Renfrewshire Council

period poverty

Free sanitary products now available across our venues

The launch of the products in our community facilities coincides with Challenge Poverty Week, which runs until Sunday 13 October.

Nearly one in five women in Scotland have experienced period poverty, with 12% of girls saying they have resorted to using rags and socks during their time of the month.

With support from the Scottish Government, we are providing free sanitary products in 25 community venues right across Renfrewshire - including town halls, leisure centres and libraries.

Here's where you can find products near you - 

Renfrew Town HallRenfrew Cross, Renfrew, PA4 8PF
Johnstone Town Hall25 Church St, Johnstone PA5 8EG
Tweedie Hall & Linwood LibraryArdlamont Square, Bridge Street, Linwood, PA3 3DB
Paisley Arts Centre15 New St, Paisley PA1 1EZ
Bishopton Community Library11 Greenock Road, Bishopton, PA7 5JW
Erskine LibraryBridgewater Place, Erskine, PA8 7AA
Ferguslie Park Community LibraryTannahill Centre, Blackstoun Road, Paisley, PA3 1NT
Glenburn Community Centre & LibraryFairway Avenue, Paisley, PA2 8DX
Lochwinnoch Community LibraryOld School, High Street, Lochwinnoch, PA12 4AB
Ralston Community Centre & LibraryAllanton Avenue, Paisley, PA1 3BL
Renfrew LibraryPaisley Road, Renfrew, PA4 8LJ
Cargill Hall & LibraryLintwhite Crescent, Bridge of Weir, PA11 3LJ
Foxbar Community Centre & LibraryIvanhoe Road, Paisley, PA2 0JX
Ferguslie Park Sports Hub & Playing FieldsBlackstoun Road, Paisley, PA3 1EX
Ralston Community Sports Hub & Playing FieldsPenilee Road,Paisley, PA1 3AX
Lagoon Leisure CentreChristie St, Paisley, PA1 1NB
ON-X Leisure CentreBrediland Rd, Linwood, PA3 3RA
Johnstone Sports CentreBeith Rd, Johnstone, PA5 0JA
Renfrew Sports CentrePaisley Rd, Renfrew, PA4 8JL
Renfrew Victory BathsInchinnan Rd, Renfrew, PA4 8ND
Erskine Sports CentreKilpatrick Dr, Erskine, PA8 7AF
Erskine Swimming PoolBridgewater Centre, Erskine, PA8 7AA
Robertson Centre (1st floor)16 Glasgow Rd, Paisley PA1 3QF
Seedhill Sports CentreSeedhill Road, Paisley, PA1 1QR


We started offering free sanitary products in schools last year and supplies are also available in community groups, including STAR Project, Active Communities, Home-Start Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau and Engage Renfrewshire, who can give to anyone who needs them.

The distribution of products to community groups is carried out by FareShare.


Challenge Poverty Week

The week aims to highlight the reality of poverty in Scotland and the work being done to tackle it, showcase the solutions to poverty and increase public support for action to solve it.

Other activities which have taken place in Renfrewshire during Challenge Poverty Week include the launch of STAR Project's Community Fridge Recipe Book and a collection of toiletry products by Active Communities to highlight and tackle hygiene poverty.

More information

For more information on where free sanitary products are available in Renfrewshire, visit

If your community group would like to receive free sanitary products from the council they should contact FareShare by emailing