Scoop and Scales have been lucky enough to receive help, support and guidance from a number of local individuals and organisations. Our partnerships are extremely important to us, and without them, we would not be able to operate.
Below is our hall of fame:
Grizzly Bear Design
Grizzly Bear Design is branding organisation operated by Adam Costello, who is one of our members. They create unique branding for photographers and bespoke WordPress websites. Adam has assisted Scoop and Scales in our branding, and took us through a detailed questionnaire process to get our thoughts down on paper.
The Hope Centre
The Hope Centre is an initiative of Hope in North East Cheshire. Based in Park Green, Macclesfield, they function both as a coffee shop, and a Christian bookshop selling books, cards and gifts. In addition, they aim to provide a beacon of hope to the people of Macclesfield. The Hope Centre have been integral to our development. Emily and her team have hosted us for Officers and Members meetings, and offered us a home for our first collection events (starting in November 2019). They have also provided moral and practical support and advice.
Inland Sea is a sustainable clothing brand that exists to raise awareness and help protect the environment for future generations. They are Treacle Market regulars, and offered Ecover cleaning refills for a period. Inland Sea allowed us to use their Suma account, at a time when new customers weren’t being taken on.
Macclesfield Parish Church Scout and Guide Group
6th Macc Scouts and 2nd Macc Guides are based in Station Street in the centre of the town. They provide a fun, safe environment for young people and adults to take part in a wide range of activities as part of the UK Scout Association and Girl Guiding UK. They provided their hut to Scoop and Scales as a base for our 6th buying cycle in April 2020.
Macctastic is a group founded in June 2018 to promote eco-activity in Macclesfield. They hold regular public meetings with diverse presentations on interesting issues. There are also a number of sub groups working on practical projects locally, these include a mug library and a repair café. A Macctastic meeting in July 2019 was the place that the idea for Scoop and Scales was first discussed publicly and they have continued to promote our work.
The Park Tavern
The Park Tavern is a real ale venue and community pub run by Bollington Brewery. With an array of activities (including an excellent pub quiz) it is well worth a visit. We held our first ever meeting in the Park Tavern in July 2019, and have used their cinema room for several other meetings.
St Peter’s Church
St Peter’s is a church on Windmill Street in Macclesfield. The church community share together in many activities including the Sunday Services, discussions, social meetings, studies and events. St Peter’s has a creative side to it with activities including music, bellringing, gardening, art, crafts, astronomy and even theatre. St Peter’s was our base for our fifth collection event in March 2020.
The Snowgoose is a café and bar on Sunderland Street in Macclesfield. They have great food and drink and cosy fires. The Snowgoose have been kind enough to reserve a table for several of our Officers Meetings.
Wordsco is a web development and digital production company founded by Macclesfield resident and Scoop and Scales member Neil Puttick. They host our website and Neil has been very generous with his time in helping us add our content in and apply our branding.
The Silk Heritage Trust (formerly Macclesfield Museums Trust) was created in 1987 to preserve the rich silk heritage of Macclesfield’s industrial past.
We have been in discussions with the Trust and they have been generous in allowing us to use the ground floor space at the Old Sunday School for collection event #10 and for our first public event
Cheshire East Council
We are thankful to Cheshire East Council who awarded us a small sum though their Covid-19 Community Response and Recovery Grant.
The funding has allowed us to make our shop covid-safe.
In our early days, we were also awarded funding from the Bright Ideas fund. This has allowed us to fit out our shop and purchase a till.
Macclesfield Town Council
Macclesfield Town Council have been great supporters of Scoop and Scales.
We were also awarded a Community Grant in July 2020. The grant has allowed us to work with Cheshire based suppliers and extend our product range.