It is with great pleasure that we would like to announce that Globe Eco Centre will be moving into Uttoxeter Town Centre, enabling the eco centre to grow our services drastically and be a great deal more accessible. We have found a three storey building steeped in Uttoxeter heritage and in the heart of the town.
The new premises will mean we can create a vibrant community hub consisting of:
- Eco Education Hub (classrooms & training pods for use by the community, schools & skills training)
- Wellness Studio (for improving community health and wellbeing)
- Exhibition Space & Interactive VR Learning Suite
- Craft studio (to expand our existing volunteer programme)
- Recycling Station (for items with problem packaging)
- A Zero Waste Shop (expanding our current shop to offer more to our community)
- Garden Café (Social enterprise)
- Indoor Low-Carbon Garden
The move will enable us to provide eco projects, education & skills training, employment and apprenticeship opportunities, volunteering placements, community health and wellbeing sessions, support for start-up and non-profit organisations, as well as a safe community space to bring us together in what has been one of the most challenging times in recent history. We are keen to progress the move at pace to be in position to support those that have been affected by COVID-19, particularly around unemployment and skills training. It will also mean we can breathe a little life back into a vacant building, highlighting it’s heritage and making it a useful part of the community again.
However to do this, we are embarking on a major fundraising effort get the money we need to retrofit the building and to also ensure our survival for the next 3 years, creating secure jobs and opportunities. Our aim is to raise £120k through a mixture of crowdfunding and grants, if you can share and support our fundraising efforts and our proposed growth plans, it would be very much appreciated. For more details on the project and our fundraising details, please visit https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/eco-centre-expansion
We would like to thank our community, our partner organisations and supporters for helping us to get to this stage, and hope you will join us on the next steps of our journey.