Community Impact

Resource Futures’ roots are in community impact, with a 30 year heritage of empowering local communities to take direct action to tackle environmental challenges.

Our passionate team work collaboratively and bring innovation to environmental challenges, enabling communities to improve their local area and quality of life.

Providing support to embed sustainability in communities

Our aim is to provide the innovative and practical support charities, voluntary or community groups, and social enterprises need to have an impact in their communities. With tailored advice, guidance and tools that bring people together to make a positive contribution through action, reuse, repair, and sustainable living.

Delivering impactful projects

Community Action Group Devon

This year CAG Devon supported 20 network groups, who gave 16,079 volunteer hours, valued at £240,544. Their activities prevented 36.61 tonnes of waste, including 32.45 tonnes of food; preventing 21.56 tonnes going to incineration and reducing carbon emissions by 138.80 tonnes.

Community RePaint

Community RePaint is a UK wide paint reuse network, sponsored by AkzoNobel, that aims to collect this leftover paint and redistribute it to benefit individuals, families, communities and charities in need. In 2021 alone of leftover, reusable paint was collected by schemes, saving over 1,047,017 kg of carbon emissions.

Devon Waste Educators

Last year Our Waste Educators team visited over 160 schools, working with more than 9000 pupils. Their ‘War on Waste’ project worked with schools on integrated approaches to waste and re-use and complemented a first ever teacher training event delivered in partnership with Devon County Council and Eco Schools.

Waste and Recycling Advisors

Working in all nine authorities within Devon, our team engage with residents, working closely with the local authority to improve awareness around contamination, increase recycling and composting capture rates, and decrease household residual waste.

Gloucestershire Real Nappy Project

Gloucestershire sends over 86,000 disposable nappies to landfill every single day, costing the local authority over £100,000 per year.  Our team is on a mission to end this, delivering a Nappy Alliance recognised real nappy education and incentive scheme across the county.

Need support?

Our expert advice, support and guidance can help you and your charity or community group turn an idea into a thriving and impactful community action project. Whether you’re looking for information on how to get started, grow, or merge we’re here to help you make a difference for your community.


Why Resource Futures?

With 30-years’ experience and a team of over 40 specialists, Resource Futures has the expertise to help your business capitalise on the benefits of greater sustainability.

We work across the value chain to deliver trusted, quality outputs and insight to inform and support you key decisions. Minimising the impact of production and consumption through reduction, reuse and recycling.


Charlie Eddisford
Community Impact Lead / Principal Consultant

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What our clients say

We tasked Resource Futures with revising and writing a new waste strategy for Herefordshire Council.

They quickly understood our requirements, engaging a range of stakeholders to agree strategic principles, enabling us to set ambitious new strategic goals and transforming our service for the future.

It’s a strategy we’ve now successfully adopted, and we are delighted to be implementing.

Joni Hughes

Herefordshire Council

Resource Futures supported us from ideation through to finished product. The project required deep understanding of commercial and environmental datasets, environmental law and best practice.

The final product allows our customers to interrogate data, analyse and forecast results, and extract insights specific to their business needs. Delivering value and actionable insight for years to come.

Will Ghali


Resource Futures compiled insights into local reuse organisations and potential ways of working together to achieve more through reuse. Their report identified and highlighted factors experienced by existing groups which will help us shape initiatives that overcome barriers and explore opportunities.

It is an important piece of research that helps us improve reuse and repair across Somerset

Julie Searle

Somerset Waste Partnership

Working with Resource Futures has unlocked the power of The 2 Minute Foundation’s BEACH CLEAN app data.

We are now able to quantify findings and present powerful evidence to engage stakeholders. The individuals, groups and families taking part are contributing valuable information through citizen science that can be used for better decision making and direct efforts to keep our beaches free from litter.

Nicola Green

The 2 Minute Foundation

Resource Futures produced a thorough report, reflecting considerable stakeholder engagement, data collection and analysis.

The effort that has gone into this information gathering has been exceptional given the timing of this project over the pandemic.

The outputs are invaluable and will be used to inform actions which will make a real difference to our marine industries and environment.

Morag Campbell

Marine Scotland