This is from FRP


I'm writing to let you know about the "Free Paint 4 Hackney" initiative. If you feel this is appropriate I'd be grateful if you'd distribute this information to the members of the Sustainable Hackney group.

FRP – The Paint Place, supported by Comic Relief in conjunction with The London Community Foundation, is giving away for free 10,000 litres of reclaimed paint to community groups in Hackney.

FRP – The Paint Place collects and redistributes leftover reusable paint which otherwise would have been disposed of to incineration or landfill.  Between April 2012 and March 2013, nearly 50,000 litres of paint was reused by householders and community groups across London, and last year we assisted over 150 projects across London to brighten up their community centres, classrooms, murals and beneficiary’s homes.


The Free Paint 4 Hackney project aims to help those who are experiencing socio-economic disadvantage by providing free reclaimed paint to organisations or community groups – no matter how big or small – who are:

  • Located or active in the London Borough of Hackney
  • Seeking to brighten up a community room or space
  • Supporting low-income beneficiaries in need of paint to redecorate their own home
  • Delivering creative projects and activities which require paint

If you are interested please visit our website to find out more and download an application form. Queries can be directed to or contact Tina on 020 8539 9076


Irrespective of the ‘Free Paint 4 Hackney’ offer, reclaimed paint is available to all as a sustainable and low cost alternative to buying new paint.  Paint can be obtained from the FRP Paint Place shop at 2c Baker’s Avenue, Walthamstow E17 9AW – open Tuesdays to Fridays 10am to 4pm, and Saturdays 10am to 2pm.  Reclaimed paint retails from just £1 a litre, and annual membership is available to community groups enabling further discounts on paint. 

Kind regards,


P.S I've attached a copy of the application form, this cites the few terms and conditions associated with the initiative and a document detailing the types of paint available and a guide to estimating how much paint a particular job might need.




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