Renfrewshire Council

Applications to the fund are now open - please read the guidance document before applying! 

The deadline has been extended to 20 September - don't miss out.

Celebrating Renfrewshire Fund

The Celebrating Renfrewshire Fund - by young people, for young people - gives you, as a young person, a voice in your community and lets you decide how to make living as a young person in Renfrewshire better.

Celebrating Renfrewshire Fund 2020 Through youth participatory budgeting, young people from Renfrewshire Youth Voice have come together to set out what the £150,000 fund should be spent on and how it will benefit their fellow young people in Renfrewshire. 

All you need to do is come up with an idea, fill out an application and your peers will vote on what they believe will make the biggest difference to their area.

What are the rules for applications?
Priorities of the fund
Make your application
Voting process
Support sessions

What are the rules for applications? 

  • Age - Anyone aged 12-25 can apply
  • Maximum grant award - £2,000 
  • Applications can be sent to a maximum of 3 Local Partnerships  
  • Individual young people can apply but would need a constituted group to act as their guarantor. 
  • Schools in partnership with their Parent Councils can apply - if projects benefit the wider local partnership area and not just the school itself. 
  • Constituted groups and organisations that provide services to young people aged between 12-25 in Renfrewshire can apply. 
  • Applications must match one of the priorities set out by our young people below. 

Priorities of the fund 

Youth Involvement & Participation 

  • Removes barriers for young people to participate. 

Sport & Physical Activity 

  • Sport is more accessible and appealing. 

Promoting positive mental health & wellbeing 

  • Removes stigma and is positive about mental health and wellbeing
  • Involves young people and their families when dealing with poor mental health
  • Encourage open discussions regarding young people's mental health 

Employability & Youth Development 

  • Develops life skills for employment, budgeting and leading an independent life
  • Builds confidence, communication and social skills within young people 

New projects in response to Covid-19 

  • Helps young people recover from the impact of the pandemic 

Applying for the fund

Please read the guidance document first -  Celebrating Renfrewshire guidance 2020 [491KB] .

You can apply online here via Celebrating Renfrewshire (please use Google Chrome if possible).

You are encouraged to create a short video outlining your application so people can see and hear from you, so please consider this when you start to apply.  

Videos will need to be uploaded to your YouTube channel, if you have one, and the link to your film can be sent here - Celebrating Renfrewshire.  

If you do not have a You Tube channel we can provide you with information on how to set one up. You can contact us via Community Planning 

Alternatively, please print off the Celebrating Renfrewshire application 2020 [237KB]  and send it to: Youth Services, West Primary School, Newton Street, Paisley, PA1 2RL. 

  • Closing date for applications - 20 September 2020 (deadline extended)
  • Voting - 5 October 2020 to 23 October 2020 

How will I vote? 

Voting will take place via the Young Scot website and you will be able to vote for your favourite projects in your area. 

Please follow this section of the website and also our social media channels - Facebook and Twitter - for the latest updates and information. 

You can also visit Young Scot to find out more. 

Additional support 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot support you through personal meetings at this time. 

However, you can access online support here - Celebrating Renfrewshire - support sessions.