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New Year – New Skill: Learn to sew at our Textile Recycling Workshops at Disability Direct Nottingham

January 11th, 2017

Tiger Green Textiles will be running Textile Recycling Workshops with R.E.A.C.H. at Disability Direct Nottingham, Old Basford Community Centre.

They will run fortnightly on Saturdays starting 14 January.

Taking donated materials, we will be recycling them into crafts and gift items. There will be lots of opportunity for you to flex your creative muscles.

Our community workshops are free to attend so why not come and join us at our next workshops:

Saturday 14 January – 11am – 2pm

Saturday 28 January – 11am – 2pm

Saturday 11 February – 11am – 2pm

Saturday 25 February – 11am – 2pm


Disability Direct Nottingham,

Old Basford Community Centre, Bramble Close, NG6 0QG

The project takes donated clothing, fabrics and haberdashery and gives them a new lease of life. Working as a team, the workshops provide an opportunity for people of all abilities and skill levels to make wonderful products which will then be sold to support the project – you are also welcome to purchase items made on the day.

You can:

v Learn a new life skill

v Share your skills

v Make new friends

v Help to give discarded clothing and fabrics a new lease of life

v Have fun!

We will be making a range of craft items and it will be a team effort – so creative ideas are welcome.

We are looking for project supporters and would welcome donations of clothing, fabrics, haberdashery and anything else that we can recycle into something new, or even a sewing machine. Get in touch with Toni for more information – [email protected]

Share this with your friends and connect with us:

Facebook: TigerGreenTextiles

Twitter: @TigerGreenTex


Our Tiger Green Textiles Project is about Recycling

June 2nd, 2017

Our project is about #recycling

We turn unwanted clothing and materials into crafts, accessories, soft furnishings and other items.

We do this by running community workshops, offering people the opportunity to join with others to learn and share skills, make new friends and enjoy a creative atmosphere that builds confidence.

Read the full story here.

Working with the Dorcas Life - Group

August 10th, 2017

We have been really pleased with the interest and support we have received for our  Tiger Green Textiles project - recycling unwanted clothing and fabric into beautiful craft, gift and home ware items. We work in and with the community to offer opportunities to learn and share skills.

Read the full story of our work with the Dorcas Life-Group here.

Press Release: Tiger Work Skills Project funded by the Big Lottery

October 6th, 2017

Tiger Community Enterprise CIC is pleased to announce that we have received funding from the Big Lottery for our Tiger Work Skills Project.

We will be offering work skills training in sales marketing and events on live projects run by ourselves and for partner organisations.

Voluntary places will be available to young people, disabled people and the unemployed to work with us at Disability Direct Nottingham, ensuring accessibility for all.

This will be a great opportunity for those accepting places with us to build on their work skills and improve their pathways to employment.

For the disabled people that work with us they will be able to assess their capabilities in the workplace and therefore build their confidence in their ability to work in an integrated environment.

We previously ran a pilot scheme working with students from New College Nottingham which was very successful. We were impressed with the quality of the work the students engaged in and their work ethic.

We therefore wanted an be able to offer placements again to those looking to build their work experience. The funding from the Big Lottery allows us to do this.

It also enables us, as a community enterprise, to increase our presence and engage in further work to support the local community.

Our director James Warner said 'I came to Tiger initially on the NCN project, helping with events. I enjoyed it so much I came back to volunteer after my first year of university and then came on board as a director. My fellow director Toni Jarvis and I are looking forward to offering similar opportunities to other young people, particularly those with a disability, who may find it more difficult to access the workplace. By working with Disability Direct Nottingham we are able to ensure that we are providing equality to those on the project and encouraging an integrated work environment where everybody can benefit.'

Toni Jarvis, Project Director says 'Tiger is all about helping people to help themselves and supporting enterprise. We believe this project manages both these aims, as our team will work on live projects that have a positive impact on the local community and also support our partner organisations. Working collaboratively means we are stronger together.'

