A Community First Yorkshire event

North Yorkshire Reuse Collective

Single re-usable bag

With many people wishing to live a more sustainable life, there’s been a growth in voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations working to waste less and reuse, repair and recycle more.

We want to connect with organisations who reuse items, from furniture and household goods to clothing, IT equipment and bicycles.

The Community Furniture Stores (Ryedale) and FRADE have asked us to help them develop a North Yorkshire collective of organisations interested in reuse.

This first meeting is to look at the appetite and need for such a North Yorkshire Reuse Collective.

We’re excited to hear from organisations interested in being part of the collective to bring issues such as funding and partnership working to the fore.

At this meeting, we welcome your perspective on what the aims, mission and the areas of interest of such a collaborative could be.

We will be inviting specialist speakers from the sector to share their knowledge and give an overview of current challenges and potential opportunities.

The aims of the initial meeting are to:

  • Set up regular meetings to share news, information and knowledge
  • To encourage joined up approaches to reuse throughout North Yorkshire and to work in a spirit of collaboration not competition
  • Facilitate conversations about potential partnership working and a forum for opportunities to be shared and discussed
  • Build connections with other local organisations to strengthen resilience in the sector.

Who should attend?

This event is open to any voluntary organisation or community group (e.g. charity, social enterprise, CIC, CIO) working in or with an interest in reuse with operations in North Yorkshire.

About the trainer

The meeting will be hosted by Caroline O’Neill, Head of Community Support and Partnerships at Community First Yorkshire, Becci Blues, Chief Officer at Community Furniture Stores (Ryedale), Michael Bertram from FRADE.




Attendees can receive refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before the event date.

Contact details

Booking queries contact
Email: info@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk
Tel: 01904 704177

Programme queries
Email: carole.roberts@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk
Tel: 01904 704177

Booking details

Book your place here.

Booking deadline date:  Wednesday 12 May 2023