Where Can The Money Go? Johnstone and Linwood

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The projects in this area are:

2nd Johnstone (Fordbank) Scout Group

To get equipment to provide more adventurous activities including archery, axe throwing, slacklining and nights away experiences that can be made available to young adults in local deprived areas. The activities add to an existing programme designed to build life skills, provide opportunities/experiences that everyone can afford and improve their wellbeing using our trained Scout Volunteers. The Equipment will be shared with the local community.

7th Paisley & District J.N.I. Scout Group-Bield Activity Centre, Climbing & Archery sessions 2024/2025

Bield Activity Centre , Climbing wall upgrade 2024. Summer 2024 will be the launch of a major upgrade and 35 new climbing routes developed at the Bield Activity Centre, 40 Broomlands, street, Paisley, owned by 7th J.N.I. Scout Group. Climbing and archery sessions Monday evenings between 7pm and 9pm to organised groups, our Duke of Edinburgh skills training sessions are available on Sundays September 2024 to March 2025 (ceasing for exam study). Celebrating Renfrewshire funding would allow us to offer activity sessions in archery and indoor climbing at the Bield, for young people across Renfrewshire.

CREATE Paisley- Create Change – youth-led events and campaigns

Create Change is a chance for young people to take charge and run their own events and campaigns for young people locally. A gig? An exhibition? A campaign about mental health? What do you want to see? The funding will support our Youth Forum to plan and bring to life three events or campaigns. They will decide what happens, and how to spend the funds, developing new skills and creating exciting opportunities for young people across Renfrewshire.

Girls’ Brigade Clyde- Common Good – GB Clyde

Our young people are from a variety of social backgrounds, this should not be a factor that holds them back from opportunities, GB Clyde Division aims to reduce stigma and encourage our young people to take opportunities when they arise. As a charity, we ensure no young person goes hungry – most of our companies provide a hearty snack, we also aim to reduce loneliness within young people – by providing a safe place and fellowship.


This project will allow young people to address worries and issues they face in their communities including mental health & wellbeing, anti-social behaviour and poverty. Celebrating Renfrewshire funding will give young people an opportunity to go on a trip out of Scotland and develop coping mechanisms and strategies to overcome the issues and worries they face on a day-to-day basis. Young people will co-design resources and have access to food.

Just Dive In CIC- “Waves of Wellbeing: Empowering Renfrewshire’s Youth Through Aquatic Programs”

Waves of Wellbeing: Dive In and Thrive! “Waves of Wellbeing” offers swimming, scuba diving, mermaid, floatation, and chill-out sessions in our new, warm, and relaxing saltwater pool for Scots aged 12-25. Our programs help you stay fit, boost your mental health, and learn cool new skills. Dive in, make new pals, and join a supportive community. Let’s make waves together! – Best Fishes, Laura & The Dive Crew

Lamont Farm Project- Lamont Farm Project

We are here to help all young people gain an experience with a variety of animals, whether working with them or just enjoying a visit to them, and we are here to ensure that all of our animals (99% have been rescues) can live out their lives happily and healthily.

Linwood High School Parent Council

Linwood High School’s senior pupil-led initiative to organise and run two Festive events to benefit the school and the wider community by bringing people together to celebrate during the festive season. Pupils will make arts and crafts to sell and cakes and mince pies to offer to the attendees. Santa will also bring new football strips for the S1/2 Football Team.

Linwood Parent Council – Kintyre Park Skatepark Opening Event

Linwood Youth Voice are keen to promote the new skatepark to make it a safer environment for all, the current skatepark is victim to vandalism and anti-social behaviour. This has been identified as a common theme by the group who are hoping that the creation of this new skatepark will help to combat some of these behaviours and issues, in planning, hosting and delivering the opening event this will give the community a more positive image. 

Loud n Proud- Sounds Right

This is an exciting opportunity to for young musicians from all over Renfrewshire to get access to 5 high-quality rehearsal and music production studios. Sound treatment will make the rooms fit for purpose and create an inspiring space for creating music. Having such a resource like this locally is a huge advantage to help young people kick-start their career in music.

Loud n Proud- Video Editing Studio

This would bring a room into use for the purpose we intended for it. Having the right equipment would give young people a place to create social media or website content, edit photos and edit video. This will be a huge advantage in helping young people increase their creative digital skills.

Mary Russell School Parent Council- Mary Russell Youth Clubs

There is little provision for ASN young people in the Renfrewshire area with many of the mainstream clubs being unable to provide the additional support often needed for our young people.  

The Mary Russell Youth Clubs provide weekly youth club activities for ASN young people that offers them a sense of belonging, safe place to make friends, understanding boundaries, and support to talk about things they might be worried about so they can cope with every-day challenges. Learning through play is an important part of growing up for all children, understanding more about themselves, and the world around them.  

PACE Youth Theatre- Exchange Young People’s Theatre – Performance Cafe Fit-Out

Funding towards the completion of the unique Performance Café space in Exchange Young People’s Theatre. This funding will go towards the final fit-out of the performance café – one of three main performance venues in Exchange which will host ‘Huddle’ – our bi-weekly programme of Q&A’s, talks, live music, open-mic and spoken word events for young people in a vibrant café space designed to welcoming to all young people in Renfrewshire.

