THE TOOLS FOR IMPROVEMENT
A social entrepreneur is giving disadvantaged Edinburgh residents the tools to improve their homes – and lives – thanks to support from the Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs programme.
Chris Hellawell started the UK’s first-ever Tool Library with funding from the programme, which is a partnership between the School for Social Entrepreneurs and Bank of Scotland. The grant went towards renting an operating space, buying tools and insurance. Library members can access DIY advice and essentials such as tools, paint and wallpaper – all donated by the public – at a fraction of the cost of buying them.