Q. What is the Community Reuse Network (CRN) and what does it do?
A. CRN is a membership organisation. We promote reuse and social inclusion at national and local authority level through networking, campaigning and events. We support our member organisations through the publication and dissemination of best practice guidance and related information.
Q. Does CRN have any reuse or recycling services, for example can you collect my old computer for reuse?
A. CRN does not operate any reuse or recycling services directly, however member organisations provide a range of reuse and recycling activities. You can find all their contact details and more information here.
Q. Where can I find more information about reuse in my area?
A. Click here to locate your nearest community reuse group and get in touch with them
Q. What is a social audit?
A. A social audit is a quantification of the full benefit of an organisations’ activities to people and the community.
Q. What is a social enterprise?
A. A non-profit distributing organisation established for wider social benefit. Social Enterprises may have other community benefits, including environmental improvement or economic development. Social enterprises are at least in part income generating through trading as opposed to being entirely reliant on charitable or public sources of income.
Q: What is a triple bottom line audit?
A. A triple bottom line audit is a quantification of the full benefit of an organisations’ economic, social and environmental activities. Triple bottom line auditing or reporting is also called sustainability reporting.
Q. Do we have to be a charity to join CRN?
A. No. There are advantages to being a charity but properly constituted, non-profit distributing organisations can join CRN as members.