Community RePaint Moss Side, based in Manchester, opened its doors in January 2022. They collect full containers of paint from traders, retailers and manufacturers. The paint is available to individuals and groups starting from £2 per litre.
The scheme is run by the Boiler House. Created by the social enterprise Sow the City, the Boiler House is focused on creating a space where people can learn, socialise and thrive. They provide free and low-cost use of tools, equipment and workshops for anyone to gain new skills. After hearing about Community RePaint, they knew they were the perfect fit to run a new scheme.
Sow the City’s has been a huge part of communities within Manchester since 2009. Sow the City’s mission is to empower communities to grow and live sustainably. Some of their initiatives include Growing Manchester and Thrive Moss Side – projects that aim to develop communities that grow their own food, understand nature and develop skills to repair what they have.
The Boiler House is one of the amazing projects they run. With an array of workshops, including the Men’s Shed and the Repair cafe, The Boiler House is the perfect place for Community RePaint Moss Side. As well as providing affordable paint to their local community, the scheme is a space to gain new skills. The scheme will be providing training and volunteering opportunities, alongside their other projects.
To pick up paint from Community RePaint Moss Side, you simply need to pop in and visit them during their opening hours. We would recommend calling in advance, as the amount of paint available fluctuates throughout the year.
Find all of the information on the scheme here.