[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Renfrewshire’s communities go online
Hundreds of community groups across Renfrewshire have a new online home – on a web-based hub for all local community and volunteering activity.
The new Renfrewshire2023.com site will help community groups, voluntary organisations and local charities to publicise their events and activities, link up with other local organisations and recruit volunteers for long-term projects and one-off events such as community clean-ups.
Organisations will also be able to post new ideas for community activity and get help from other groups and volunteers to make them happen.
The website is designed to support Renfrewshire’s community plan for 2013-2023 which has been developed by public bodies such as Renfrewshire Council, the police and the health service, and local community organisations.
Like the community plan, the website is built around six themes:
- Children and young people
- Jobs and the economy
- Community care, health and wellbeing
- A safer and stronger Renfrewshire
- A greener Renfrewshire
- Empowering communities
Chair of the Empowering Communities community planning board, Alan McNiven, said:
“Community groups and voluntary organisations are at the heart of our plan for Renfrewshire 2023. We have lots of organisations that are making a huge contribution to life in our communities and we want to encourage others to get involved.
“This new website will help local organisations to see where they fit into the 2023 plan and get support for what they are doing.”
The photograph shows members of community organisations who viewed the new site at Engage Renfrewshire’s offices in Ferguslie Park: James McIntyre from the Environmental Training Team; Helen Moir, Ferguslie Seniors Forum; Paul Cadona, No Substitute for Life; and Sharon Wells from the Families and Schools Together (FAST) project.
The new website can be found at www.renfrewshire2023.com[/vc_column_text][vc_separator icon=”star”][/vc_column][/vc_row]