Choose a sub category to find out where to donate or recycle arts and crafts equipment.
Women in Prison will accept any craft materials at their pickup points in London (Stockwell), Woking and Manchester.
E.g. card-making materials (including old cards), pens, paint, colouring pencils, glitter, wool, pipe-cleaners, crafting paper and card, beads, buttons, etc.
February 2021: Women in Prison have been overwhelmed with donations in the London Area donations to Woking or Manchester may still be possible, please check their FAQ page: https://www.womeninprison.org.uk/contact
Also consider local primary schools, play groups and refugee centres.
Knit For Peace collect spare needles, yarn or other knitting-related paraphernalia. These are used in work with marginalised sections of society, for example in prisons.
Tools with a Mission charity will collect old hand and electrical tools as well as old sewing machines (working and non-working). They refurbish them and send them across the world for livelihood creation.
Mens in Sheds charity brings together men who are lonely and isolated through fixing broken items in a community space.
Find a local project to see if they are interested.