Beacons Creative Firelighter Project

Beacons Creative is a social enterprise based in Brecon, which provides gainful employment for people with learning and physical disabilities.  The company has been very successful with its candle making enterprise and is constantly looking for ways to add to its product range and create more revenue to cover its costs.  This project involved the purchase of a wax boiler to melt recycled wax to make fire-lighters to be sold to the trade and directly to customers at Christmas markets.  The product provides opportunities for service users of Beacons Creative and much needed income for the enterprise, while ensuring that old wax does not end up in landfill.  “They were definitely our best seller, so much so that we run out of old wax, so this year we are stock piling. Also we sold them trade in the biggest quantities ever, and some orders were in the region of £1,000 and they have become return customers.”

SDF Grant to this project £850