CRNI is a member and board member of RREUSE, the European network representing social enterprises active in re-use, repair and recycling. Through this umbrella organisation, CRNI is able to contribute to European policy as well as learn from other Member States how to support our members and help mainstream reuse and repair in Ireland. CRNI also currently holds the Vice President role for RREUSE.

Right to Repair

CRNI is a member of the Right to Repair campaign, a coalition of European organisations pushing for system change around repair. Through this coalition, CRNI is able to contribute to Euroepan policy in particular related to repair, promote our repair members as well as learning from other Member States how to better support repair activiites in Ireland.


CRNI is a member of ECOS, an international NGO advocating for environmentally friendly technical standards, policies and laws. Through this membership we help ensure the reuse, repair and recycling voice is heard when standards are developed and help to drive change by providing expertise to policymakers and industry players, leading to the implementation of strong environmental principles.

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Community Resources Network Scotland

CRNI is a proud supporter of the Community Resources Network Scotland, the national membership body for the community reuse and recycling sector in Scotland.

Alliance for Insurance Reform

CRNI is a member of the Alliance for Insurance Reform, which brings together a range of civic and business organisations from across Ireland in highlighting the negative impact of persistently high premiums and calling for real reforms that will quickly reduce liability and motor insurance premiums to affordable levels and keep them that way. Through this membership we hope to tackle the high insurance premiums our members face and address prohibitive liability issues around repair.

The Wheel

CRNI is a member of The Wheel, Ireland’s national association of community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises. Through this membership we contribute to national policy on the community and voluntary sector on behalf of our members and connect with other similar organisations.

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Our funders

EPA National Waste Prevention Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the National Waste Prevention Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

Pilot Northern Ireland Reuse and Repair Network

CRNI received funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and rural Affairs in 2020 to carry out a pilot establishing a reuse and repair network in Northern Ireland.

For more information about the project see here.

Circular Textiles

CRNI is leading an EPA Green Enterprise project Circular Textiles, which will test the impact of three different separate collection systems for textiles and explore how we could manage the additional quantity of textiles that are collected. This project will be concluded in 2022.

For more information about the project see here.