A new project will give away 10,000 litres of paint to help community groups and low-income families in Hackney.
The initiative by The Forest Recycling Project (FRP) is funded by a £13,560 grant from Comic Relief, in conjunction with The London Community Foundation, an organisation that works to reduce the income gap in London.
The paint is available to any organisation based in Hackney wanting to spruce up a community space, help low-income families redecorate their homes or running creative community projects.
FRP hope that the giveaway will benefit 1,000 individuals and around 100 organisations and community groups.
Nicole Muris, General Manager for FRP, said: “Hackney is one of the most deprived boroughs in London, and with support from Comic Relief and The London Community Foundation, the ‘Free Paint 4 Hackney’ project will help FRP reach the people who need it most.”
She added: “Through redistributing free reclaimed paint to community groups in the borough, we can help bring a splash of colour to the lives of those who need it most, and help protect the planet by preventing perfectly good paint from ending up in landfill.”
The initiative forms a part of FRP’s wider work in poverty relief and environmental change in underprivileged areas of London.
If your organisation is interested in applying, you can download an application form from the FRP website.