About The Uphub
The UpHub project grew out of the successful Rags To Riches (R2R) social enterprise, which was founded in 2009.
The R2R team saw the need to expand its capabilities in making items from repurposed wood, plastic and textiles. The UpHub was born, and eventually awarded a Climate Challenge Fund grant for April 2020-March 2022 which will help with this expansion by providing financial resources for many aspects of the project like staffing, refurbishment, machinery, rent, workshops, etc.
The UpHub works to continue and expand the success of R2R and provide the Govanhill community with education around climate change, practical upcycling workshops, items for purchase from the online retail shop, employability opportunities and a generous carbon savings.
While the funding for this project is now complete, we are continuing on with our work at the UpHub. To read about the work we’ve been doing as a part of The Climate Challenge Fund you can read our Final Report here.