The paint statistics from the annual survey show that in 2006 we managed to redistribute 208,000 litres of paint to 11,000 beneficiaries. Additionally, operation of the network supported 90 (part-time and full-time) jobs, 140 volunteer positions and the roll-out of 146 training courses in various topics.

Various different people and groups benefit from the paint which is collected by our 65 schemes from murals painted in school playgrounds to paint being used for the probation service, housing assocations and individuals on income support.

It can be difficult to measue the value that a newly decorated building can bring to a community group or individual so we would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all our schemes not only for saving a precious resource from landfill but also for making people happy!

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