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Edinburgh Tool Library

The Edinburgh Tool Library exists to support the local community, offering a low-cost method for borrowing tools while providing expert advice, practical workshops and employment and help to young trainees.

Since achieving charitable status in 2014, The Edinburgh Tool Library has built its inventory entirely from donated tools. They opened their doors to the public in March 2015, becoming the first Tool Library in the UK.

Their Resident Entrepreneur project focuses on using data in new and informed ways. As part of their project, they have developed a charitable giving campaign and a data tool for tool libraries which includes a carbon calculator. The programme has helped them reach out to other organisations for expert help in data, marketing and environmental models.

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