Renfrewshire Council

Villages Investment Fund

How much you can apply for, what the grant can be used for, what villages can apply for funding.

How much you can apply for

You can apply for up to £30,000 from the Villages Investment Fund.

What the grant can be used for

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.

What villages can apply for funding

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