Social enterprise Seagulls Paint are hoping to raise £10,000 to pay towards their new Seagulls Life House project, writes Keely Bannister.
The Seagulls Life House project will work with groups of care leavers and ex-offenders, teaching them how to decorate their homes, leaving them with a sense of achievement and ownership.
They will do this by building a series of pop-up rooms, a workshop and volunteer facilities which will be used to demystify painting and decorating and practical lessons in how to up-cycle furniture or screen print.
On their crowdfunder, owners Cat Hyde and Kate Moree say:
“We are very excited to have been selected in taking part in a Crowd Funding campaign with Legal and General who are offering to match fund this project. We need to raise £5K from our lovely supporters to get an additional £5K from Legal and General.
“However, our project isn’t the only one in this campaign and funding is allocated on a first come first serve basis so we need to raise the money as fast as possible in order to double it!”
Seagulls Paint, a social enterprise based at Aire Place Mills off Kirkstall Road, has a proven track record of working with marginalised groups.
The social enterprise has been operating for over 20 years in which time they have intercepted and recycled over 1,000 tonnes of paint and created over the 300 volunteer opportunities through their “We Grow People” programme.
There are a number of rewards on offer for people donating between £6 to £50 including postcards, tote bags, Paint and an invitation to the project launch celebration.