Social Benefits Wishlist
Name Town/Area Category  Details of Wish List request Dated added to wishlist
WDC Department: Education Clydebank Donations of money or materials to support local community projects

We are seeking either materials or a donation of money to support the delivery of an employability and a volunteering group at Melfort Park Community garden/raised beds in Clydebank. The project requires material including sleepers to build a new raised bed, Soil and seeds to grow produce which will be given to the community of Drumry. The community garden team have asked that we also help by weeding and clearing the paths, we would require funding to purchase weeding tools and PPE.

The pupils are in S3 & S4 and disengaged in learning, our target group is from SIMD 1 & 2, as well as care experienced and interrupted learners. We will build in volunteering awards, youth achievement awards & John Muir

Unity-Empower  Dalmuir Donation of money or materials to support local community projects “Unity Empower is a registered charity that supports people with a mild learning disability by providing activity for learning & development. We offer lots of worthwhile activity which includes cooking, baking, cycling, arts & crafts, numeracy & literacy, swimming and more recently gardening. As a project we have taken over the garden areas around Dalmuir Community Centre, where we are based. So far, we have planted conifers and bedding plants as well as many other seasonal flowers. Our next aim is to have a few raised beds and some bench seating outside our bike container area. We would appreciate any support, either financially or with materials for any of the above, but especially our work on the gardens, which are making such a difference to the community centre and those using it.! 11/06/2024
Vale of Leven Football Club Alexandria Donations of money or materials to support local community projects

We are currently looking for balls, strips, kit, bibs, for our younger Academy team from 2020 to 2010. We are also looking for donations to help purchase new dug outs as the old ones have been there since 1953 and are no longer fit for purpose. The cost for these would be £12000 for two modern dug outs, even if these could be part funded that would be a major help to the club. We are also looking for a new flagpole for the ground as it's becoming a safety hazard and has been at the ground since 1983 and needs upgraded, cost is £1000.

Knowetop SCIO Castlehill, Dumbarton Donations of money or materials to support local community projects

Knowetop is a community horticulture and wildlife project on 15 acres of ground in Dumbarton. We offer weekly volunteering sessions, work with local schools and run a community events and activity programme, as well as providing locally grown fruit and vegetables to community members, and community cafes in the area.
We are looking for donations of goods and materials (or money to buy goods and materials) for the following;

  • timber for building raised beds in our community growing space
  • slabs/ sand for laying paths and hard standing for a shed in our community growing space
  • compost for using on our no-dig beds in our market garden and for filling raised beds in the community growing space (material must be compliant with BS3882:2015 and BS8601:2013)
  • metal benches for seating on the wider site
  • water butts/ IBCs and guttering so we can harvest rainwater
  • assistance with getting electricity and water connected to our portacabin
  • microwave for our portacabin
  • kitchen cabinets for our portacabin
Time For Tully Tullichewan Donation of goods to support local health or wellbeing projects

Time For Tully is a registered Association who benefits the young people of Tullichewan and their families Our organisation is looking to increase sports and recreational equipment in the estate and give disadvantaged children the opportunity to take part in services and activities currently unavailable to them. 

Currently looking for donations for the following

  • Easter Eggs for Easter 2025
  • Coach Hire around Dec/Jan 2024/2025 for pantomime
  • Sports related equipment
Lomond Parish Church - Lomond Community Pantry Jamestown Donations of money / materials to support local community projects

We need to refurbish the old BB hall in Jamestown to become a Community Pantry. We require a skip and paint as well as volunteers to help clean and paint the interior. We would also like help to level the access to the building and create a nicer outdoor space.

Also looking for cash donations to buy produce for the food pantry.

Working4U - Child Poverty Team West Dunbartonshire

Donations of vouchers to support local community project.

Request for vouchers for local shops to supplement school uniform availability to vulnerable families and those presenting in crisis. This would include purchases of winter jackets/shoes etc.


Working4U, Child Poverty Team operate within the schools in the WDC area. They assist parents and guardians who find themselves on the edge of crisis, often financially, due to a wide range of circumstances. School clothing has a significant impact on household finances, thresholds for School Clothing Grants are low and often exclude those on low income. Families in crisis can often result in children having to stay with other relatives, or moving home at short notice reducing their access to school uniforms and in need of emergency clothing. Emergency clothing can range from basic uniform supplies including shoes, jackets, and appropriate PE clothing. A bank of vouchers for local shops would be a welcome addition to any package offered to parents during times of crisis.

