Big Help Trading

The Big Help Trading was established in 2015, and from the outset had two aims: to provide a way of raising funds to support the work of the Big Help Project, and to build strong links between the Big Help Project and the community we serve.

The first retail outlet for the Big Help Trading was the community shop in Huyton, which opened in 2015.

All of our retail outlets have a team made up of paid staff and volunteers. 

The Big Help Project Community Shop

Opened in August 2015 by M.P. for Knowsley the Rt. Hon. George Howarth, the then Mayoress of Knowsley Cllr Edna Finneran, and Leader of Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council Andy Moorhead. The Community Shop sells quality preloved adults and children clothes, accessories, books, bric-a-brac and small electricals. The Community Shop also serves as a way for the community to access the Big Help Project's range of services, and is also a donation point for food for Knowlsey Foodbank.


Homes with Style opened in December 2016 by M.P. for Knowsley the Rt. Hon. George Howarth, Mayor of Knowsley Cllr Frank Walsh, Chief Executive of Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council Mike Harden and Leader of Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council Andy Moorhead. Homes with Style is an exciting joint partnership between the Big Help Trading, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Co-op Electrical and local credit unions. Homes with Style offers customers a new, ethical credit option to equip and furnish their home.

Painting Green opened in May 2019

Painting Green is also a member of Community RePaint, a national paint reuse network, sponsored by Dulux, we collect leftover paint and redistribute it. Each year we redistribute around 25,000 litres of landfill bound paint. Alongside donated paint we sell new paint from many well-known manufacturers. For personal or trade use, our paint is excellent quality, and sold at competitive prices.

As part of our vision we are a stockist of ReColour emulsion and masonry paint. This is an environmentally friendly solution produced from leftover reusable paint which is remanufactured into a new quality product.

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Our paint is also available across our Our paint is also available across our Big Help Project Stores throughout Merseyside, throughout Merseyside,



The Big Help Trading Co Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Big Help Project (Reg Charity No: 1141024).

All profits generated by Big Help Trading are used to help tackle poverty in Knowsley and the surrounding area.