COPE responds to funding award from Scottish Government Islands Programme Funding.
This funding will allow COPE to extend the Shetland Home Co premises at Port Business Park. It will result in a significant increase in retail space and enable all the sorting/processing of donated goods to be done under cover. The project will also include measures to make the existing building more energy efficient.
At COPE we are committed to giving people with learning disabilities the opportunity to participate in a supportive and inclusive work environment. This project will enable us to enhance the offering. The project will help enable more re-use and recycling of goods in Shetland and help promote the circular economy in our island community.
Steven Coutts, CEO said “We are absolutely delighted at the news. We look forward to taking the project forward and ensure we continue to play a strong role in the Shetland community"