About Glossopdale Furniture Project
About This Shop
Since 1997 Glossopdale Furniture Project has been providing support for individuals and families in need across Derbyshire’s High Peak by providing low-cost or free Emergency Packs of furniture and everyday essentials to those who have been given a new tenancy where the property has little or none of the necessary items.
The calls for the support the charity provides have increased significantly over recent months. As the only charity of its type, the increase in demand on the Project’s resources is increasing with those seeking help crossing all boundaries and demographics, with the effects of the pandemic having an impact on that demand. The value of its provision has also increased placing additional demands on the limited budget to which it operates yet it has managed to maintain the service it provides.
The charity promotes close collaboration between all service organisations for which it provides. It is sympathetic to all who are referred to it for help whatever their needs, level of ability, or situation endeavouring to provide as much support and help as possible. Depending on need, a basic pack can consist of a bed, sofa, chest of drawers, wardrobe, fridge, bedding, crockery, microwave, kettle and toaster to help set up their new home.
During 2019-2020 the Project supported over 150 households with their packs of furniture and everyday essentials. That number looks set to be matched or even higher in the coming months. The charity is seen by the statutory and voluntary agencies that use the Project as a lifeline for their service users.
As a charity, fundraising is ongoing – because the need is always there. Relying on the donations of unwanted furniture and household items to maintain its stock, the Project reclaims, restores, refurbishes, and upcycles furniture for sale. With a showroom and warehouse at Pikes Lane, Glossop as well as a town centre shop in George Street open to the general public for the sale of used and pre-loved furniture all going towards funding the charity. With a growing trend in retro decor, the Project also has a dedicated specialist furniture painting workshop. This not only helps fund the charity but also benefits the local environment by diverting over 100 tonnes annually of good, usable furniture, from the waste stream.