Where Can The Money Go: Johnstone and Linwood

Several projects have applied for money in Johnstone and Linwood

If you live in this area- you SHOULD VOTE for three projects using the Johnstone and Linwood 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


With the full support of the local community, Lottery and Children In Need Youth Interventions has opened our first HUB for young people in Linwood and they're loving it!

The aim of this application is to fund a HUB for the young people of Johnstone where we’ll deliver a three tiered accessible service and evening youth space, helping young people to:

1.Improve their emotional health and wellbeing

  1. Have a safe space to interactive with other teenagers while accessing highly skilled practitioners who can help them feel better
  2. Engage with activities that they might not otherwise have access to (drama/sport/art/music etc.)

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

At the boys brigade all of our events cater for all age groups in the Battalion from primary 1 to 18years. 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 .

Lapwing Lodge Camp staff - Lapwing lodge Scout reach activities - £2500

We would like to expand our existing escape room using new and current technologies to provide various types of experiences, and scenarios to suit different age groups , we require to purchase more equipment and develop our strategies for a more exciting escape experience

Johnstone Castle Learning Centre - Johnstone Castle Chaos Club - £3000

The Chaos Club has been operating since September 1999 and we have recently had an increase in numbers attending each evening but especially on a Friday evening. This funding would be able to allow to continue to provide 4 hours of youth work for approximately 40 weeks.  Our Friday evenings consist of us using the entire building including the main hall to provide games and sporting activities. The project will continue to benefit the wider community as our service has been proven to reduce anti social behaviour, youth disorder and crime within the area.

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.

Linstone Housing Association - SPACE 2.0 - £3000

SPACE 2.0 is the second phase of developing an exciting new youth space in Linwood. This phase will include FREE creative workshops run by Create Paisley and Linstone 20/20 such as:  • Vlog-making •   Film-editing •    Research trips to fun spaces and community cafes •            Comic book making •     Branding design •            3D design technology to design the interior of the SPACE.  These will run from October 2019 until February 2020 – food and transport included. You will also be able to work on developing further funding applications which will go towards the funds needed to refurbish YOUR SPACE in the way YOU design it!

Johnstone High School - Johnstone High School Football Education Project - £1890

The project would give students chances to gain coaching awards, teaching them essential life skills, allowing development personally and professionally. It would have huge impacts on the J&L community as these students would provide community football, allowing kids chances to access football activities previously unavailable to them. This gives young people activity to take part in and possibly reduce risks of them engaging in anti-social behaviour. If we run free of charge football activity then we can certainly contribute positively to their wellbeing by keeping them in a safe environment, teach new skills, but most importantly, have fun.

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”

Active Communities Youth Drop In - Active Communities Youth Drop In - £2400

Our Youth Drop In will provide young people will a safe, stable and supportive environment where we can learn, have fun and flourish together in the Johnstone community. The project aims to provide young people with the skills and tools to flourish in their community while becoming active citizens. Our project has lots of new opportunities for young people to learn and develop such as the Community Achievement Awards. Our project is designed and led by young people in your community.

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.

Class Acts - Issue based Drama on Internet Safety - £2311

Class Acts Youth Workers always have a conversation with members to see what the group wishes to focus on each term. The group would like to tackle the issues surrounding online safety targeting the 8-12 year age group. We would hope to gain information and resources from the Child Exploitation & Online Protection (CEOP) team. The group will then develop their performance based on the information provided by CEOP and individual experiences. The performance will be researched, written and performed by the members.

West Johnstone Youth Club - Positive Health and Wellbeing - £0

The West Johnstone Positive Health and Wellbeing Project is a chance for young people to showcase talents, participate in a community project, and have fun in a friendly environment. Young people have the choice between a football tournament, a talent show, and a recording session. All activities are youth led, which means you get to make the decisions in planning the events!

CREATE Paisley - CREATE Cafe on TOUR Part One : Linwood and Johnstone - £2875

CREATE Cafe on Tour Part One : Linwood and Johnstone

Create Cafe Open Mic nights have been very well attended youth lead events held in a safe and well coming space on a Friday evenings at Blend Cafe in Paisley for many years.

We now want to take this out into other area and create a CREATE Cafe space in your own local community starting by piloting the tour in Linwood and Johnstone in 2020.

The CREATE Cafe Open Mic Nights provides space for young people to perform,  meet up, take part, build friendships and gain new skills.  The evenings are lead by young people supported by staff and volunteers.


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.

Renfrewshire District Scouts - Linwood Scout Troop - Minibus - £1584

Renfrewshire Scouts require to hire a minibus on a weekly basis to transport Scouts from Linwood to Johnstone for their weekly meeting

The reason is that this area is deprived and that parents are not able to provide their own transport.   There is no direct bus service. 

We want the YP of Linwood to continue to benefit from Scouting and to have the experience of the 'fun and adventure' that is provides.

Please help with this cost, the YP will really appreciate it.


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.

Fordbank Scout Group - Scouting for Everyone - £2889.41

Providing more experiences and opportunities for young adults (and young people) by buying new equipment to support adventures away and outdoor experiences more exciting, fun and independent. Helping to reduce the cost to anyone who wants to try Scouting at Fordbank Scout Group by keeping all activities and meetings as low cost as possible for everyone

Linwood, Johnstone and Gryffe Community Sport Hub - Linwood, Johnstone and Gryffe Physical Inactivity Project - £3000

Our project aims to increase participation in sport through training volunteer groups

such as teachers, parents and senior pupils. These volunteers will be trained in National Governing Body (NGB) courses and bespoke workshops. These will give the volunteers the knowledge and confidence to deliver quality sports sessions. These sessions will be aimed at getting as many people active as possible including people who are currently inactive and harder to reach groups who struggle to access the same opportunities.


Linwood High School - Get Linwood Moving - £3000

As young people move through their teenage years their involvement with any physical activity reduces, especially among young women who are half as likely to be involved in sport at secondary school as they are in primary. We would like to target everyone, but particularly girls to get more active and in turn try to inspire the next generation to remain active when they come to high school.

We would like pupils to encourage their parents and grandparents to take part in activities, modelling how easy it is to then maintain healthy levels of activity. Pupils will be involved hosting workshops, preparing healthy buffets and interacting with local people to promote the events.