Where Can The Money Go? Paisley North, West and Central

Several projects  applied for money in Paisley North, West and Central



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The projects in this area are:


Afroscots United - FcAfroscots Fitcamp. - £2000 

Afroscots Fit camp offers teens an opportunity to get out of their routine, socialise, learn,  keep fit and make friends. The coaches are fitness experts with a wealth of experience in Scottish football and make exercising fun.  See our training sessions video below.

Blue Triangle Housing Association - Covid 19 and Mental Health. - £384

We are living in times which can be very different and anxious for us all. Mental health is something which has been negatively affected during the lock down. We would like to run a workshop which allows us all to improve our mental health whilst enabling people to pass this knowledge and support onto others.  Check our the video here on Facebook.

Cameron Dance Group - Dancing Stars. -  £1000

We offer and provide this service all year round at a low cost to encourage all youngsters to get involved including those from low income families. Through our work we also build self esteem ,skills and confidence of these youngsters we operate a grading system where they all undertake annual exams to earn their grades moving up a grade year by year to date 100% passes achieved.

CREATE Paisley - The Event Team- Amplified. - £2000

Event Team-Amplified will be a safe space where young people can explore current issues and look at how they can actively be making their voices heard within the community whether that be through visual art, music, performance or even creating their own campaigns. The young people will choose what issues we look at together (covid-19, homelessness, climate change, the Black Lives Matter movement etc) and have the opportunity to talk with other artists and activists in Scotland.

CREATE Paisley - CREATE Mentoring. - £2000

CREATE Paisley would like to start a mentoring programme to support young people in the local area by providing weekly access to a trained mentor from our youth work team to provide support for them, ensure that they know they are not alone when it comes to dealing with day to day challenges and let them know that they matter. This mentor programme will give young people the space and opportunity to grow and develop, to overcome personal challenges as well as social and economic barriers and ultimately help them develop a robust support system as they grow older.

CREATE Paisley - Teach Me Tuesdays. - £1905

Teach me Tuesday gives young people the opportunity to explore different artforms with skilled artists, musicians and writers taking young people through introductions to their specialism. We’ve had everything from poetry to line drawing and our new term of sessions is bringing origami, drama, manga drawing and more. These workshops give you the chance to learn something new while meeting other young people and developing new ways of expressing yourself.

Darkwood Crew applying on behalf of Alisha Smyth - Village Green Mural Project. - £2000

Ferguslie Community Mural Project aims to work in partnership with a local artist over a  period of 8 weeks to paint 2 murals on the village green in Ferguslie Park. Local young people will lead the process through a series of design workshops all the way to the actual painting of the mural allowing them to understand they have a powerful voice and they can make positive changes in their local community.

I Am Me Scotland - I Am Me Online Resources. - £2000

We would love your help to develop a range of interactive, fun and engaging resources which will be available for High School Pupils (we are just finalising a pack for primary pupils).  These resources will:

•  Focus on disabilities, highlighting that most disabilities are not visible (dyslexia, ADHD, Epilepsy, Diabetes etc)

•  Developing a range of mental health resources and a directory of support available for young people

•  Discuss and highlight the impact of bullying

•  Discuss and highlight the consequences of hate crime

•  And most Importantly, encourage positive acceptance of diversity and promote the ethos of #BeKind

Kelburne Hockey Club. Community Hockey Project. - £1500.00 

Kelburne has always been famous for the tagline 'we grow talent' and we are proud of the number of players to have come through the schools programme to represent the club as well as Scotland right up to Alan Forsyth who is in contention to represent team GB at next years Olympics. This project is designed to find the next batch of talented hockey players in Renfrewshire and allow them the opportunities to follow in Alan's footsteps.

Loud n Proud - Future Music. - £2000 

This project provides young people with the opportunity to use professional recording equipment create and record their own songs. Through a series of workshops with input from professional tutors young people will:

  • Learn how to produce, arrange and mix their own songs
  • Learn how to record various instruments and vocals
  • Be taught how to record and create music.
  • Develop skills in lyric writing and music production
  • Learn how to set-up and use recording studio equipment

The aim of the project is to help realise the musical potential of young people by creating environments that best support their musical development.

Own Yer Bike - Tool Replacement. - £1982.28 

Own Yer Bike is a registered Charity set up to teach kids how to repair their bikes on a Friday after school for a couple of hours, we quickly realised this was not going to be long enough and now we are open, Monday to Wednesday 8.30am till 3.30pm so kids can drop off their bikes before school and collect after school , and kids can also book appointments for evening repairs if required, or adult volunteers  repair bikes just now as we cant teach kids at the moment due to current covid restrictions.

PACE Theatre Company - PACE Youth Theatre Bursary Programme. - £2000

Free bursary places at PACE Youth Theatre for local young people aged 3-21 whose financial circumstances, due to the impact of COVID-19 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.

Pachedu - ZCC Brass band, different pasts, shared future. - £2000 

A unique opportunity to instill a sense of identity, pride and self esteem in young people of African origin residing in Renfrewshire by giving them an opportunity to showcase their culture through electrifying choreographed dances  accompanied by traditional brass music. The project  hopes to foster cultural, community integration and add to the Renfrewshire cultural and entertainment calendar. This opportunity allows young people to build confidence, communication and social skills during this lockdown period. This opportunity will allow young people  to purchase brass instruments for their 5 member band ensemble, fitting costumes , venue hire and tutorial costs. You can see a video of the team in action here.

