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Local groups supporting families encouraged to apply to Wellbeing Fund

The £1.009million Whole Family Wellbeing Fund aims to build a network of support around families, children and young people who need it before they get into crisis. It’s open to community groups and third sector organisations who has a bank account and is administered by Renfrewshire Council and funded through Scottish Government. It’s open to […]

Saturday Winter Connections event in Paisley bringing people together

Dozens of people gathered together for a song and a chat at a Saturday Get-Together event in the Methodist Central Hall, Paisley. The event attracts around 60 people of all ages, from seniors to children and takes place weekly from January until the end of March. It’s run by 12 volunteers from the Methodist Church […]

Paisley Museum succeeds in major global competition to win prestigious international award

The refurbishment of Paisley Museum has won a prestigious international award, recognising the significant role the project is playing in the town and wider region’s cultural regeneration. Architects AL_A won the Cultural Regeneration category at the AR Future Projects 2024 awards, organised by The Architectural Review. Paisley Museum was on a shortlist of 13 projects […]

Renfrewshire’s Duke of Edinburgh Award recipients recognised

Young people across Renfrewshire who have contributed to over four thousand hours of volunteering as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award have been recognised in a new celebration event, held at the newly renovated Paisley Town Hall last month. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is an internationally recognised personal development programme, open to any […]

Record-breaking parasport festival held at the On-X in Linwood

More than one hundred children attended the West of Scotland’s Parasport Festival, which took place at On-X Linwood on Monday 4th March.  It was the highest number of participants to ever attend a Parasport Festival in the West of Scotland.  Organised by Scottish Disability Sport and supported by OneRen, participants got to try a diverse […]

Parents and carers satisfied with Renfrewshire’s nursery and childcare services

A recent survey revealed that parents and carers in Renfrewshire are satisfied with the nursery and childcare offered locally.  Out of 700 plus responses to Renfrewshire Council’s consultation on nursery and childcare services in the area, 85% said their child’s funded early learning and childcare place at nursery or with a childminder was of high-quality, […]

New grant scheme aims to fill empty town centre premises in Renfrewshire

Local businesses are being offered grant funding to support them to move into empty commercial premises in Erskine, Johnstone, Linwood, Paisley and Renfrew town centres. The Town Centre Premises Grant has been created by Renfrewshire Council and invests £250,000 as part of a drive to reduce the number of vacant premises in its town centres, […]

Residents reminded of deadline for garden waste permits in Renfrewshire

Residents are being encouraged to meet the 11 March 2024 deadline to ensure they receive their 2024/25 garden waste permit before the new service begins on 1 April 2024. Residents who purchase a permit will receive a new sticker to be attached to their brown bin which will ensure their garden waste is collected by […]

Paisley group receives £500 funding support from Miller Homes

Leading homebuilder, Miller Homes is supporting 12 new community groups across the West of Scotland with its Community Fund initiative, including Loud n Proud, a youth music charity in Paisley. Miller Homes’ Community Fund, which is now in its second year and third round of funding, invites applications for funding from charities and community groups […]