Social Benefits Wishlist
Name Town/Area Category  Details of Wish List request Dated added to wishlist
Clifftop Projects Dumbarton Donation of money to support local community projects Donations to Clifftop Projects would support the following artistic projects within the community:
  • Art Hub provides free art challenges and supplies for young people each week in Castlehill, Bellsmyre & Alexandria as well as pop up locations.
  • Discoverers and Explorers are free arts based youth clubs in Castlehill and Bellsmyre.
  • Intergenerational Dance Company is a group of people aged 10-83 who meet online to dance and create together.
  • Dance Classes for National Autistic Society, Alzheimer Scotland, Neighbourhood Networks and more.


Our Wish List request is vague as we require support on all of the above projects and would be happy to arrange sponsorship of any/all of them with a supplier. You can find out more about any of our projects here: www.clifftopprojects.co.uk

01/02/2022
Dalmuir Barclay Church Clydebank  Donation of money to support local community projects

Since the beginning of May last year we have been supporting Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels as a distribution centre for the food bank. Our Sanctuary floor has had a great many crates of food stored on it and tins of food etc dropped on it so it is showing a bit of wear and tear and a few dents as it is a hard wood floor. Over 100 adults a week are receiving food parcels made up in our Sanctuary, a lot of floor space is being used.

We would love our Sanctuary floor to be re-sealed and varnished to restore its beauty. Also the area if the front vestibule area the special non slip matting flooring is looking very bad and worn. It has been open to the elements every week as the doors are wide open on Wednesdays and now Fridays for food distribution. The door matting is also special as it look like a non slip type of grid which is fitted. Also looking for someone who holds a certificate to erect platform scaffolding so that we can wash the light shades in the Sanctuary and replace light bulbs that are out. We have our own platform scaffolding

I have found this area of the form the most difficult to fill in as I have only one option to choose - either cash, materials or labour. The work our Sanctuary floor is needing is specialist work and I wish a contractor out there would be available to provide labour and materials. We would be so very grateful for any work that could be done.

01/02/2022
West Dunbartonshire Community Foodshare West Dunbartonshire Donation of cash to support local health or wellbeing projects We wish funding support to ensure continuity of our current staffing levels.
We normally have 110 volunteers but due to the pandemic, we need to keep the number of workers low to ensure safety and ensure our service continues to run. We are currently working with 3 staff members and 2 volunteers.
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.
01/02/2022
Unity-Empower  Dalmuir Donation of money to support local community projects At the moment we support our service users with many different activities which includes cooking and gardening. We have recently been offered a small outdoor space within the grounds of Dalmuir community centre which we hope to add to the small indoor gardening space that we have within our activity room. At the moment we are growing many types of vegetables which we aim to use in our own cooking activities and to enhance this by a small outdoor area with perhaps three raised beds where we can continue to grow vegetables such as potatoes, leeks, lettuce etc. we are looking to have the three beds build and some foundation materials such as soil, seeds and small tools. 01/02/2022
Alternatives Community-based Recovery Dumbarton Donation of goods to support local health or wellbeing projects We are setting up a horticulture and wildlife social enterprise project at Knowetop in Dumbarton and are looking for a items to help us provide a good experience for attendees at our social and therapeutic horticulture activities and for participants in our community events and activities programme. Specifically we are looking for:

1. Adult work wear for outdoor working, items like - fleeces, hats, gloves, overalls, work trousers, work boots
2. Tables, chairs, shelving/ drawers and whiteboards for equipping the indoor workspace which will be in a Portakabin
3. Sink and short section of cupboards and worktop
4. Children's warm waterproof clothing - jackets, trousers, fleeces and wellingtons - for use by participants in our schools programme, after school group, school holiday activities and monthly children’s club.
01/02/2022
Clydebank Community Sport Hub Clydebank Donations of materials to support local community projects We would like support to build a 2m fence around our proposed allotment area. In addition, we require sheds and support tools & materials to build the area for our community. 01/02/2022
Drumchapel Amateurs Clydebank Sponsorship of local sports team We are a community football club with around 300 players and 60 volunteers.
We always try to keep costs to families to a minimum and we strive every year to obtain sponsorship via local business - we feel as a result of COVID we might not be as successful in generating income so any sponsorship for our club would be greatly received.
01/02/2022
Bonhill Community Garden Braehead, Bonhill

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

We are first & foremost needing support with: weeding grass cutting, painting of raised beds & Pergolas/shelters...

We are also needing our water containers (1,000 litres) cleaned out because of algae build up.

We are off grid so have no means of potable drinking water or electricity - for info.

We do have a compost loo on site and use rain water/sanitiser for sanitising hands.

There are pathways around the garden so it is safe & even on them. Other pathways areas can be bumpy & uneven. There are works in progress & this area is cordoned off.

01/02/2022
Dalmuir Park Sheltered Housing Glasgow Donation of goods to support local health or wellbeing projects

Wish list for both Nairn Street and Shaft Street Tenants Bi-Monthly Meetings: Re new carpets in our Common rooms.

