Supporter Members2020-07-01T11:16:53+01:00


At CRNS we believe that a vibrant circular economy includes the public and private sectors working with our Members.

Our Supporters are local authorities, private sector companies and other intermediary support networks.

Aberdeenshire Council
01467 536336

The Aberdeenshire council area includes all of the area of the historic counties of Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire, as well as part of Banffshire.

Better World Books
01383 841437

Better World Books is a socially minded business that collects and sells books online with literacy at the heart of the organisation. Collecting from thousands of clients globally, from charities to public and academic libraries, small and large, the company has a distribution centre in Dunfermline, Scotland as well as 3 facilities in the USA.  So far, Better World Books has saved over 365 million books from landfill.

Bright Green Business Network
0131 603 5040


The Bright Green Business Network supports positive environmental behaviour in business with up-to-date environmental news and events, whilst providing a platform to raise the profile of good environmental business practices.

Environmental Placement Programme

Bright Green Business help businesses to find passionate students and graduates to support them on the road to becoming greener and more environmentally sustainable. The placements range from 8 to 12 weeks depending on your requirements and run year-round. There is also the opportunity to extend beyond the 12 weeks. Placements will help you progress with a project where no in-house resources are available; they are flexible, low risk and cost-effective and, you can engage with enthusiastic & knowledgeable students and graduates from Universities across Scotland. Bright Green Business take care of the recruitment process, including advertising, shortlisting, and arranging Interviews. Once you have chosen your ideal candidate, we will handle contracts, payroll, and HR.

Previous roles have included Campus Cycling Officers, Sustainability Assistants, Golf Environment Certification Interns, Environmental Consultants, Education Officers, Events & Marketing and Business Development.

For more info – Contact Rachel on 0131 603 5040 or email

Community Development Alliance Scotland

Community Development Alliance Scotland is a network of organisations that are concerned with community development in Scotland. CDAS is a member of the Scottish Government’s Better Community Engagement national advisory group and submits formal responses to relevant Scottish Government policy consultations, such as the 2008 Local Healthcare Bill and the 2011 ‘Building a Sustainable Future’ regeneration discussion paper.

Community Resources Network Ireland
0353 87 173 5184

CRNI is the all Ireland representative body for community based reuse, recycling and waste prevention organisations.

We are funded by the EPA under the National Waste Prevention Programme and through membership contributions.

Development Trusts Association Scotland
0131 220 2456

DTA Scotland is an independent, member-led organisation which aims to promote, support and represent development trusts in Scotland. Established in 2003, DTA Scotland now has over 250 development trust members – community-led organisations using a combination of enterprise and creativity to improve the quality of life for local people in urban, rural and island communities across Scotland. In 2016, DTA Scotland converted to a SCIO – No.SC034231.  

Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector
0141 332 2444


GCVS is the lead Third Sector Development Agency in the Glasgow and a key partner in Glasgow’s Third Sector Interface.



HappyPorch partner with purpose led organisations to ideate, develop and scale technology for good. In particular we see the Circular Economy as a vital part of tackling the big problems society faces today.

In addition we provide pro-bono web, digital and technology advice and at cost services to community and non-profit organisations, especially those working on circularity and resource management.

Kudos Software Ltd
01548 843586


Kudos Ltd is determined to help furniture reuse organisations make a real difference, which is why we have developed a secure operations and retail system – designed for furniture re-use, with a simple plan for getting you started.  Our UK based team is passionate about building systems that meet your IT needs and we’ve developed excellence in retail, job, project and fulfilment process systems.

North Ayrshire Council
01294 310000


North Ayrshire is one of 32 council areas in Scotland. It has a population of roughly 135,280 people. It is located in the southwest of Scotland, and borders the areas of Inverclyde to the north, Renfrewshire to the northeast and East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire to the east and south respectively.


Perth & Kinross Council
01738 475247

Perth & Kinross Council, the local government body of the city of Perth and the wider Perthshire area.



Reloop is an international non-profit association registered in Brussels. The founding members of the organization bring together industry, government, and non-governmental organizations to form a network for advances in policy that create enabling system conditions for circularity across the European economy.


