Case studies

FRIEND Animal Rescue – Brightening Up Green Fields

FRIEND Animal Rescue is an animal sanctuary based in North West Kent.  In March 2012, the project used over 100 litres of Timbercare supplied by FRP to brighten up the fences around the site, and to ensure that they are protected to help them last for many years to come.  The organisation saved nearly £150 when compared to buying new materials, and are hoping to use more reclaimed paint to decorate on-site volunteer accommodation over the summer months.

“Thank you to the Forest Recycling Project for their friendly and professional assistance and for taking the time to contact us when they heard we were in need of help” Kerry, FRIEND Animal Rescue (May 2012)

   FRIEND Animal Sanctuary - Painting Completed!   

Helping to Green Waltham Forest Community Pool with Reclaimed Paint

Since 2010, The Community Pool in Waltham Forest College has been run as a social enterprise for the benefit of local residents. During 2011, it undertook major development work funded by The London Marathon Trust and the SITA Trust.  This work included replacement of the filters and pumps, upgrading the air treatment system and installing a pool cover, reducing the energy costs by 35% making the pool altogether greener.

The poolside area and changing rooms also received a new lick of 100 litres of bright blue gloss and eggshell paint supplied by FRP The Paint Place.  By joining the Reclaimed Paint Annual Membership Scheme, The Community Pool was able to save over £1,000 on the cost of paint.

“The repaint scheme (The Paint Place) made it possible for us to paint a huge space, making it much brighter and more welcoming. Without the scheme the costs involved would have been prohibitive” Karen Hayes, Waltham Forest Community Pool (February 2012)

Before painting…                  And After!


Punchdrunk-Hackney Paint Project 

Punchdrunk are a theatrical company which offers bespoke creative and imaginative projects that engage with a range of needs and age groups. The company has pioneered a game changing form of theatre in which roaming audiences experience epic storytelling inside sensory theatrical worlds. Punchdrunk took advantage of our Free Paint 4 Hackney offer where they received 200 litres of reclaimed paint to transform a number of primary schools across Hackney and help build installations created by professional designers in the schools.

By taking up the offer of free reclaimed paint Punchdrunk saved an estimated £1000 compared to the purchasing of new paint.

Elin Williams enrichment officer at Punchdrunk said “ we were so lucky to receive this paint this year, it has helped us enormously. Our project provided a transformative experience for the pupils, whilst also leaving a legacy within the school to help improve reading, writing and speaking skills.


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Trinity Homeless Projects – Redecoration of Shared Hostel Accommodation & Furniture Shop

Trinity Homeless Projects are a charity based in North West London which works to achieve transformation in the lives of people suffering the effects of homelessness and exclusion.  The charity provides supported housing, and offers training and employment opportunities.

Trinity manage 20 properties in LB Hillingdon and LB Hounslow, housing 100 people.  This includes a number of properties offering shared accommodation which are provided on a fully-furnished basis to individuals suffering from the effects of homelessness.

In 2011, the charity joined FRP’s Reclaimed Paint Annual Membership Scheme. 150 litres of vinyl matt and kitchen & bathroom paint was provided for the redecoration of kitchens in shared accommodation, and their furniture shop. As well as saving the charity money, membership enabled Trinity to refer the individuals they support to FRP to obtain free reclaimed paint for decorating their homes.

To find out more about Trinity Homeless Projects and how you can volunteer, fundraise or donate, please contact Alison or Andy on 020 8797 9500 or email Alternatively please visit the website at

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