Our funders

Social Economy Growth Fund

The SEGF and ESF funding supports our Feel Good Renfrewshire 2020 project. This project aims to increase and improve our services for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage. Funding has allowed us to grow the capacity of our organisation by increasing our staff team to include a Community Development Officer, a Health and Wellbeing Development Officer and a Community Development/ Business Development Officer and Support worker. The additional members of staff will enable us to increase opportunities in the Johnstone and Linwood areas and most importantly be able to target those not currently involved in activity by using a community led and development approach and sustainable ways of working to improve local outcomes. We will focus on prevention and early intervention and reducing inequalities by building the capacity of local communities to take the lead in preventative action in their area.

We will recruit 4 sessional instructors to the health and wellbeing team who would support the delivery of activities on a weekly basis. We will initially offer activities for free or low cost in the local communities so that cost is not a barrier to participation.


The Robertson Trust

The Robertson Trust provide funding towards the post of our Manager. Active Communities was also selected by The Robertson Trust and Evaluation Support Scotland to be part of their Community Sport and Learning Set. This allowed us to develop monitoring and evaluation tools which effectively measure our work at Active Communities.

We have also been selected to be part of the Youth Work in Sport Initiative, which is a partnership between the Robertson Trust and the Rank Foundation. This initiative funds a post for a trainee youth worker within Active Communities, allowing them to gain practical work experience while they study for a Diploma in youth work.

We are grateful for the funding support that The Robertson Trust has given us, but more importantly for believing in us as an organisation and helping us to grow and develop.


Renfrewshire CHPRenfrewshire Community Health Partnership

Active Communities was successful in winning the NHS contract to deliver the community led health in Renfrewshire. This contract will run until December 2016.

Through the contract we aim to:


British Heart FoundationBritish Heart Foundation

Hearty Lives Renfrewshire is funded by the BHF for the next three years to address some of the known health inequalities in the communities of Linwood and Ferguslie Park. The project will target young people aged 11-18 to reduce the Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) risk factors of low physical activity, poor eating habits, smoking and poor self-esteem.




LloydsTSB have provided us with funding through their Henry Duncan Awards. The funding will be used to towards the salary of our Operations Manager. This will allow us develop and build on the pilot programme we completed last year (How Active is your Community) and to further develop the volunteer Active Community Champions programme. The focus would be on older adults, improving health & well being, tackling health inequalities, enabling independent living and reducing isolation of older people by encouraging them to get involved in our activities.

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