Resource Management Association Scotland

The RMAS is the trade association for micro, small and medium sized resource management companies operating in Scotland.

Our mission is to inform and represent the views of the resource management sector across Scotland.


Scottish Churches Housing Action
0131 477 4500

We bring together the main Churches in their work to eliminate homelessness in Scotland.

We connect the Churches with a major social problem, which affects some 80,000 people in Scotland each year. We link local problems of homelessness with national means of tackling them.


Scottish Community Alliance

0131 2609501

Our overarching aim is to help the community sector in Scotland to develop its own distinct identity and voice so that it can campaign effectively on a wide range of issues. We see our work as having two main functions – to promote the work of local people in their communities and to influence national policy development.

Scottish Men’s Sheds Association
07397 382533

The Scottish Men’s Shed Association was launched in November 2015 with the aim of helping new and existing groups to set up and run a Men’s Shed in their local town or community. They are here to give a helping hand to anyone looking for assistance or more information on what it means to develop and run a Men’s Shed in Scotland.

Social Enterprise Academy
0131 243 2670


We help people use their personal strengths to build sustainable enterprises and achieve greater social impact. Our learning and development programmes focus on learning by doing and are flexible, practical and responsive. Join a programme in your area or work with us to develop a tailored programme for your organisation or network.

Social Enterprise Network Scotland
0131 220 4104

Social Enterprise Network Scotland was created in June 2020 by the merger of SENSCOT and Social Firms Scotland. Over the last 20 years, Senscot and Social Firms Scotland have worked to support the development and growth of social enterprise including social firms across Scotland.

Social Enterprise Scotland
0131 2432650

Social Enterprise Scotland is The Voice of Social Enterprise – bringing together social enterprises and their supporters into a strong campaigning force.


Social Farms and Gardens Scotland
0131 623 7058

Social Farms & Gardens is a UK wide charity supporting communities to farm, garden and grow together. We work closely with the Scottish Government to help shape and enact policies, building and nurturing healthier soils and gardening with wildlife.


0141 440 0122



SURF is Scotland’s regeneration forum. Its overall objective is to address poverty in Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities. The SURF network is the primary arena for independent debate on community regeneration in Scotland.

The Verdancy Group
0800 707 6710

The Verdancy Group provides sustainability training and environmental guidance to organisations, schools and communities. Education is key to our vision. In collaboration with industry experts, we have developed a suite of materials to heighten awareness and develop knowledge of sustainability, both in the workplace and at home.

Cost: Supporter Membership

If you are a local authority, waste management company, private sector small to medium enterprise (SME) or individual that supports the work of CRNS and our Members, then you can become a Supporter.

Supporters receive the following member benefits:

  • Membership Pack (including certificate)
  • Free access to CRNS regional forums and thematic seminars
  • Member rates for CRNS annual conference
  • Communications support

Our membership year is the calendar year (January to December) if you join part way through the year your supporter membership fee will be pro-rata’d for the number of months remaining during the year.


Supporter Member CategoryAnnual Fee
Local Authority / Public Sector£500
SME / Private Sector£500
Below micro-entity reporting requirements
Defined by Companies House as meeting 2 of 3 tests:
– less £632k turnover
– less 10 employees
– less £316 on balance sheet
Private Sector with an annual turnover of less that £100k£100
Private Individual£100
Third Sector Intermediary Support OrganisationReciprocal Fee Arrangement

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    We will contact you with a simple application form, please complete and return it as directed. Your application will then go through our internal verification process, we may ask you some supplementary questions and all applications are subject to final Trustee approval.

    CRNS Membership values

    All members are expected to:

    • Support the growth of the community resource management sector
    • Demonstrate a commitment to the principles of Zero Waste and the Circular Economy
    • Share knowledge and information with CRNS and other members
    • Consider collaboration and partnership with other members
    • Seek to avoid unfair or inappropriate competition with other members
    • Strive to achieve local accountability in the delivery of their services
    • Support the creation of local employment and volunteering opportunities
    • Strive to be well governed and managed organisations
    • Seek to operate in a sustainable and ethical manner
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