Renfrewshire Council

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.

800 young people votes
2,547 votes cast
43 projects received funding
£96,523 awarded to youth projects in Renfrewshire

So who won?

The successful projects in each area are listed below.

Due to the impact of Covid-19 on voter participation this year, the number of votes cast in the Gleniffer and Paisley East areas were not sufficient to allocate funding in the usual way. Youth panels will meet in each area over the coming weeks to undertake a voting process in order to make the awards and distribute funds to successful projects.

For any projects that weren't successful, the Youth Services and Community Planning team are available for support and guidance to find other funding opportunities.

Any money that was not allocated will be returned to the Local Partnership who will consider how best to use it within their area.

Erskine, Inchinnan, Bishopton and Langbank

  • Erskine Youth Council - £1,600
  • Renfrew Town Sea Scouts - £2,700
  • Fusion Youth Ministries - £2,700
  • Pachedu - Cultural Fusion - £2,500
  • St Mirren Youth Football Association - £2,700
  • Pachedu - Inspiring Connections - £2,500

Johnstone and Linwood

  • Johnstone Castle Learning Centre - £2,500
  • Youth Interventions - £2,323.28
  • CREATE Paisley The Space - £2,250
  • Own Yer Bike (SCIO) - £1,987.90
  • Riverbrae School - £2,500
  • Fordbank Scout Group - £2,500
  • CREATE Paisley #throughthestorms - £2,410
  • Who Cares? Scotland - £2,500
  • PACE Theatre Company Ltd - £2,500
  • Afroscots United FC - £225.82

Paisley North, West and Central

  • Twist and Hit Cheerleaders - £2,106
  • Pals of the Privies (SCIO) - £2,500
  • Own Yer Bike (SCIO) - £1,987.90
  • Darkwood Crew - Helping Ferguslie Flourish - £2,500
  • Who Cares? Scotland - £2,500
  • St Mirren Youth Football Club - £2,500
  • CREATE Paisley Neu Normal - £2,430
  • Glenvale AFC - £2,500
  • Fablevision Studios - £703.03
  • Paisley Rugby Football Club - £703.03
  • Paisley YMCA - £703.03

Renfrew

  • Renfrew YMCA SCIO - £2,500
  • Trinity High School Parent Council - £2,500
  • Afroscots United FC - £2,500
  • Renfrew Town Sea Scouts - £2,500
  • Renfrew Victoria Youth Football Club - £2,500
  • Renfrew Rocks - £2,500
  • St Mirren Youth Football Association - £2,500

The Villages

  • 1st Bridge of Weir Scout Group - £1,808
  • Friends of Howwood Park - £2,175
  • 1st Lochwinnoch Boys Brigade - £2,645
  • Houston 1st Girls' Brigade - £1,364.91
  • Lochwinnoch Community Development Trust - £2,700
  • Scotland Youth International Flyfishing Team - 2,700
  • Pachedu - Cultural Fusion - £2,700
  • Loud n Proud - £2,700
  • Pachedu - Inspiring Connections - £2,700

What were the projects put forward by young people? 

You can read about the applications in your area here - Celebrating Renfrewshire Fund.

Who could vote?

Young people aged 12-25 voted for their favourite projects in their Local Partnership area - and they had three votes each. 

Community groups could apply for voting packs to provide young people in their group with a temporary number to cast their vote.

What were the rules for applications? 

  • Age - Anyone aged 12-25 could apply
  • Maximum grant award - £2,700 from the Villages, Gleniffer and Erskine, Inchinnan, Bishopton and Langbank and £2,500 from the other Local Partnerships (Renfrew, Johnstone & Linwood, Paisley North, West & Central and Paisley East)
  • Applications could be sent to a maximum of 3 Local Partnerships  
  • Individual young people could apply but would need a constituted group to act as their guarantor. 
  • Schools in partnership with their Parent Councils could 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 could apply. 
  • Applications must match one of the priorities set out by our young people below. 

Priorities of the fund 

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.

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