Community benefits

Find out about our community benefits and the wish list

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.

Wish list

Any communities and service groups can add their cause to our community benefits wish list.

Contractors will be directed to the wish list when preparing their contract bid and upon contract award.

If you would like to find out more about any of the wishes or be connected with a group to deliver a wish please contact lorna.wallace@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Find out more and add to our wish list.

Examples of wishes 

We would like to request any work experience or placement opportunities on construction contracts such as school builds or the Aurs Road Project for our care experienced young people within East Renfrewshire.

Our programme would work closely with employers to ensure that young people are matched to placements and ensure that there is support at all times. Ideally we would like to run a short pre-placement course with our clients to ensure that they are ready for placement with perhaps mentoring support from the employers or a pre-site visit.  Again we would work closely with employers to ensure expectations met on both sides. 

Approved 25 CBP for an employment opportunity 10 CBP for training or work experience.

The Eco Garden at Williamwood High School is of key importance to staff and pupils. The sustainability group and classes use the garden to provide hands-on practical experience of gardening and growing food. Much work has already been done on the garden but we are in need of some help especially in light of Covid as it would be good to ensure the outdoor space is being utilised as well as possible. We currently require about two tonnes of compost to fill raised beds. Some of the benches in the garden are in a state of disrepair so any benches that could be donated would also be greatly appreciated. Lastly the path areas require gravel and de-weeding. Any donations of time or resources would be greatly appreciated. Training for DYW Co-ordinator Role provided by SDS.

5 CBP per £1000 donated or 5 hours of volunteer time

Social Blend will be based within a social enterprise training facility at the Gate Lodge in Cowan Park, supporting young people and adults with an additional support need and disability into training and employment. Social Blend requires in kind support/funding with fit-out costs equipment for a new social enterprise coffee shop kitchen space meeting rooms and offices. The project will support a group of 20-25 people per year into training work experience qualifications and employment opportunities whilst providing a valuable community facility and service to the general public and users of the park.

5 CBP per £1000 donated or equivalent in time/materials.

Last modified on 21 September 2021