Where Can The Money Go: Gleniffer

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The projects in this area are:


Blackstoun United Football Club 2006:

The impact of football on the physical and mental wellbeing of young people is widely acknowledged. Football also provides a positive social context for developing skills for life and work including teamwork and effective communication as well as developing emotional resilience and a sense of belonging.

Blue Triangle Housing Association:

We will purchase an outdoor hut that will provide much needed space for a social hub & activities/workshops from budgeting skills to art therapy. This will greatly benefit the mental wellbeing of the young people within our youth homeless unit who typically contend with mental health issues. It ‘ll provide a space for our service users to develop their skills, knowledge & confidence across a range of life skills to help them sustain their tenancy.


This project will give young artists and bands from all over Renfrewshire an opportunity to increase their skills in sound and video. They will get a high-quality industry standard promotional video and recording of their live which can be used to promote themselves and get a better chance to become gigging artists. Increase the number of young people taking part in creative activity in Renfrewshire. Increase opportunities for young people to develop their creative ambition. Stimulate the local economy. Realise the potential contribution creativity can make to education, social inclusion and quality of life.

CREATE Nurture Group & Nurture Room Lunch Club:

CREATE Nurture Group operated from within the Gleniffer High School Nurture Hub offering creative activities specifically for pupils (11-18) identified as at risk of dropping out of education or those who would benefit from additional support. The Nurture Room Lunch Club is open to all school pupils and offers a safe, warm space to have their lunch in a calm and relaxed environment where there are creative activities are available.

Gleniffer High School:

* Encourage equality of opportunity - access to equipment young people in our area often can't afford * Develop mental & physical health - increased outdoor activity through bike club * Develop employability skills - learn bike maintenance * Upskill children to increase health & safety of young people and the community - keep selves and others safe by maintaining equipment * Develop life skills confidence, communication and leadership skills.

I Was Gonnae:

Music is a universal language which stirs emotions in everyone. Learning a little about how songs and music are put together from a professional musician gives a unique insight into the industry. The goal is for the participants to produce a song over the 4-week period. This will be professionally put together in a studio by the musician and copies distributed to everyone. Whether you enjoy Pop, Rock, Indie funk or any other types of music is fun. 

Lamont Farm Project:

Lamont Farm Project has been a local charity in the Renfrewshire Area for the past 45 years who helps to look after animals of all shapes and sizes. As a charity we rely purely on fundraising and donations and without the support from our local communities there are over 50 rescued animals that would have to be rehomed or put to sleep as many cannot be accommodated elsewhere. There are no other facilities like us within the local area.

Loud N Proud:

This is a course to teach young bands and artists how to take a good idea for a song and develop it into a great one. The aim is to give young creators the skills to bring out the best in their song ideas and improve their skills as a songwriter.  This is a chance for young artists to work with music industry professionals who have toured the world in bands and have written music for some of the biggest bands in the country and scored music for film and TV.  This is important because being able to write your own material is the only way for young artists to become full time in the music industry.

PACE Theatre Company:

Free bursary places at PACE Youth Theatre for local young people aged 3-21 whose financial circumstances, due to the impact of the cost-of-living crisis or otherwise, mean that they are unable to participate. Benefits of youth theatre participation include improved confidence, mental wellbeing, communication skills, creative thinking and enhanced employment prospects.


This is an opportunity to give a voice and promote equality of opportunities for diverse minority communities in Renfrewshire, by giving young adults with musical talent a chance to benefit from a mentorship programme to help them pursue a career in music. The project will benefit the wider community by bringing communities together, increase inter-cultural dialogue and reduce isolation.

Paisley Pirates Supporters Club:

By utilising what we have in the Arena, we would like to feed into the Paisley Pirates senior team. We would do this through our Junior Development programme working with local youth agencies offering taster on ice sessions and lengthier trials as their skills progressed. To do this we would need provide all relevant safety equipment and appropriate clothing. We would also have to cover insurance and competition application fees.

Paisley Rugby Football Club (The Importance of Looking After Our Community):

Paisley Rugby Club is passionate about targeting food poverty and committed to providing free healthy fruit and a hot meal to all our juniors on match days. Regular maintenance of our community-based club house is required, and we invite all willing members to help wherever possible. This includes our youth section who understand the importance of taking a pride in places they use. Youth attendance at community gala days is always guaranteed too.

Renfrewshire Carers Centre:

The transition from Young Carers to Adult services can be challenging, overwhelming and daunting. Our aim for our Young Adult Carers is to realise their potential, have the same opportunities as other young adults and have a life outside of their caring role. Help us to support them by providing financial, mental and physical well-being and social interaction to enable them to enjoy the transition.

Solid Rock Cheer and Gym:

Solid Rock Training and Development Project will offer young people an opportunity to become involved with this exciting group of young athletes taking part and competing at local, national and international level, improving fitness, well-being, and most importantly, having fun with friends. This project is based in Linwood, and available to all young people across Renfrewshire aged between 3 and 25.

Who Cares? Scotland:

All children deserve a good childhood. Young people in care tell us they can feel different to their friends, embarrassed and don't always get opportunities to groups outside school. Who Cares? Scotland wants to provide fun groups that Renfrewshire’s' Care Experienced young people can come together with others who understand. They will have fun times and make friends in a safe space where they feel they belong and talk openly about their lives.