Leading change from waste to resource through Reuse, Redesign, Research and Education.
Our objectives are:
The original idea for the Rediscovery Centre came from the community consultation process for the regeneration in Ballymun. One of the key ideas arising from the consultation process was to develop a recycling centre in the area that could create jobs and training opportunities locally, for example by housing workshops that reused or recycled materials on site. From this idea the Rediscovery Centre concept was developed originally by Global Action Plan and Ballymun Regeneration Ltd.
In 2005 a dedicated manager and project officer were hired by Ballymun Regeneration Ltd to develop the Rediscovery Centre and a number of pilot projects were implemented to explore the potential of the original concept. These pilots developed into our successful enterprises running in Ballymun today.
In September 2009, the Rediscovery Centre was formally established as a limited company. It operates as a not-for-profit enterprise, has charity status, a small board of management and 23 staff.
There are currently twenty three employees working at the Rediscovery Centre. This is a mix of full time staff, part time staff, community employment workers and TUS workers.
The Rediscovery Centre is funded by a number of sources. Dublin City Council currently funds the Rediscovery Centre to provide a number of services in Ballymun including for example community training and organizing events. The Rediscovery Centre has also been supported over the last few years with funding and other supports from The Arthur Guinness Fund, FAS, Forfas, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, the Vodafone Nature Fund and Local Agenda 21. We also raise income through the sales of Rediscovery Centre products and services.
There are fourteen trainees at present who are seconded from a local Community Employment Scheme partner, Poppintree Environmental Project or who are participating in the TUS programme.
Yes we do. Our gift vouchers are redeemable against any Rediscovery Centre product or service and so offer a wide range of options to any lucky recipient:
– Home-wares & accessories
– Fashion design & redesign
– Bike repair
– One on one training sessions in fashion skills, bike maintenance, furniture restoration
– Paint memberships
Call us on 01 8933801 for more information.
We also regularly participate in markets and pop up shops throughout Dublin. Please keep an eye on our blog and social media pages to learn about upcoming events.
The Rediscovery Centre provides training and education in a number of ways:
From time to time we may have volunteering opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering with us please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All our vacancies are normally advertised through media advertising (e.g. Irish Times) and online advertising (e.g. Activelink). Also keep an eye on our home page for vacancies information. Volunteering opportunities will also be advertised through Volunteer Ireland at www.volunteer.ie.