Just a quick post to thank people for all of the messages of support, donations and other morale boosts we have received over recent weeks. Especially since the excellent BBC Tech coverage, which was really important for us! (We’re still having trouble responding personally to all, so please bear with us.)
We’ve received kind messages from all over the world, including requests from over 23 cities in the UK for help replicating our “Restart Parties”.
We now have a volunteer Training Coordinator, which we are super excited about. We’ll introduce him to you soon, when we’ll be announcing a workshop in September open to those who would like to start Restarting their community in the UK.
In other news, we are also happy to announce that your support has been matched by some important institutional support. We are grateful to Unltd, who chose Janet as a social entrepreneur grantee and will be providing valuable mentoring and support to The Restart Project as well as a £2000 grant. They will help us think through how we build our network and spread our repair revolution sustainably.