Where Can The Money Go? Renfrew

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The projects in this area are:


Afroscots United FC:

We are bringing young people from different backgrounds together through football, help them ease into a healthier, more social life and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We will be taking part in a Sunday football league, and we will coach young players who will be going to play organised games and tournaments on a weekly basis. This project will develop young people in all areas and make them feel as part of a team.


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.

Braehead Junior Ice Hockey Club:

Ice hockey is a fantastic sport, where players, boys and girls, aged between seven and seventeen years learn the skills and drills of the game and form lasting friendships. Mastering new skills is a confidence booster and learning how to work as part of a team is important for moving into a workplace environment. But, above all the physical and mental benefits, of which there are many, ICE HOCKEY IS FUN! IT'S AN ICE COOL SPORT!!

Glenvale FC:

We will be able to complete the younger age group Mental Health First aid training and Suicide awareness training and team awareness training for our under 18s.

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.

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 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.

Renfrew Cricket Club:

We aim to deliver taster cricket sessions within the Renfrew high schools s1 -s3, followed by after school clubs leading to coming along to the club to take part in training and play age group games and also to create a school team for each school to play in the national secondary schools’ cup. this will give young people the opportunity to become part of a club and team and continue playing the game into adulthood as many of our past players.

Renfrew FC Youth:

To provide somewhere safe and fun for the youth to go during the winter months to keep them off the streets, have access to facilities to play the game, spend time with their friends. enhance their fitness and wellbeing while respecting their community and socialising. All equipment is provided at the club and a free snack and drink offered at each session. We believe this is a much-needed activity for the local youths to enjoy and be part of. 

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.

Renfrew YMCA SCIO:

We spoke with other young people and found out that one of the biggest problems affecting them is being able to have meals at the weekend due to the cost-of-living crisis. From this we decided that we wanted to make up food parcels for the families that Renfrew YMCA work with to help combat the loss from the cost-of-living crisis. We see our parents struggling with the increase in electricity and petrol costs which results in less money for food.

Renfrew Victoria Youth Football Club:

We want to take a team of youngsters from Renfrew to represent our town in an international tournament in Holland. On arrival we will be doing team building tasks and learning more about nature and building a bond that will allow the kids to talk about their trip with fond memories for years to come. Your help will support kids to get there without worrying about money. It was that good last year than even more kids want to go this year!

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.

Trinity High School Parent Council:

Trinity High Parent Council wish to support members of the Eco Club and Young Enterprise group in setting up a permanent and sustainable Uniform Exchange, providing equal access to uniform for all, highlighting the importance of long-lasting clothing options by raising awareness about the impact of climate change and sustainability. Access to uniform in this way will reduce some of the cost-of-living pressure on parents and carers.

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.