BRACE has been awarded a grant of £8,000 by Cae Post, a recycling charity which is distributing its funds prior to closure.
A large portion of the fund will be earmarked to create a Library of Things, which is a lending library for tools and equipment to save people having to buy objects that they would only use occasionally thereby reducing pressure on natural resources.
BRACE Chair Alison Alexander said: “We’re so grateful to Jane Pawley and to the trustees of Cae Post for their support.
“BRACE volunteers are buzzing with ideas and enthusiasm for reducing our environmental impact locally and sharing skills to help the community thrive.
“Every penny goes towards these aims. We’re thrilled that we’ll be able to use some of the funds from Cae Post to improve the seating area in the Community Garden which is much used and in need of repair.”
The Library of Things has developed as a natural extension of the popular Oswestry and Borders Repair Café that continues to be booked out each month when it pops up in either Oswestry or Llanfyllin.