Gloucestershire
Resource Centre

Home to The Scrapstore and City Works

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The Scrapstore and City Works at Alfred Street, Gloucester, are run by The Gloucestershire Resource Centre (GRC) to promote the principles of ‘re-use’ through arts, education, and play in a vibrant environmentally-conscious venue for associations, businesses, and community groups to create, meet, and work.

 

We share aspirations with the other Scrapstores and Resource Centres operating throughout the UK to:

  • enrich children’s play experiences;
  • encourage participation in creative activities for all ages;
  • stimulate the imagination;
  • nurture invention and resourcefulness;
  • promote the re-use of surplus materials generated by businesses.

Set up in 1986, the Gloucestershire Resource Centre – Charity Number 1047985 – has been providing the Scrapstore service to the county ever since and is now one of the most established Scrapstores in the country.

 

In 1992 a capital fundraising campaign was launched to secure a permanent home for the Charity. City Works was purchased in 1995 and refurbished over the following six years at a total cost of £708,000. It was an ambitious endeavour at the time but has proved well worthwhile as City Works enables us to generate the income we need to sustain the Charity activities.

 

City Works is not only a great place to house the Scrapstore but is home to numerous other small businesses, arts and community enterprises as well. There’s a fabulous dance studio, meeting room and an art space, and all the activities taking place contribute to the vibrancy of the Centre and success of the project as a whole.

Contact

Gloucestershire Resource Centre (GRC)

City Works

Alfred Street

Gloucester

GL1 4DF

Telephone: 01452 504442

Enquiries: info@grcltd.org

 

GRC is a registered charity in England and Wales No. 1047985

The Scrapstore and City Works

The Scrapstore and City Works are run by The Gloucestershire Resource Centre (GRC) to promote the principles of ‘re-use’ through arts, education, and play in a vibrant environmentally-conscious venue for associations, businesses and community groups to create, meet, and work.