Our Renfrewshire


All over Renfrewshire ordinary people in your community have been working hard on projects that benefit all. Below are listed examples of what can be achieved and we hope they can inspire you to create your own or contribute to someone else’s project.

Ethnic Minority Voices: Perceptions of Life in Renfrewshire, Community Engagement and Service Provision research has been conducted by Dr. Mohammed Ishaq from University of the West of Scotland. The research aims were to extract the views and opinions of BME groups residing within Renfrewshire; provide a vocal platform to BME groups; provide an evidence base that would help build a picture of the needs of BME communities; reflect on the challenges facing BME communities and provide an opportunity to shape policy and practice.

Invest in Renfrewshire is Renfrewshire Council’s programme for boosting the local economy and tackling unemployment

In Renfrewshire, the Local Green Network is improving our environment by enhancing open spaces, natural features, our built environmnet and the biodiversity of the area.

The Families and Schools Together (FAST) project which has been rolled out in some local primary schools, supports the families of children up to eight years old.

Singing Through the Ages is an exciting community project. The aim of the project is to bring people of all ages together to sing, get to know one another, share their different experiences – and have fun!

Girls on the Run is a programme designed for girls aged 11 – 14 years old who are wanting to get more active, have fun and meet new people!

I Am Me is a community project which has been developed by the I am Me charity, Police Scotland and Paisley’s PACE Theatre Company.

Reaching Older Adults in Renfrewshire (ROAR) is a charity providing services to older adults across Renfrewshire. ROAR’s services are delivered by volunteers and co-ordinated by the organisation’s own staff. ROAR works in partnership with older people and with local communities to build community capacity, improve health and wellbeing, maximise independence and reduce the impact of […]

Our Place our families is one of five projects that make up the larger ‘Our place, Renfrew West’ project. The larger project is funded by the Big Lottery with the aim of improving the quality of life of people who live in the community. In November 2011 Our Place Our Families was awarded £166,724. The […]

After lying empty for four years and becoming a target for vandals, The McMaster Sports Centre in Johnstone has once again become a valuable community asset, thanks to the efforts of the local community The McMaster Centre was closed in 2008 by Renfrewshire Leisure to pave the way for a development by Johnstone Burgh Football […]

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