Where Can The Money Go? The Villages

Several projects have applied for money in The Villages

If you live in this area- you SHOULD VOTE for three projects using the Villages link,


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The projects in this area are:

Young Enterprise Scotland - Renfrewshire Area - Young Enterprise Scotland - Renfrewshire Area - £5000

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 - £27000

At 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 - £4161.6

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 .

Lapwing Lodge camp staff - Lapwing Lodge Scout reach activities - £2500

The youth members at Lapwing lodge camp staff have identified indoor sports equipment they would like to provide in their new activity hall offering youth members across the communities an opportunity to take part in different activities at Lapwing lodge when the weather is inclement

I Am Me Scotland - Renfrewshire Against Bullying App - £20000

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.

Braehead Junior Ice Hockey Club - Keeping Junior Ice Hockey Alive in Renfrewshire - £16000

Braehead Junior Ice Hockey Club, also known as Peewees, introduces young people aged 7 to 17 years, to the exciting and dynamic sport of ice hockey, with twice weekly sessions (training and games) where they learn the skills and drills of ice hockey , learn the disciplines of team sport, have great fun and make lasting friendships. It is a fantastic way to keep fit and active, gain confidence and self-esteem, whilst learning new skills.  The aim of this project is to make participation costs as low as possible to give as many young people as wish to the opportunity to take part.

Elderslie Youth Connect - Elderslie Youth Connect - £500

Elderslie Youth Connect is a faith-based group providing a youth space in Elderslie targeted at those from primary six age. We aim to provide the opportunity for young people to engage in a range of activities across multiple themes - such as music, movies and art – encouraging them to lead their own learning through choice. We believe that age is not a defining factor in what it takes to be a leader.

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 - £40000

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.

Johnstone Burgh Football Team (2006 age group)

 - Howwood Park Football Pitch Upgrade - £4500

Our project is to bring football back to the grass football pitch located in Howwood Park.


At present the pitch only has one goal, no changing facilities and the grass is in poor condition. We have secured funding for new goals and we are working towards having the closed down changing facilities re-opened.


However, we need the pitch overhauled by a specialist football pitch contractor to bring it back to a good standard. The pitch needs to be compacted, fertilised, sprayed with feed and dressed with sand, and it is for this work which we are seeking funding

Renfrewshire Carers Centre - Renfrewshire Carers Centre Young Carers Project - £11856

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”

Linwood, Johnstone and Gryffe Community Sport Hub - Linwood, Johnstone and Gryffe Physical Inactivity Project - £3000

Our project aims to increase participation in sport through training volunteer groups

such as teachers, parents and senior pupils. These volunteers will be trained in National Governing Body (NGB) courses and bespoke workshops. These will give the volunteers the knowledge and confidence to deliver quality sports sessions. These sessions will be aimed at getting as many people active as possible including people who are currently inactive and harder to reach groups who struggle to access the same opportunities.