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Closure of the Furniture Scheme

Earlier this week we informed our staff that we have taken the difficult decision to close The Furniture Scheme store … Continue reading

November 23, 2022

The Furniture Scheme – Coronavirus

All Furniture Scheme sites are now closed, however there is still access to Ludlow Food Bank for food donations and … Continue reading

March 25, 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

During the Coronavirus situation we want to do all we can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff, … Continue reading

March 17, 2020

Spring Newsletter 2020

Furniture Scheme News – March/April/May 2020

March 2, 2020

Furniture Repair Service

January 7, 2020

Charities and social enterprises in the UK continue to step up to support households in need

1.55 million households in the UK were helped by reuse charities and social enterprises in 2018. This is just one … Continue reading

November 23, 2018

Volunteers at Shropshire charity thanked with BBQ

More than 30 volunteers have been thanked for their dedication and commitment to a charity in South Shropshire. The Furniture … Continue reading

July 16, 2018

South Shropshire charity makes cry for help as rubbish is dumped on site

A charity in South Shropshire is temporarily suspending all collections of donations as it struggles to cope with rubbish dumped … Continue reading

June 11, 2018

Charity stalwart honoured by mayor for work in Ludlow

  A charity stalwart from south Shropshire has been honoured by the mayor of Ludlow for the work he does … Continue reading

May 31, 2018

Gill ran in Virgin Money London Marathon 2018 for The Furniture Scheme

Very well done to Gill Pitt on completing the hottest marathon ever, and a big thank you from all the … Continue reading

March 23, 2018

The Furniture Scheme – More than just furniture

Click below to watch the film which was launched at our Annual Celebration on 8th December 2017. The Furniture Scheme … Continue reading

February 10, 2018

New Defibrillator at Rockspring Community Centre

Great news! Here at The Rockspring Community Centre, the first of six new CPADs (Community Public Access Defibrillators) has been … Continue reading

February 8, 2018

Art exhibition pops up at south Shropshire charity shop

A charity shop in south Shropshire is to host its first ever art exhibition in the run up to Christmas. … Continue reading

November 17, 2017

Work to improve nursery completed after £10,000 grant

Work to create a new play area for children and groups in south Shropshire has now been completed thanks to … Continue reading

August 10, 2017

Volunteer van drivers and assistants urgently needed

Contact Di Hyde diane@furniturescheme.co.uk

July 11, 2017

BBC Radio Shropshire interview

Our lovely friends at BBC Radio Shropshire came to interview Gill Pitt our Social Inclusion Manager and the team at … Continue reading

Craig completes marathon challenge

A Shropshire man confined to a wheelchair has successfully completed five marathons in five days – raising more than £3,000 … Continue reading

June 12, 2017

Give as you Live

Please help us raise funds for South Shropshire Furniture Scheme at no cost to you. Give as you Live is a shopping … Continue reading

May 1, 2017

The Furniture Scheme is asking for votes in the Making a Mark competition

A Shropshire charity is asking for people to vote for them after being shortlisted as one of seven finalists for a … Continue reading

April 19, 2017

£10,000 scoop for South Shropshire charity

Organisers behind a South Shropshire community centre are celebrating after scooping £10,000 to create a new play area for children … Continue reading

April 7, 2017

Making a Mark award

We’ve been shortlisted for the Making a Mark award! We do need votes though. You can vote via this link and … Continue reading

April 6, 2017

TFS Social Value Report

March 14, 2017

Jean meets HRH The Princess Royal

Jean Jarvis MBE, CEO of The Furniture Scheme, was invited by Veolia to meet HRH The Princess Royal when she … Continue reading

January 19, 2017

Community Shop at Rockspring Community Centre

The Furniture Scheme is looking into the possibility of opening a community shop at Rockspring Community Centre. This shop will … Continue reading

October 7, 2016

Craven Arms Charity Bookshop is now open

The Charity Bookshop on the Square in Craven Arms is now open. The shop will be run by a team of … Continue reading

March 20, 2016

Board member vacancies for FUSE Enterprise CIC

FUSE Enterprise CIC is looking for committed individuals who want to use their skills and experience to make a difference … Continue reading

March 4, 2016

Charity bookshop in Craven Arms is to re-open

The Furniture Scheme, a local charity that supports people in crisis or in need, has agreed to take on the … Continue reading

February 11, 2016

Carpentry ‘Open Day’ a great success!!

