About Scrapstore

SCRAPSTORE, Swindon is a low cost community resource centre and environmental charity that is home to a multitude of projects dedicated to releasing the untapped potential of all things, people and possibilities.

An Aladdin's cave of materials ready to stimulate your imagination. From crafts to furniture, reclamation to DIY and play - SCRAPSTORE has something for you. 

What We Need

We are interested in any materials or items that can be used in an art, craft, DIY, reclamation or play context. So long as all materials are clean, safe and suitable all it takes is a call to confirm and we are more than capable of taking large quantities off your hands €“ even clearing whole offices and stockpiles!

The more colourful and unusual the better, particularly with regard to paper, fabrics and plastics. If you can deliver, great! If not, call and we will arrange a convenient collection. Do something amazing today and get in touch. 


We are open to any member of the general public and support schools, community groups, child-minders, nurseries, colleges, students, youth groups, after-school clubs, crafters, art and drama groups, to name only a few. Our aim is to provide access for all to low cost creative materials, inspiration and resources. Whoever you are there will be a SCRAPSTORE for you.


    Swindon Children's Scrapstore
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About Scrapstore

About Scrapstore

Swindon Children's Scrapstore is a registered charity and low cost community resource centre which is home to a multitude of projects. The Scrapstore is an Aladdin's cave full of materials ready to stimulate your imagination. From Crafts and Play to Office Furniture and Computing, the Scrapstore has something for everyone.

Supporting Scrapstore

With pressure mounting on businesses to reduce waste outputs and dispose of their surplus responsibly our supply chain is win-win from top to bottom. The SCRAPSTORE actively assist businesses by collecting their safe, surplus materials to be stored and distributed through our Resource Warehouse.

Whoever you are there is a SCRAPSTORE for you. Click here to see how you can Get InvolvedOur annual reports and accounts are available either through the Charities Commission Website or please Contact Us and we will be happy to send them to you.


SCRAPSTORE employs five part-time members of staff to oversee the day-to-day running of our projects and to help supervise our 20 part-time volunteers and supported employees. At the head of the project is Olivia McCann who recently won a 'Pride of Swindon' Award and has led the operation for the best part of a decade.

It is our member demand that is ultimately responsible for the evolution and direction of SCRAPSTORE with developments governed by our constitution and managed by our Management Committee volunteers. In addition our trustees provide the strategic vision for the organisation and offer their expertise in guiding the project forward. Currently these members are; Trevor Smith (Chair) Joanna Rees-Bains (Committee Member) Simon Cheney (Committee Member) Maria Park (Committee Member) Joanna CM Hartl (Committee Member) Gary Stewart (Committee Member). To find out how to become a trustee contact Olivia on 01793 513 982.