Paisley Barbell - Weightlifting Club. - £2000

This project aims to provide a range of opportunities for young people through participation as well as leadership opportunities. It will increase provision as well providing pathways to different sports. Through the leadership opportunities it will provide qualifications as well as opportunities to develop skills for life learning and work. We believe firmly that physical health and mental health are intrinsically linked and this project will allow all to support a healthy body and health mind.

Paisley Pirates Supporters Club (applying on behalf of Nicola Roy) - Junior Development. - £2000

The Paisley Pirates are an Ice Hockey team based in Braehead Arena and play in the Scottish National League. Most of our players are from the local area and learned how to skate and play in local ice rinks.  It is a fun, fast paced sport played in a modern arena and at every home  game there are fun competitions to take part in and you can always pick up a souvenir or a snack from merchandise and tuck tables.  It is a great value for money enjoyable night that the whole family can enjoy.

Paisley Sea Cadets - Sailing Expansion. - £2000

Paisley sea cadets have two power, four sailing dinghies and a pulling boat at the tall ship Glenlea at Finnieston in Glasgow.
In 2019, we purchased a gemini sea rider at a cost of £6,000 to provide fast safety cover. We are committed to building a full boating facility at Finnieston.  We also require to purchase a second hand 15 horse power outboard motor for a second hand gemini that we have just acquired = £2,000 for safety cover. 

Cadets gain Royal Yachting Association awards that can be used for job opportunities

Paisley YMCA - Covid Chronicles - Our Stories. - £1500 

Share your story - Learn how to turn your thoughts, feelings, and experiences of Lockdown into a captivating digital story that will last forever.  You can create characters and write a story for them, or you can tell your own personal story of what life was like for you!

Pals of the Privies (SCIO) - Pals of Christmas 2020. - £2000 

Pals of the Privies want to bring Christmas to Ferguslie. We will turn our area into a Christmas wonderland to visit. Provide a safe alternative Breakfast with Santa and 12 days of gift giving with visits from Santa and his merry elves. Young people will have the opportunity to nominate someone they feel deserves a personal gift from Santa.

Our memorial garden will play host to a Christmas memorial service streamed online.

Renfrewshire Carers Centre - Young carers Project. - £1886 

Renfrewshire Carers Centre, Young Carers Project, wish to provide a "Girls group" to Female and non binary Young Carers between 8-18 years in Renfrewshire. Female young carers can find it difficult to juggle education, caring and being a child. This group will offer a safe and nurturing place where only Female young carers can get a break from caring, be a child first, reduce isolation, reduce the stigma of caring & recognise particular needs of Female carers through fun, engaging group activities. We hope  improve the mental health and well-being of our Female young carers in Renfrewshire. Young Carers give so much time and attention to their loved ones who have an illness, disability, drugs or alcohol misuse or poor mental health. I would like you to recognise and reward their heroic contribution our Young carers make in our community!

Renfrew Rocks, Youth Development In Basketball £2,000 

Our project is to focus on coaching basketball amongst the local youth players at all ages brackets. By giving them a pathway to competitive sport, this will promote both physical and mental well being along with giving a sense of purpose and raising self esteem. By having more participation this can aid their own personal development as they continue in life and being involved in team structures from an early age can give valuable life skills.

Renfrewshire Youth Voice - RYV Youth Relief Fund. - £2000 

We want to help young people who due to COVID 19 are experiencing negative changes in their personal circumstances such as an impact on household income.

To tackle this, we want to work with pastoral teachers to identify young people who could benefit from a £50 voucher for food or clothing. Those identified can select which vouchers they would benefit from receiving using a referral process designed by members of Renfrewshire Youth Voice. Referrals will be anonymously reviewed by RYV and young people will be sent their voucher via their pastoral teacher.

Right2dance - Get Creative. - £1980

‘Get Creative’ is a new dance programme where young people will be supported to learn about choreography, working creatively together to develop new dance ideas.  Young people will have the chance to express their artistic side and learn how to create and arrange dance sequences, learning new skills in an innovative way.  Participants will also get the chance to create a short film that follows their journey and showcases their final choreography.

St Mirren Youth Football Club - Young Football Coach Ambassador Project. - £2000

After initial recruitment and training, the Young Coach Ambassadors will be guided into creating, designing, developing and delivering a Community based coaching programme, run by young people aimed at even younger people. The idea is to help develop the Coaches of the future, to develop the young football players of the future!

Twist and Hit Cheerleaders Social Inclusion - equipment to provide support to everyone regardless of physical, emotional or sensory ability. - £1685.82

The purchase of new equipment to support those with physical, emotional and sensory impairments.

A purchase of 2 types of crash mats (one super soft and one safety landing) to allow the youngsters to experience tumbling and landing on soft and safe surfaces. Depending on what type of movement they are doing depends on what mat we would use. Soft allows cushioning and the landing mat is firmer to support joints on landing.

A parachute would allow the element of fun and play in a group setting. The colours and movement of the parachute would help those with sensory impairments and it allows all users to participate in a fun activity with limited mobility required.

The soft vaulting gym box allows the users to connect to the crash mats and experience jumping/landing from a safe piece of apparatus.

The creative dance equipment gives a wide selection of items for the group to use whilst we engage with movement to music. The range of uses opens up the opportunity for everyone to participate regardless of their disability.

Young Enterprise Renfrewshire. - £2000

Young Enterprise Renfrewshire is where young people can learn real employability skills by designing a product or service and taking it to market - selling to real customers and generating real income. Supported by a teacher in school and an external business adviser the programme is a great opportunity to develop skills, build confidence and have fun.