Our Carpentry Workshop ‘Open Day’ held on Wednesday 26th August, was a great success with lots of visitors finding out what … Continue reading

August 27, 2015

FUSE Enterprise CIC

   FUSE Enterprise CIC sets up its own social enterprises, providing opportunities and delivering services to local people, and also … Continue reading

July 29, 2015

Ludlow Community Reiki Clinic

Rockspring Community Centre 1pm - 3pm
March - July 2020 - Cancelled until further notice

Rockspring Thursdays Lunch

Rockspring Community Centre 12.15pm
Thursdays - Cancelled until further notice

Rockspring Job Club

Rockspring Community Centre 10am - 1pm
every Friday - Cancelled until further notice

Jiggy Wrigglers

Rockspring Community Centre 10am - 11am
Thursdays - Cancelled until further notice

Homework Club for 8 – 11yrs

Rockspring Community Centre 3.30pm - 5pm
Wednesdays (term time only) - Cancelled until further notice

IT Support at Rockspring

Rockspring Community Centre 9am - 12pm
Every Thursday - Cancelled until further notice

Get Together Fridays – Craft

Rockspring Community Centre 10am - 12.30pm
Fridays - Cancelled until further notice

FREE – Get Together Fridays – Craft

Rockspring Community Centre 10am - 12pm
Fridays - Cancelled until further notice


Rockspring Community Centre 10am - 12 noon
Every Wednesday - Cancelled until further notice

Singing for lung health

Rockspring Community Centre 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Wednesdays - £4 a session - Cancelled until further notice

Rockspring Community Choir

Rockspring Community Centre 7.15pm - 8.45pm
Wednesdays - Cancelled until further notice

Blog – A day in the life of a van driver

We love to celebrate our volunteers and staff at the Furniture Scheme – this month we would like to introduce … Continue reading

January 10, 2019

Meet Rob!

Continuing our celebration of volunteers and staff at the Furniture Scheme this month we would like you to say hello … Continue reading

November 1, 2018

A day working for a Community Benefit Society

Most of the people you see involved in The Furniture Scheme are volunteers who give up their time to serve … Continue reading

September 20, 2018

Our fabulous runner has done us proud – and there is still time to donate!

Our fabulous social inclusion manager Gill Pitt has completed the London Marathon! We are so very proud of her and … Continue reading

May 10, 2018

Gill Pitt to run the London Marathon

To sponsor Gill please click here Very well done to Gill Pitt on completing the hottest marathon ever, and a … Continue reading

March 7, 2018

Self service machines are coming to Craven Arms Library as the future is secured for another three years

We have very exciting news at CasCA. We have recently agreed with Shropshire Council that we will continue to house … Continue reading

February 9, 2018

Volunteers needed to help people get on their bike

Wow our bike plan was a huge success! Back in August, we started selling refurbished bikes after we were kindly … Continue reading

January 9, 2018

Don’t worry about the For Sale sign…. we’re not going anywhere!

A lot of people have come to us asking if we’re shutting down – the answer is definitely no! A … Continue reading

December 14, 2017

Library worker starts yoga business thanks to funding

A longstanding member of staff at Craven Arms Sport and Community Centre (CASCA) is moving on – partly thanks to … Continue reading

August 31, 2017

Holiday scheme has a jam-packed schedule

Wondering what to do during the summer holidays? Well, we can help by telling you about a jam-packed schedule of … Continue reading

July 14, 2017

What are you doing this weekend?

This weekend the weather forecast is looking good – sun, cloud and 20 degrees celsius on Sunday. This is perfect … Continue reading

June 30, 2017

Their name is …

When people think of The Furniture Scheme they think they do furniture. Well, they do! But they also do so … Continue reading

June 21, 2017

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week, when is it? June 1 to 7 What is it? Organised by The National Council for Voluntary … Continue reading

May 29, 2017

The Joy of Books – Part One

I was reading a newspaper article recently that reported that physical book sales (as opposed to e-books) are on the … Continue reading

May 12, 2017

Seven reasons why people volunteer

I never tire of hearing the reasons why people volunteer, and there are many. Here are seven of them… 1. … Continue reading

May 11, 2017

Life as a Trustee

What do you actually do then as a Trustee? This is a question I’m sometimes asked by my nearest and … Continue reading

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