You can submit your cause to our wish list
East Renfrewshire Council's contractors and suppliers will now be able to support improvement projects directly requested by local communities.
A project wish list has been created as part of the Council's community benefits initiative, where suppliers who win any major contract must commit to supporting local causes through community enhancement, training and employment opportunities, work placements, school curriculum support and business supply chain development.
And now the Council is asking residents to put forward worthy projects in their local community to be added to the wish list which will then be put forward to contractors and suppliers to choose from.
Any community group, including charities, schools and services, can submit online the cause they would like supported and it will then be displayed on the Council website. Contractors will be directed to this when preparing their contract bid and upon contract award. All relevant suppliers have a number of community benefit points to deliver as part of their contract and they will be asked to select from the wish list to fulfil this obligation.
East Renfrewshire Council Leader Tony Buchanan, said: 'We are absolutely committed to ensuring that our communities benefit from our contract awards. There has already been some fantastic support shared across East Renfrewshire through the community benefit programme, including significant donations to local charities as well as employment and training opportunities for our young people. In these unprecedented times, I am in no doubt that there are many causes out there requiring support, so I am delighted that our contractors and suppliers will now be able to support projects that communities have identified themselves. I would encourage anyone with an idea to submit it to our wish list.'