Anyone interested in finding out more about the project can contact James at: [email protected]

Or Toni at: [email protected]

Notes to Editors:

Tiger Community Enterprise CIC works to support community organisations and businesses through enterprising projects that engage with the community and through business support.

Disability Direct in Nottingham prides itself on being able to make a difference to disabled people, older people and carers residing in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Promoting positive change in a non-political and non-campaigning way. As an organisation, they have a strong sense of commitment to empowering people to make their own choices and make positive decisions about independent living opportunities.

Sneinton StrEAT Festival

January 30th, 2018

Nottingham StrEAT is back with a great series of community events in conjunction with Sneinton market.

Our first event is on Saturday 14 April 11am - 7pm

A community market featuring some fabulous local makers and community projects.

A Showcase stage with some brilliant local performers run with support from Nottingham College.

Amazing streetfood from our new Community StrEAT Food Stall with popular Duck Fat Roasties on the menu.

We are excited to make this a regular feature on the Sneinton landscape, bringing the best of Nottingham to Sneinton on a monthly basis. 

We’re taking stall bookings now so would love to hear from you if you would like to take part.

Please share so we can make this a great community event.

You can find the event details on the Nottingham StrEAT Facebook event page

StrEAT Food Stall

March 29th, 2018

We would like you to support the launch of our new community StrEAT Food Stall.

Tiger Community Enterprise CIC has been supporting streetfood as part of our Nottngham StrEAT events for a number of years. Mainly because we like a good meal when we are busy all day running events!

We've also enjoyed working with Andrew and Jo at The Green Kitchen over the past few years, at events including the Nottingham Winter Wonderland Christmas Markets. Serving up tasty Duck Fat Roasties, Steak and Ale Stew and Barbeque Chicken.

With the help of The Green Kitchen we are now launching our own community streetfood stall. With Duck Fat Roasties so popular on their menu, we are going to be including them as the core of our new menu, along with the Stew and Chicken as specials.

As a community organisation we will be working with students and the unemployed, offering voluntary work experience opportunities in a live business. Sharing the chance to find out what it's really like cooking outside with limited resources, building resilience and confidence in the kitchen.

Our volunteers will also be able to work with us to develop the menu and the direction of the streetfood stall, opening up opportunities for paid work.

Our aim is to build the StrEAT Food Stall to become an established streetfood name around the city and also to become sustainable, generating income for Tiger Community Enterprise CIC, which will allow us to run more community projects in Nottingham.

We had our launch event on Friday 23 March at Minor Oak which is located at Sneinton Avenues, an up and coming area of the City. We were pleased to have a fabulous turn out of friends and supporters along with some interested passers by! The feedback on the food was a resounding ‘yum’, ‘it was lovely’, ‘that was so nice’ – what more can we ask.

You will start to see us popping up at locations around the City – we will be regulars at our own Nottingham StrEAT events taking place monthly on Sneinton Market and Smithy Row as well as other community events. If you would like to book us for your event please get in touch: [email protected]

We are also interested in regular pitches, so it you work at a large organisation that would like to have a regular ‘streetfood lunch’ day then let’s have a conversation.

As a non profit organisation, all the profits that we earn from this project will go into the Tiger kitty (no pun intended!) to ensure we can run more community projects in and around the city – initially supporting projects we already run, such as our community recycling project Tiger Green Textiles, however, over time we would like to launch exciting new projects to fill community needs.

Please follow us on social media to keep track of our progress and find out where you can get our yummy food:

Facebook – Nottingham StrEAT

Twitter - @NottmStrEAT

Instagram: @TigerShowcases

Nottingham StrEAT

April 5th, 2018

Our flagship Nottingham StrEAT is back in Nottingham City Centre throughout 2018.

After a little break, where we have been off doing various other projects and working with lots of wonderful people, we are really pleased to be running Nottingham StrEAT again.

This community street market showcases the best of local businesses and community projects, including food producers, arts, crafts and streetfood. Showing why Nottingham is a great place to live and work and highlighting the variety and diversity of independent business, projects that are running and as always at a StrEAT event – great street food.

