Where Can The Money Go? The Villages


The projects in this area are:


1st Lochwinnoch Boys Brigade- Offer more a more varied programme of activities and outings.

We have around 40 boys attending on a weekly basis during school term times. We hope to improve our programme offering with the addition of more outings and challenging/exciting activities. We hope that this will attract new members and help to retain existing members. If they are in membership and attending our weekly meetings it will help us to address all of the priorities within the Celebrating Renfrewshire 2024/25 programme.

1st Lochwinnoch Girls’ Brigade- Girl Power: Building Resilience

We want girls to broaden their world, take on new challenges and experiences, learn, grow in confidence and shake off those COVID years. Our project hopes to fund … – A day trip for ages 5 – 18 to mix, mingle and adventure together. – Two overnight camps: one for our 8 – 11 age group and one for our 12 – 18 age group. focusing on what girls like to do best with their friends – have fun!

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.

Brick Lane Music Academy CIC Ltd- Celebrating Youth Music In Renfrewshire – The Album

Celebrating Youth Music In Renfrewshire – The Album Starting August 2024 – A project designed by young musical people for other like-minded young people. 10 Bands/Artist, 2 Sound Engineer Assistants and 2 Designers/Marketing Assistants will collaborate together to Rehearse, Design and Produce and Album with a final launch show in November 2024. The participants will benefit from 100% of their ticket sales to re-invest in their musical futures.

Bridge of Weir Scout Group- Krazy Kayaking

Access to kayaking will offer hundreds of young people the opportunity to experience all the benefits of splashing about on the water, learning all the skills to be able to control their kayak safely.

Friends of Howwood Park – Young Persons Group Fun Days

A variety of days out and experiences for young people to increase confidence and social interaction, to have fun and to create memories!

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.

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.

Loud n Proud- Sounds Right

This is an exciting opportunity 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 to help 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 everyday 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.

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 interactive Fair Trade map of Renfrewshire.

Renfrew Town Sea Scouts- Outreach

Renfrew Sea Scouts offer water activities at Castle Semple Loch to young people from all over the district. Young leaders (18 – 25) train Scouts and Explorers (10-16) in activities. We offer governing body certified courses via weekly training, allowing participants to experience all aspects of watersports. Our activities instil physical and mental life skills in our members and keep the heritage of the Clyde alive in each new generation.

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.

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.

Strathgryffe Tennis & Squash Club- Strathgryffe Tennis Breakfast and Lunchtime Clubs

We will provide free breakfast and lunchtime tennis clubs to give children from mainstream and additional support needs schools the chance to play tennis. Teachers will also be given the opportunity to attend a free training session, giving them the skills and knowledge to deliver tennis as part of the school physical education curriculum. It is hoped this will give many children the chance to learn a new sport, stay active and learn new skills.

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 lifetime experience playing in a high-quality professional-level venue. Overall, it will increase access, opportunity, and participation in music for young people of Renfrewshire.

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.


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