Renfrewshire Council

Grant funding for Local Partnerships

Who can apply for funding, what other funding is available, how we decided what our Local Partnership aims were, how to contact the Community Planning Team.

When can you apply for funding

The Local Partnerships have agreed their priorities are for their local area and you can find these here: Local Partnership priorities.

The application process opens on Monday 22 of March and closes on Sunday 18 April 2021.

Online information events to support applicants will be held virtually in April. Please see links below to register to attend.

Thursday 1 April 10AM - register here

Wednesday 7 April 6PM - register here

It may also be of interest to applicants that Engage Renfrewshire are hosting their virtual funding fayre on Tuesday 30 March at 10.00am. Please note that places are limited and filling up fast so please get in touch with Stuart Miller via email to secure your place at

What other funding is available

There are other opportunities for local groups to access funding outside of the Local Partnerships.

See them here: Funding Opportunities.

How we decided what our Local Partnership aims are

Following the review of community level governance, the new model of Local Partnerships was agreed in September 2018.

The aims of Local Partnerships are to:

  • make connections and networks between community groups and the wider community
  • identify, set and share local community priorities
  • listen to, consult and represent local communities
  • distribute grants to support local priorities.

They are made up of community representatives, councillors and others with a strong link to the area, meaning they can have a local approach, build on the strengths of the area and reflect the needs of local people.

The Local Partnerships consider applications and award grant funding that was previously overseen by the Local Area Committees.

More information

For more information on grant funding and each Local Partnership's local priorities, contact the Community Planning Team on 07483 946613