  • Re-new kitchen utensils used in weekly lunch club.
  • Replace uniforms for lunch club cook and volunteer.
  • Up grade garden area to make it safe and comfortable for sheltered tenants to have outdoor morning teas/coffee events weekly.
  • Purchase 6 electric wheelchair storage huts.
  • Funds to facilitate chair exercise classes for a year.
  • Funds to facilitate basic IT classes for sheltered tenants.
  • Funds to facilitate 6 social events in our common rooms.
  • Funds to pay for the hire of a bus to take sheltered tenants on a summer/winter Christmas shopping day trip.
01/02/2022
Renton Community Development Trust. Renton

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

1. Exterior of the front of the building to be painted.
2. Carpet Tiles to cover the floor in the large meeting room we are currently renovating as volunteers.
3. Safety metal railings on 2 sets of external stairs around the Centre.
4. Installation of a ramp for wheelchair users at the front of the building. We secured the ramp from the old Renton Primary School before it was demolished, but don't have the skills to install it.
5. Tarmacadam/Repair the entrance lane to the car park at the rear of the Centre.
6. Roof repairs on the sloping roofs to the North & South of the building.
28/04/2022
The Clydebank Sea Cadets Clydebank Donation of money to support local community projects We are a youth charity that uses a nautical medium to provide young people, aged 10 to 18, with a head start in life. One of our principal outputs is to boost the physical and mental wellbeing of our youngsters. We provide a wealth of sports and waterborne opportunities as well as qualifications and life skills such as First Aid, Cookery,Communication and Team skills. Importantly, our starting point is to provide a safe and friendly environment for our young people, a place where they can make friends and feel part of a family. We try to be as inclusive as possible by setting our monthly subscription at £12 per child and by subsiding those who do not have the means to pay this or for equipment or activity costs.As we receive no income other than our subscriptions we welcome any donation to us and guarantee that it will go exclusively towards helping a child to a better future. We are a purely voluntary organisation that gives from the heart. 01/02/2022
Clydebank FC U20s Development Team Clydebank Sponsorship of local sports team

Clydebank FC U20s Development Team operates separately under the badge of Clydebank FC and play at train at Holm Park, Yoker.

We are self funded but take no money from our players other than any fundraising they volunteer to take part in.

On match nights at home we are lucky to accept donations at the gate from our fans and have a few sponsors on board that have helped with team kit and balls etc for the club.

The team currently sit top of the Scottish Lowland Development League and need 3 wins to take the title.

Money still remains extremely tight as we need to continually keep on top of equipment and have to pay lease fees for training and match let's.

Any funding that is available would greatly benefit the club and players of Clydebank FC.

03/03/2022
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.

13/04/2022
Dynamite Gymnastics Club Clydebank Provision of labour to support local community projects

We rent an industrial unit in Clydebank business park and are liable for all costs and maintenance in the property. We have a shutter that is letting in water and flooding the gymnasts break out area - we have tried to fix it by replacing a seal along the bottom but we can't seem to stop the water coming in when it rains. We would love for someone to be able to source the leak and fix the problem. All of our gymnasts would benefit as we have just done up their break out area and bought new tables and chairs but can't lay the new floor until we stop the water coming in. We were kindly donated a new floor to put down but it will get ruined if we can't stop the water. We have over 400 gymnasts attend our club between the ages of 3 and 18 all from the local area and surrounding towns.

20/04/2022
Whitecrook Tenants and Residents Association Clydebank Donations of cash / provision of labour to support local community projects

Building a fence along the Eastern edge, and between properties of one half of King Street, Whitecrook. This has been an ongoing request for at least 15 years which the council are unable to fulfil in a way the community is happy with. This has been an ongoing campaign and we are looking for local companies to help us with materials and labour.

25/04/2022
Dumbarton United Dumbarton Donation of cash to support local health or wellbeing projects

New tracksuits, footballs and assistance to pay let fees and ongoing bills. The people who will benefit this the most will be the group of 24 boys who train and play week in week out with Dumbarton United 2009. The kids are all under 13 years 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 reap the rewards of new kit and new training aids. At times of covid some parents in our group struggle with the financial aspect of football. This kind benefit will also assist in keeping the monthly cost to parents to a minimum.

01/09/2021
Clydebank High School Clydebank Sponsorship of local school sports team

The only Basketball Team in the West Dunbartonshire Area
Support to enhance the teams progression giving the current team access to competitive games with other teams not located in the West Dunbartonshire. Costs of travel to surrounding areas is prohibitive for most pupils families restricting the growth of the teams development and experiences. Participants skills would also be enhanced from sponsored places in summer camps operated by Basketball Scotland as well as the current volunteering staff benefiting from further training and certification. This would support participant to progress towards Glasgow Fever Basketball Team Development Pathways.

26/05/2022
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.

19/07/2022
Growing Beardmore Community Garden Dalmuir Donation of money to support local community projects.

As a local community garden group we have grown in numbers and are currently looking for funding for a pagoda or shaded area over our seating and outside meeting section. Our polytunnel is now too small for growing enough varieties of produce and limited to tomatoes and cucumbers so we are also hoping to receive funds to purchase a lager polytunnel in order to grow a larger variety of produce.

09/08/2022
The Lennox Partnership Clydebank Donation of cash to support local health or wellbeing projects

We are currently working with 25 participants who are aged 50 or over - they have all come from complex backgrounds and 90% of them live in the highest deprived areas of WDC. We are requesting a donation of money so that we have the ability to purchase gym memberships or pay-as-you-go passes for our participants so that we can start a keep fit club one afternoon a week. We are also hoping to look into booking a gym hall or badminton court one day a week so that we can encourage our participants to exercise, release happy endorphins, take part in team building activities, form a bond with their key worker in a more relaxed environment and ideally break down some barriers that our participants are facing. After getting to know the individuals that we support, we have come to the conclusion that there is a real need for this club.

08/09/2022
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).

 

27/09/2022