Launched in February 2003 the scheme provides a means of distributing surplus paint for use by disadvantaged people, charities, voluntary and community groups. Paint is free for referred clients or to people with proof of means tested benefits. We do ask for a small donation from community groups. We currently have a large selection of paint available. Paint can be viewed and collected by appointment.
Further information can be obtained by telephoning SCRATCH on 023 8077 3132
Please note that we are unable to accept or collect paint from individuals.
Below are some of the comments we have recevied about this project:
“Thank you so much for the paint for Shirley. She has been very down and worried about the prospect of eviction if she does not get her home decorated. Your support has made a huge difference to her this week and has taken a big weight off her shoulders”.
“On behalf of all staff and residents at West View House, I would like to thank you for your generous donation of paint you gave us to paint the hostel. Your donation was very kind and we are very grateful to you".
"Your staff where so helpful and resourceful and we are very impressed with how your scheme is run.”
In the year ending March 2017 SCRATCH was able to redistribute 5,560 litres of paint to 129 referred clients and 29 community groups. Children and staff at the BOSCAS Club (an out of school child care service) can be seen decorating their room.