Providing a City Centre location on Smithy Row (alongside the Council House), stallholders can invite established customers to visit them and also get to know lots of new customers in this prime location with high footfall.

We are also pleased to be showcasing our new community streetfood project – The StrEAT Food Stall. Popping up around the city at community events, we offer work experience opportunities to young people and the unemployed and as a non profit organisation any profits we make from the stall will go back into the Tiger kitty to support our other community projects.

We like to celebrate all that is good about Nottingham, so welcome community projects and businesses to showcase the great activities and services that are taking place right under our noses.

So come down and explore the fabulous people, products and projects that make Nottingham great.

If you would like to book a stall or connect with us please get in touch:

[email protected]

Facebook – Nottingham StrEAT

Twitter - @NottmStrEAT

Press Release: Nottingham StrEAT - Smithy Row on 5 May 2018

April 25th, 2018

Our flagship Nottingham StrEAT is back in Nottingham City Centre throughout 2018.

Our first outing is on Saturday 12 May, open to the public 10am - 5pm.

Smithy Row runs along the side of the Council House in Nottingham City Centre, joining Clumber Street to the Market Square.

This community street market showcases the best of local businesses and community projects, you can find out what is happening in the good city of Nottingham and surrounds.  Support local community projects, treat your self to a streetfood lunch and find some unique gift items to take home.

Heading up the streetfood will be our own community StrEAT Food Stall serving up delicious Duck Fat Roast Potatoes, Steak and Ale Stew and BBQ Chicken. Offering work experience to young people and supporting Tiger Community Enterprise projects from the profits.

Gyro-Vision are going to be bringing us authentic Greek food from their streetfood van. Remind yourself of your Greek holiday with traditional Gyros and Souvelakis.

A taste of the Orient comes from All Things Sweet with tasty Chinese steamed buns and bubble tea. Also dumplings stuffed with meat and veg and served with dips.

Calypso Catering will be bringing Caribbean Jerk Chicken and other delights to tickle your taste buds.

We like to celebrate all that is good about Nottingham, so welcome community projects and businesses to showcase the great activities and services that are taking place right under our noses.

For this market we will be joined by Disability Direct Nottingham, a user led organisation supporting disabled and older people, their carers and friends and family with a wide range of services. Find out what they do and how you can help to keep their services open.

We are very pleased to be supported by the Coop at Nottingham Station and the Meadows so that we can provide free space to community groups on our market.

We have an array of other traders to tantalise you:

AC Crafts will tempt you into crafting with a great selection of craft materials, yarns and craft packs as well as some super crafts and cards they make too.

Love Taliesin Jewellery have some beautiful items. All handmade and offering a mix of styles there will surely be something for that perfect gift.

We are so excited to see the Platypus girls back with us with their unique brand of streetwear. Original clothese designed in Nottingham and produced in the UK. Why wouldn't you want to buy British!

Also back with us are Jane and her colleagues from East Mids Avon Team with all the latest make up and tends from Avon. This well known brand brings you cosmetics including make up, skincare and perfume and some lovely costume jewellery.

He's been waiting for this for a while so it's great to have Simon Bonsai with us with his perfect little Bonsai trees. Simon's been growing and selling his trees for over 25 years. Each one comes with a care sheet so that you can get years of joy from your tree.

The Brand Ambassador for Nottingham & Nottinghamshire for Ridiculously Rich by Alana, Neil McStravick will be showcasing great Luxury Hand Made Cakes. This is the business by Alana who was the 2016 BBC One ‘The Apprentice’ winner.

We are hoping to have our other community project - Tiger Green Textiles - with us (volunteers and stall permitting). Our recycle project works with people in the community turning preloved materials into lovely craft and gift items.

So come down and explore the fabulous people, products and projects that make Nottingham great.

If you would like to book a stall or connect with us please get in touch:

[email protected]

Facebook – Nottingham StrEAT

Twitter - @NottmStrEAT