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

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The projects in this area are:


21st Paisley Scout Group:

Adventure camp will be held during spring 2023 and be driven by young people who will build it to an amazing event featuring lots of activities and making it inclusive for many Scouts and teenagers.

7th Paisley & District J.N.I. Scout Group:

The 7th Paisley & District J.N.I. Scout Group situated in the Bield Activity Centre, 40 Broomlands Street, Paisley. We are upgrading and developing The Bield Activity Centre, climb zone, and archery range, community project. We are offering the local community the opportunity to take part in our climbing and archery activities during 2023

Aberlour Children’s Charity:

Mural artist to work with 8-10 young people over a period of 6-8 weeks to develop their own designs which will take pride of place at the Tannahill Centre. Young People will not only design but participate with painting the Mural which will bring colour and an authentic youth voice within the community.

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.

Cameron Dance Group:

Our aim is to bring self-discipline & commitment sustainability for long term satisfaction or reward, loyalty and achieve success. We observe and encourage physical fitness and confidence build in an enjoyable way.

CREATE Paisley Blend:

CREATE @ BLEND is for young people (12-21) made up of a weekly youth voice group, Tea & Toast, and a twice monthly CREATE Cafe open mic drop-in session can come along and chat about whatever is on their minds. There are opportunities to try out different visual art activities, practice music and talk about activism and world issues in a safe, warm space with some good food.

Darkwood Crew - Helping Ferguslie Flourish:

Darkwood Crew will host 2 trips throughout December & January to visit a pantomime and also the Irn Bru Carnival providing transport to and from the venues as well as subsidising the entry fee for 100 young people struggling as a result of financial pressures as a result of the cost-of-living crisis, helping promote positive mental health and wellbeing and continuing much needed engagement with young people during the winter months.

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.

New Tannahill Centre:

We plan to host an Open Mic night for young people aged 12-25 on a monthly basis. This will be based at the Tannahill Centre. We will provide a backline and have a range of mics, guitars, cajon and keyboard for young people to use on the night. This will be great for not only the local community but will be a social hub for all young people across Renfrewshire. Young people can either participate or come along to watch local talent emerge.

Outspoken Arts Scotland:

Do you want to be inspired, see yourself, your art work, your story told, your exciting next project? Re-booted festival will help you get your work seen by a wide audience. Anyone can take part in drawing, painting, making art, videos, films, gaming, performances, storytelling, graffiti art amongst many other fun things to do. Inspired Re-booted is all about you, young people so vote for Inspired and get re-booted and feel more positive.

Own Yer Bike:

this funding will allow us to continue to offer free servicing, repairs and free bikes to young people to allow them to be more active outside.

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 Barbell Powerlifting Club:

This project aims to provide a range of opportunities for young people through participation as well as leadership. It will increase provision as well providing pathways to different sports. Through the leadership opportunities it will provide 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 & mind.

Paisley North Explorer Scout Unit:

During the pandemic, young people were unable to attend training sessions for Duke of Edinburgh expeditions. We hope to fill the gap in experience that has been caused by the pandemic and further support young people who may not have been able to attend such events due to financial constraints. We want to train and create a new generation of confident and independent young people who are ready to tackle the adventures of the future.

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:

At Paisley Rugby Club, we are proud to offer an educational approach to rugby. We have a team of young coaches aged 15-19, for whom we provide full training and coaching experiences with all of our youth teams. Some are injured players who cannot play so we keep them involved as much as possible via coaching. We know not everyone takes an academic approach to learning, so we teach sports coaching to local teenagers who are passionate about rugby. 

Pals of the Privies (SCIO):

Help Pals of the Privies bring fun to Ferguslie this Christmas and Easter. We hope to organise seasonal events and outings for young people and families in Ferguslie Park. We will visit Snow Factor at XSITE for Sledging and dinner and also deliver free fun Christmas and Easter events with the help of our young volunteers.

Renfrewshire Effort to Empower Minorities (REEM):

The project will help young minority ethnic girls who are disadvantaged by offering a range of activities to overcome the impacts of inequality by empowering them with the necessary skills, experience and confidence to facilitate new opportunities for their future and get them be connected with the wider community.

Renfrew Town Sea Scouts:

Renfrew Sea Scouts offer water activities to young people from Renfrew. Young leaders (18 - 25) train Scouts and Explorers (10-16) in water activities. Post Covid, demand has increased beyond available resources. To counter this, we plan to invest in additional equipment to return to a normal schedule. Our activities instil physical and mental life skills in our members and keep the heritage of the Clyde alive in each new generation.

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.


Get Creative’ is an exciting new project, which will enable young people to learn about choreography and support them to create their own work. Participants will take part in introductory workshops to learn new dance styles and then work creatively together to develop their own choreographic ideas, learning how to create and arrange dance sequences. They will share their new choreography with younger dancers at the end of the project.

Scotia Trampoline Academy Coach Education Programme:

We are aiming to provide five young people within our club and then extend this programme in the future, the opportunity to attend coaching courses to become fully qualified coaches. This will be on their SQA certificate and allow them to show a diverse skill set when applying for jobs or further education.

Scotia Trampoline Academy Expansion Plan:

We are buying more equipment to make sure our sessions are as safe as possible for all of our members. Currently, we have gymnasts who are on the Great Britain squad for Trampoline, and we want to be able to offer these opportunities to more people in the local area although we would love to support all young people to reach their goals whatever they may be.

Twist and Hit Cheerleaders:

Purchasing/replacing vital gymnastic style equipment (as many pieces are worn/falling apart) to continue to support young people and children with disabilities to engage with this sport.

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.