Set up a Scheme

If you are part of a community group, charity or local authority and would like to run a Community RePaint scheme, or if you are already collecting paint for re-use and would like to become part of the national network, we can help you to set up and grow your scheme.

We can provide a range of support including: 

  • technical advice and practical support
  • guidance on relevant legislation
  • liaison with local authorities and statutory bodies 
  • the Community RePaint Technical Manual
  • publicity materials
  • advice on funding and income streams

Community RePaint schemes are run by a whole variety of organisations, from not-for-proft organisations that want to assist families on a low income and protect the environment, to local authorities wanting to reduce waste disposal costs whilst helping the local community. 



As a member of the Community RePaint network you will also have access to: 

  • copies of the bi-monthly E-zine
  • national deals brokered with retailers and manufacturers
  • technical documents and advice
  • publicity for your scheme - inclusion on the website and listing on the Community RePaint database (used for handling enquiries from the general public and businesses)
  • inivtiation to regional and national network, knowledge sharing events
  • links to other voluntary and community sector programmes and services
  • funding bids on behalf of the network 
  • access to the 'Members' Area' of the website

Getting Started

We have produced a short guide to setting up a Community RePaint scheme which you can download here, Community RePaint: Getting Started. Once you've read the guide, you'll need to complete an application form, return to us via e-mail or post and we'll take it from there. You can also contact us for more information.

If you simply wish to obtain paint for your charity or community project please go to 'Need paint?'.


Community Painting Project

Running a Community RePaint scheme can: 

  • Increase reuse

  • Help local communities

  • Create volunteering and training opportunities

  • Generate positive PR

  • Reduce waste disposal costs