that LWARB’s funding would help to create 69 new employment opportunities and divert 300 tonnes of furniture from the waste stream over three years.
- Landfill Diversion
- CO2 Displacement
- Lasting Social Benefits
Outcomes/achievements to date
The first LWARB funded store located in Uxbridge was fully refurbished and has been operating since early 2010.