Paisley Pirates Supporters Club- Paisley Pirates Ice Hockey Club

There are 8 senior teams playing ice hockey in Scotland and to keep our existing local talent and attract more we need to provide a sustainable offer to local youngsters. We are an amateur team, bound by rules on what we can access and offer so are looking at providing equipment or payment of licenses or memberships to our overarching organisation. We need to do this to make the team an attractive and competitive option for local youngsters.

Paisley Rugby Football Club- Paisley Rugby Club ASN & Clan Rugby

Paisley rugby club are looking to launch 2 new rugby sessions ASD (Autism) rugby would provide young people that have autism a safe and welcoming space to experience sport with us utilising our changing rooms as quiet areas to help support young people that become overwhelmed during the session with the ultimate aim to provide fun and smiles to all Paisley RFC Clan Rugby this would provide modified rugby for young people living with a disability.

Rainbow Turtle 

Our first project is promoting the 90 kg Rice Challenge. This challenge is run by True Origin, based in Paisley, and Rainbow Turtle has found this to be a very positive way to engage young people in Fair Trade Find out more about the Rice Challenge. Secondly we shall encourage schools and young people to build map of Fair Trade outlets and products in Renfrewshire. This will lead to an interactive Fair Trade map of Renfrewshire.

Renfrewshire Effort to Empower Minorities

Our planned project will be early intervention for diverse minority ethnic young people aged from 12-25 years old. We are looking to set up a youth group for young people who are facing poverty/disadvantage, lack of learning and skills attainment, facing cultural and linguistic barriers and have had increased impact during the pandemic COVID19 and the cost of living. 

Renfrewshire Youth Voice- Positive About Youth Awards

The Positive About Youth Awards gives the chance to celebrate the successes and achievements of young people from across Renfrewshire, while being about to challenge negative stereotypes of young people. We ask for nominations from all over Renfrewshire which focus on 6 key areas and help us to identify the current issues of young people, that directly influence our work. Young people are involved in the creation, delivery and hosting of the event.

Renfrewshire Youth Voice on behalf of Renfrewshire LGBT Safe Space Group

Renfrewshire LGBT Safe Space Group is the only provision for young people 13 to 18 years old. It is a group run by young people for young people with staff who are supportive allies. We have a social calendar, committee, trips, residentials and celebrate the LGBT Youth Community in Renfrewshire. We support young people in a non-judgemental and inclusive group. We aim to make Renfrewshire a better place for LGBT Young People.

St Mirren Youth Football Club 2010s- St Mirren Youth Football Club – New team 2010s

Our project is to create and kit out a new football team consisting of 20 young people from all across Renfrewshire. Many of these young people come from disadvantaged backgrounds and struggle with the costs usually involved. We aim to increase the mental and physical health of the young people involved as well as providing positive life skills to help divert them away from potential negative outcomes.

St Vincent’s Hospice- Children and Young Persons Bereavement Support (school holiday sessions at St Vincent’s Hospice)

The strains placed on a young person when a loved one is dying can be immense. Young people can struggle to talk and understand what the loss means to them. St Vincent’s Hospice want to provide our bereavement counselling service 52 weeks of the year for every young person at the toughest of times! We want to be there for every young person in Renfrewshire, ensuring a safe and comfortable place to meet during school holidays.

STORM GYMNASTICS CIC- DMT Trampoline and safety landing mats

Storm Gymnastics is looking to create a New, Exciting, Fast and Dynamic activity specifically aimed at young people who want to fly, spin and somersault in our brand-new DMT trampoline class. Help us purchase the trampoline equipment to launch our youngsters into a new, fun and safe world where they can truly reach for the stars and Be the Best they can be.

The Bungalow Enterprises CIC- The Sound of Renfrewshire

This will be an exciting showcase of the very best young bands and artists in Renfrewshire. The event will give them and the volunteers confidence and a belief that they can produce a great show together. Taking part will give young people a life time experience playing in a high-quality professional-level venue. Overall, it will increase access, opportunity, and participation in music for young people of Renfrewshire.

Thorn Athletic Community Trust- We’re Growing Grassroots

Help us utilise our space by encouraging and developing growth projects through planters and raised beds at our facility. The installation of these will allow our young people to develop skills in both horticulture and agriculture that will enhance the sustainability and viability of our project. Learning about the environment is critical to our project and can help educate our young people and attract new interest.

Who Cares? Scotland- Who Cares? Scotland -Communities that Care

No matter if people grow up in a children’s house, foster or kinship care, are adopted or live at home with social work intervention, every young person needs the same things to thrive. Who Cares? Scotland provides access to advocacy and rights advice and runs safe spaces in Renfrewshire where Care Experienced young people can come together to connect, belong and do fun activities with others who understand their lives.

Youth Interventions (soon to be Inspired)- YI LOVE ME

YI LOVE ME will be an inclusive LGBTQ+ project that provides a safe, relational fun place to be where young people from this community can connect with each other, find their voice and link with the wider Renfrewshire LGBTQ+ community.


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