Where Can The Money Go? Erskine, Inchinnan, Bishopton & Langbank

Several projects have applied for money in Erskine, Inchinnan, Bishopton & Langbank

If you live in this area- you SHOULD VOTE for three projects using the Erskine, Inchinnan, Bishopton & Langbank constituency link 



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The projects in this area are:

Young Enterprise Scotland - Renfrewshire Area - Young Enterprise Scotland - Renfrewshire Area - £2500

The young enterprise company programme Renfrewshire, ran entirely by volunteers is an immersive opportunity for senior phase school pupils to develop skills that will help them in whatever path they follow – such as working with others, marketing, customer service, finance, planning, sales etc – all done and managed in a safe but competitive environment where all volunteers are PVG’d. The programme costs 5000 a year to run. This year we hope to benefit over 100 Renfrewshire pupils from Aug 2019 to March 2020

Paisley Pirates Ice Hockey Club - Paisley Pirates Ice Hockey Club - Junior Development Ice Provision. - £2000

Although our on ice activities take place in Braehead, Renfrew, the club is run from Erskine.

We have several volunteers & players who live within the Erskine, Inchinnan & Bishopton area.  Pirates head coach, who is the GB U16 assistant coach lives in Erskine & our club Captain resides in Inchinnan.

Attainment levels increase with involvement in sport. Other benefits include a healthier lifestyle & a sense of achievement within a diverse sport.

With demand for a competitive junior development team in the area, we are hoping that with financial support, we will be closer to achieving that goal

The Boys Brigade, Paisley & District Battalion - Battalion Organising & Event Programme - £1000

A the boys brigade all of our events cater for all age groups in the Battalion from primary 1 to 18 years. we hold in excess of 23 events throughout the session. These include sports, physical activities, swimming and fun days for our junior members. Over the session we expect attendance from over 900 boys brigade members, which hopefully through family and friends attracts new members. All of these events require input, commitment and support of our leaders to make the events successful. We believe that our annual events programme of activities will prove to be exciting and enjoyable for all participants.

Renfrewshire Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament - Smart Bus Travel - £2961.6

Free bus travel loaded onto Young Scot Cards . Allow Young People to travel across Renfrewshire to clubs/groups . Improve Health and Wellbeing buy giving Young People access to even more services . Reduce stigma of Young People not being able to afford bus travel .

Erskine Youth Council - Seasonal Youth Events - £2918.9

Erskine Youth Council plan to organise and host three free Seasonal Youth Events for young people aged 12-25 who live in Erskine.

The first event is Zombie Hospital a newly designed escape room where you need to solve puzzles, unlock clues and find the antidote before it’s too late!!

The second event is the Crimbothon featuring a marathon of back to back Christmas film classics for you to enjoy along with festive snacks.

Our third event is the Ultimate silent rave where you can pop on silent disco headphones and let the music take you over!

I Am Me Scotland - Renfrewshire Against Bullying App - £3000

The Renfrewshire Anti Bullying App will give children and young people who have experienced/witnessed bullying a way to:

  • Report incidents directly to the school, with the option to report anonymously
  • Get support and advice about bullying, mental health and other support for young people from links on the app to RespectMe, SeeMe, Young Scot & ChildLine.

The App will be designed and developed with children and young people to make sure it is suitable and easy to use.

Parents/carers and other witnesses will also be able to report bullying to the school, to help keep children and young people safe.

Park Mains Community Sports Hub - Legitimising the Park Mains Sports Leader - £3000

Our project aims to legitimise the Park Mains High School Sports Leader program into a recognised curricular SQA certification, giving a select group of pupils the opportunity to develop confidence, and a healthy sense of community leadership through sport and physical activity. Providing opportunistic pathways to gain qualifications and workplace experience while developing life, work and social skills in the process, with an accompanied link to Mental Health Awareness delivered through a series of workshops. This will be done through a full curricular subject that enables these select few to lead basic physical activities to young children, elderly and everyone in between within the Erskine Community.

Bishopton Tennis Club (BTC) - Pre Season Smashers - £1820

Smash the ball like Andy, serve like Serena; the chance for local young people of all abilities and experience to get a taste for tennis in eight friendly and fun filled free Saturday sessions. With the guidance of two qualified coaches, young people will develop new sporting skills, gain an understanding of the rules of tennis and get to meet new people.

Braehead Junior Ice Hockey Club - Keeping Junior Ice Hockey Alive in Renfrewshire - £372

Braehead Junior Ice Hockey Club, also known as Peewees, introduces young people aged 7 to 17 years, to the exciting and dynamic sport of ice hockey, with twice weekly sessions (training and games) where they learn the skills and drills of ice hockey , learn the disciplines of team sport, have great fun and make lasting friendships. It is a fantastic way to keep fit and active, gain confidence and self-esteem, whilst learning new skills.  The aim of this project is to make participation costs as low as possible to give as many young people as wish to the opportunity to take part.

Erskine Music & Media Studio - EMMS - Music Club - £3000

First rule of Music Club is “Let’s talk about Music Club.” ‘Music Club’ will be a platform for young

people to get together, meet new friends and share insights into something that we all love – music!

Music Club will meet alternately every 2 weeks at EMMS and in Comicrazy Paisley to dive deeper

into some of the best albums of all time.  Who was in the band? What or who inspired them? 

Who took that iconic album cover photo? and much more. Be inspired with monthly trips to top music establishments including recording studios, record labels, partner music community projects and

much more.

Renfrewshire Carers Centre - Renfrewshire Carers Centre Young Carers Project - £1693.71

Young Carers dedicate their childhood to caring for a loved one who has an illness or disability; as a result, they miss opportunities and events with their peers, which leaves them feeling isolated and alone. Young Carers prioritise the health and well being of their family before themselves . This often results in them being   stressed, anxious, losing sleep and struggling to concentrate or attend school.  Respite breaks will give Young Carers the opportunity to have fun, de-stress, make new friends and try new experiences, which will build their confidence. “When you take care of other all the time it gets hard to put your own need first”

Renfrewshire effort to empower minorities - Making healthy choices within the B.A.M.E. community - £2500

This will be done with workshops on healthy eating, encouraging young people to be involved in swimming and sports, There also needs to be information on making healthy choices rather than 'diets'. This has to be a lifestyle change and not a quick fix. there will also be information and participation in exercise not just group exercise but activities such as walking to places or climbing stairs. Exercise can be free it doesn't have to cost anything at all. We want to involve young people in this as being part of a team educating each other is a better way to learn than one person telling them what to do.

Lamont Farm Project - Lamont Farm Project - £3000

Lamont Farm Project will always aim to enhance a young persons experience, whether through school, a project or as a visitor. We believe that every young person should have an opportunity to work with or visit animals if the wish and that we can provide this opportunity, and that we will continue to develop the skills of each young person who visits or volunteers to allow them to reach their full potential.


We would like children and young people to learn how to cook. They will learn cooking, budgeting and fun skills in the kitchen. Each child will be given a chance to bring along their family and cook for them a big group meal. They will shop for ingredients on a budget. After the 4 weeks they will be given a pack to take home and keep. This will include ingredients and cooking equipment. They will also get to meet new people and socialise in their local area creating new friendship groups.


St Mirren YFC are a fully inclusive football club who never turn anyone away regardless of ability.

We promote fun, fitness, team-spirit and develop aspiring young footballers aged 4-18.  We also provide development opportunities for aspiring young coaches through SFA accredited training courses.

The historic playing fields at India Tyres were once the pride of the area but over time have become neglected and unused.  We want to restore these playing fields to their former glory, creating a space for our club, local football leagues, and open to the whole community for various sports, events and community activities.