Renfrewshire Council

Villages Investment Fund

Villages are communities with a unique sense of identity, history and heritage that requires to be strengthened and enhanced to retain their unique character and integrity.

£370,000 has been ringfenced from the overall £1.87million fund specifically for investment in Renfrewshire's villages.

Applications can made up to a maximum of £30,000 for the Villages Investment Fund.

Examples of opportunities that communities might consider which strengthen the character, identity and heritage of the community could include:

  • Unique signage and branding for a community, reflecting its heritage and identity
  • Heritage trails or walks highlighting local points of interest that reference the unique identity of the community
  • Reinstatement, renovation or improvement of features within the community that reflect its identity or history or that are of significance to the community
  • Environmental or physical improvements, art works, cultural or design features that enhance the character and identity of the village
  • Events or features that strengthen the community and bring together people to celebrate the character and history of the village in a sustainable way

The examples above are illustrative and not exhaustive. Innovative and creative projects from community groups that meet the objectives of the fund are welcomed.

Constituted voluntary or community organisations from the following communities are eligible and encouraged to make applications to the ring-fenced Villages Investment Fund:

  • Bishopton
  • Bridge of Weir
  • Brookfield
  • Crosslee
  • Elderslie
  • Houston
  • Howwood
  • Inchinnan
  • Kilbarchan
  • Langbank
  • Lochwinnoch