OKFP HUB CIC Old Kilpatrick Donations of money / materials to support local community projects

We are developing a Community Garden as there is not currently anywhere in our village that engages the residents to meet and come together to enjoy an outdoor project. We plan on building raised beds which we will grow a selection of root vegetables to distribute in our foodbank as we only have tins and packets of food to give to families and we would like to be able to offer fresh produce. We also plan on having a reflection seating area for people to rest and relax while our volunteers are on hand for a chat or to offer support/advice if required. Essential food parcels and toiletries will also be available free of charge together with dog treats and poo bags. Currently looking for:

  • 30sqm slabs
  • Fencing and posts
  • Kitchen units and worktop
  • Folding tables and chairs for outdoor use
  • Labour to lay slabs in community garden
  • Community garden volunteers
  • Groceries or vouchers for food for our foodbank

Takeaway containers and cups for our community cafe.

Dumbarton United Dumbarton Donation of cash to support local health or wellbeing projects

Match kit sponsorship or support in obtaining new training equipment, training kit, tracksuits, footballs and assistance to pay let fees and ongoing bills.

The people who will benefit this the most will be the group of 20 boys who train and play week in week out with Dumbarton United 2009. The kids are all currently 14/15years old and for some this is their only means of social interaction outside of school. It is also for some the only fitness activity they have.

With access to the benefits the boys will be able to reap the rewards of new kit and new training aids. In the current financial climate this will help elevate some of the hardship some parents in our group struggle with in accessing football. This kind benefit will also assist in keeping the monthly cost to parents to a minimum.

Growing Beardmore Community Garden Dalmuir Donation of money to support local community projects.

As a local community garden group we have really grown in numbers and do a lot of good work with local children and adults.  As a result of this we are looking for funding to obtain a bigger shed, large pots and a washing station. We would also be keen to get a portable toilet if possible.

Dalmuir Park Sheltered Housing Glasgow Donation of goods to support local health or wellbeing projects

Wish list for both Nairn Street and Shaftesbury Street Sheltered Complex would be:

  • Purchase 6 electric wheelchair storage units.
  • Funds to provide a fitness trainer 2 sessions a week for chair exercise classes.
  • Funds to provide 6 social events indoors and outdoors in the wider community to include bus hires.
  • Funds to replace kitchen utensils.
  • Funds to decorate both common rooms.
Clifftop Projects Dumbarton Donation of money to support local community projects

Donations to Clifftop Projects would support transport for local young people in West Dunbartonshire to attend theatre and performance events across Scotland. It could also pay for a performance company to come to Dumbarton with a show. 


We would be happy to arrange sponsorship with a supplier. You can find out more about any of our projects here:
Dalmuir Barclay Church Clydebank  Donation of money to support local community projects

Currently looking for donations to replace our matting on the floor at the entrance of our church. Looking to replace it with a non-slip material and we would be very appreciative and grateful if there was a company who could help us out with the cost of replacing this.

Measurements for non slip matting.  244 x 184 cms

Bonhill Community Garden Braehead, Bonhill

Provision of labour, money or materials to support local community projects.

Help needed for:

  • Building a wooden fence around work area
  • Painting wooden beds & pergolas
  • Landscaping features (manual labour)
  • Planting out (veg/trees/flowers)
  • Grass cutting
  • Weeding

Donations of household Cleaning wipes, toilet roll, hand sanitiser, plaster gloves, bin liners (small & large), gardening gloves (adult & kids), larger plant pots (40-60cm), garden trowels & forks, long handled steel weeding brush, work safety boots UK size 8&9, padlock & keys, copy paper & printer's ink for Epsom copier.

Dynamite Gymnastics Club Clydebank Provision of labour to support local community projects

We are currently needing our shutter fixed but we are also looking to improve our toilet facilities at the club and could do with help for the following jobs:

  • Wet Wall or similar product to be put up in girls/boys toilets
  • New cubicle doors to be hung/painted
  • Toilet seats/handles replaced

We also have a leak in our roof which has been repaired on a number of occasions but we are still getting water in – if anyone could look at that then it would be appreciated.

Finally, the gutters regularly fill with leaves/moss from the trees on the railway – so these need cleared a lot so any help with that would also be great.

