Where Can The Money Go? Renfrew

Several projects have applied for money in Renfrew

If you live in this area- you SHOULD VOTE for three projects project using the Renfrew 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 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 .

Renfrew YMCA SCIO - Sport and Mental Health - £639.66

We are aiming to do our bit in changing the way mental health is viewed. The sport and mental health project is a fully inclusive project that aims to use sports as a way of encouraging discussion around mental health and what can be done to challenge the way in which mental health is viewed. The project allows young people from different backgrounds to come together and have fun and get fit whilst discussing an issue that may be relevant within their lives and within their local community.

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.

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 Bowling Association Under 25's - Renfrewshire Bowling Association Under 25's - £2500

The Renfrewshire Bowling Association Under 25's is a thriving organisation open to anyone under the age of 25. We are now one of the top teams in the country. We have been runners-up in the Scottish Championship for the past two years. In the past 4 year's we have won 6 National trophies. We currently have 4 under 25 Internationalists and 3 under 17 Internationalists in our team. Our project is that due to the spiralling costs of coach hire, we are asking for help with our running costs , to allow us to promote the good name of Renfrewshire around the country.

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”

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.

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.

Renfrew High Pupil Leaders - Gloom to Bloom - £3000

Our project is entitled gloom to bloom as we are aspiring to take the drab exterior of Renfrew High and transform it into something colourful, bright and creative in order to reflect the young minds of Renfrew. We hope that, by creating a sheltered seating area, the moral, motivation and mental health of young people will be improved. Introducing bike racks will encourage more active lifestyles and painted murals could be used to reflect the schools values. Our project could turn Renfrew High, which is arguably the heart of the town, into a much warmer and welcoming place.

Young Ambassadors - Young Ambassadors - £3000

Renfrew High Young Ambassadors are striving to initiate our ‘Celebrating Success’ scheme within our school by recognising both the individual and group achievements of our young people through a Sports Leader and Pupil Sports award. As a team we are creating a Sports Council to help delegate responsibilities between our Young Leaders and putting in place a social media platform to keep our young minds involved in a context in which they enjoy. Ultimately our biggest goal is to attain 100% attendance at extracurricular sport activities and competitions to maximise pupil involvement.