Recreate Ireland

Recreate is a thriving social enterprise making art materials and educational supplies affordable and accessible to every sector of the community for all kinds of creative purposes. Our vision is to establish a national social enterprise fostering creativity, valuing social inclusion and protecting the environment.





Type of organisation:

Social enterprise


  • Active citizenship
  • Anti-discrimination
  • Arts and Culture
  • Children
  • Education and training
  • Employment and job creation
  • Environment
  • Immigration, refugee and asylum seeker supports
  • Mental health
  • Poverty alleviation
  • Services for people with disabilities
  • Services for Travellers and ethnic minorities
  • Social inclusion
  • Sustainable development
  • Unemployment
  • Volunteering
  • Young people / youth work


  • Digitalization
  • European learning networks and exchanges
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Cultural and artistic innovation
  • Governance
  • Policy, advocacy and campaigns
  • Research

About the organisation

ReCreate is a social enterprise with a vision to inspire curiosity, creativity and care for people the environment.

We do this by working:

  • To Foster Creativity: To inspire creativity and curiosity through access to open-ended materials and training on their use
  • To inspire Champions of Reuse: To be the ‘Go To’ source for education on reuse and champion environmental sustainability
  • To support social inclusion: Provide effective workplace experience to those in need.

EU Project Experience

Some experience

PUSH Pop-Up Shop Helper (ERASMUS+): The project aims to develop a unique innovative entrepreneurial training product to help those in the creative/artistic sector to make the transition from creativity to commercialization. (To make a living from their work).

EU Funding Goals

  • In two years: to build a network that will help us secure reserves for 5 years.
  • In five years: to expand our operations to one new location and impart our knowledge to new European startups.
  • In ten years: to have four centers covering Ireland and become to go to reuse social enterprise.


  • Expertise in creative re-use
  • Expertise in Early Childhood and Primary School Workshop and learning outcomes
  • Expertise in working with those with additional needs


Contact Name:

Stuart Croasdell

Job Title:

Operations Manager

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