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Totnes Initiative. Share Shed. The Power of Sharing items in the Local Community
AN ONGOING TOTNES INIATIVE EXPANDS TO FOUR MORE LOCAL TOWNS
Extract. “After reflecting on the idea, and assessing the community’s interest, we set up the Share Shed in Totnes, Devon in 2017. Since then, we’ve been sharing our collection of over 350 items, with over 1,000 members.
So far we have facilitated over 1,600 loans, helping people save money, storage space and natural resources.
More recently, thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund, we’ve been able to trial a different model of sharing our items. We’ve gone mobile, and set up the world’s first travelling library of things, which allows us to share our items even further, and to more vulnerable communities in neighbouring towns!”
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