Renfrewshire Council

Renfrewshire Youth Voice volunteers

Celebrating Renfrewshire Fund

Celebrating Renfrewshire is a fund designed by and for young people, where young people aged 12-25 have a direct say on which projects are funded in their local area.

How does it all work?

Youth groups from across all the Local Partnership areas came together and have designed how the fund will work.

They renamed the fund 'Celebrating Renfrewshire: By young people for young people' and identified a number of priorities.

Applications are invited for projects which will make a real difference to the lives of young people in Renfrewshire.

All the applications are then voted on by young people aged 12-25 to ensure that they could choose exactly the projects that would benefit them most.

The results are then announced at an event organised by young people, which was most recently held at the Tannahill Centre in Paisley.

What projects can be funded?

Young people can apply for a maximum of £3,000 for projects which benefit young people in the local area.

They could apply to more than one Local Partnership area, but applications must be clear about how they will benefit each area specifically.

Projects must contribute to one or more of the following priorities:

  • Increasing youth involvement and participation
  • Making sport and physical activity more accessible
  • Improving health and wellbeing
  • Creating a positive image of young people
  • Community and road safety

Who can apply?

We want to hear lots of different ideas about what projects would benefit young people, and we particularly encourage ideas that come directly from young people.

If an individual young person or group of young people have an idea they can apply, but they must have the support of a constituted voluntary or community group to submit their application. We can help find a group that might be able to help where this is the case.

Where can I get more information?

Download the guidance information for everything you need to know about the fund.

You can contact the Community Planning team for advice on 0141 618 4168.