Where Can The Money Go: Paisley East

Several projects have applied for money in Paisley East

If you live in this area- you SHOULD VOTE for three projects project using the Paisley East 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

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 .

Loud N  Proud - Positive Paisley - £3000

To create a song(s) that will inspire the youth of Paisley to be more active and think about the community and the environment they live in. The song will form the basis of a promotional video that will be distributed to all social media platforms.

The participants will experience a professional level production working with experienced musicians and technicians including: Song Writing, Music Composition and Arranging, Recording Music, and generally learning how a studio works, Mixing Music, Writing a Story Board for The Video and Filming The Video.

The aim is to use music to send out a positive message.

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.

Alba Thistle BC 2003 - Alba Thistle BC 2003 - £1500

Alba Thistle 2003 are a local Football Club that play in the Paisley Johnstone and District Football Youth Football League. We are an inclusive club who have boys from all over the Paisley region. Our aim is to develop as a Club and bring boys who want to play together. We actively encourage boys to come down and try our training if they have an interest in football and are looking for somewhere to play. Our training is of a high standard and is run by fully qualified coaches who are passionate about their sport.

Kustom Kruizers CIC - Bike, Scooter and BMX Health Checks - £1175

Feel like you should be more active? Got a bike that’s rusting in the shed? If so,

Kustom Kruizers could help you out.

We are a community project based in Renfrew that will provide a “pop-up” drop-in service in Barshaw Park throughout Spring and Summer. Simply bring your “wheels”

(bicycle, scooter, BMX) down to the BMX track on Saturday afternoons and our fully-qualified bike mechanics will service it, de-grease it and repair any worn or damaged bits. Free of charge!  It’s a great opportunity to hang-out, learn new bike maintenance skills and become more active at the same time.

Renfrewshire Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament

 - M.A.D Club (Make Another Decision Club) - £655

Monthly meeting of Young people to debate issues close to their heart

Bring findings and issues to their Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament

Learn how decisions are make by the council

Allow young people from across Renfrewshire to come together in Renfrewshire Council chambers and gain inter-generational democracy

Developing skills of debaters/young people to go back into their communities to work with other young people and bring about positive change


CREATE Paisley - CREATE Cafe Plus - £2934

Cafe Plus

Create Cafe Open Mic nights are a space on a Friday evenings in Blend Cafe 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 young volunteers.

Young people have asked us to put on more cafe nights and organise more events for them to be involved in and help run. This funding will let us put on more cafe nights and develop the young volunteers within the team by providing training and employability skills.




CREATE Paisley - Wellbeing Ambassadors - £2000

Wellbeing Ambassadors are young volunteers and staff trained to provide help, support and information around wellbeing. Young people taking the lead and helping other young people and reducing the stigma of mental ill health.  We would like to develop a Wellbeing Area at the Cafe Nights where young people can take part in creative activities or pick up information on wellbeing and mental health.

The Ambassadors would also be involved in the Open Mind Festival showcasing their skills and talents to the wider community. This volunteer opportunity would provide the training and support to develop new skills.

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.

CREATE Paisley - Young Creator 5 Ways to Wellbeing - £2964

Young Creator: 5 Way to Wellbeing:

A how to guide to better health and wellbeing.

Young Creators: Young people that lead in the development and delivery of events, programmes and resources. The opportunity for young people to get involved, learn new skills.  Create resource for other young people using film, social media, music and art to highlight the importance of self-care and self-kindness. This resource would be launched at Open Mind Festival 2020 promoted within schools to reduce the stigma of mental ill health.

 - Sport for Change - £1475

The project will train 25 S3-4 pupils from Paisley Grammar in the UK Sports Leader Level 4 Award, the young people undertaking the qualification will learn and demonstrate important life skills such as effective communication and organisation whilst learning to lead basic physical activity to younger people, their peers and the wider community.  The funding will allow  pupils to reach their full potential in leadership and sport.

St Andrew's Academy PE Department - St Andrew's Academy Coaching Academy - £3000

An opportunity for pupils to be inspiring role models in their school. Delivering quality coaching across the associated primary schools getting more people more active.

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.

CREATE Paisley - Perceptions of Youth Social Documentary - £1950

Perceptions of Youth Film Project

Look at the image of young people in the area and exploring ,  celebrating ,reflecting and challenging the various stereotypes that adults in Paisley have about young people. Working together to promote positive community involvement. Young people would again or develop skill in media production, documentary writing, interviewing techniques and group work skill.

Renfrewshire Carers Centre - Renfrewshire Carers Centre Young Carers Project - £1693

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”