Drumchapel Amateurs Clydebank Donation of money to support local community projects

Despite our name, Drumchapel Amateurs are a Clydebank based club.  We have our own grass park in Duntocher and we work  in partnership with Clydebank Community Sport Hub in Whitecrook where all our players train.   We have over 300 players and 60 volunteers and the club is growing all the time. We aim to keep costs at a minimum to allow us to inclusive to all.

We are always looking to refresh equipment due to high usage and new teams starting annually currently we are in need of:

Size 3 Balls
Size 5 Balls
Plastic Mannequins
Inflatable Mannequins
Replacement small sided goals

Drumchapel Amateurs Clydebank Donation of money to support local community projects

Despite our name, Drumchapel Amateurs are a Clydebank based club.  We have our own grass park in Duntocher and we work in partnership with Clydebank Community Sport Hub in Whitecrook where all our players train. We have over 300 players and 60 volunteers and the club is growing all the time. 

Last year we hosted an October Camp that was FREE for all participants our main focus was to tackle holiday hunger with lunch and snacks being provided every day.  In addition to this we had Scotland Association Mental Health (SAMH) in attendance to deliver workshops on mental health & wellbeing.  We also had workshops focusing on rail safety and also Food & Nutrition.  Each day we delivered important messages in order to tackle sectarianism. 

Our hope is to deliver this camp again if we can obtain enough funding. The SFA in partnership with Cash Back Communities have agreed to provide some funding towards this but we are looking for additional funding to generate as many places as possible for vulnerable children over the holiday period.
Clydebank Men's Shed Clydebank Donation of cash or materials to support local health or wellbeing projects

Men's Shed Clydebank is about helping all men at different stages of their lives by making available opportunities to join with other men in creating meaningful, enjoyable mutually agreed activities and projects along with the companionship and support of each other… in a 'SHED' environment. We currently have 120 registered members, and work with a number of other local community groups including local schools and nurseries. Cash donations are a great help to allow us to support other community groups and individuals. Material donations are welcome too as they help us to offset the costs of the construction we undertake on behalf of the community.

The Vale of Leven Trust Alexandria and the Vale of Leven Donation of goods to support local health or wellbeing projects.

We run social walks in the area and we have become aware that not everyone has waterproof jackets suitable for walking. To prevent people's own jacket being soaked (and possibly there only one) we want to be able to offer a loan of a breathable waterproof jacket whilst out with us. The type of thing we are interested in would be: a mix of breathable waterproof jackets with hoods (small & medium and possibly a large.) We can have up to 10 on our walks so we would like to build up to that.

An iPhone 8 (refurbished is fine) so that our volunteer has a mobile phone when out on social walks (we would cover the sim card).


Routes Young Person's Project (Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs) West Dunbartonshire Donation of money to support local community projects

We support local young people aged 12-26 who are affected by parental alcohol or drug use.
Many of our young people don't get much for their birthday or Christmas so we endeavor to get them all a gift personal to them, this is becoming harder as the number of the young people we support is growing.
Money to buy each young person a birthday and Christmas present personal to them.
An emergency fund to buy items like school uniform item, phone charger etc.
We are always looking for a room for 1-2-1 support work, small group work or a base for our two members of staff . If any local businesses have a room we could use, we would be very grateful.

Renton Community Development Trust. Renton

Donations of money / materials / labour to support local community projects

Request 1

Roughcasting repairs -  Materials & labour needed to complete task.


Request 2

Emulsion Paint needed to decorate the foyer and the hall male toilets. We will provide the labour for the decorating.
Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels Old Kilpatrick Donation of cash to support local health or wellbeing projects

We are an emergency foodbank currently feeding over 200 families per week in West Dunbartonshire who are both working and unemployed but equally struggling financially.

West Dunbartonshire Community Foodshare Dumbarton Donation of money to support local community projects

We wish for donations of food items, baby items, school uniform items and (at Christmas) donations of new toys for our projects - all donations are distributed to local people affected by poverty. We would also welcome monetary donations which would allow us to purchase items requested which we do not have in stock.

West Dunbartonshire Community Foodshare West Dunbartonshire Donation of cash to support local health or wellbeing projects
Ensuring we have enough funding to continue employment of our workers will ensure we can continue to provide our essential service to anyone in need across West Dunbartonshire.
We would also be grateful for support with donations of ambient, fresh and frozen food items.