Case Studies

Case Studies

Click on the links below to read some of our recent case studies: 

Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) - Dynamic Purchasing System

Department of Work and Pensions, new Dynamic Purchasing System initiative supports development of local Social Enterprises.

Engage Renfrewshire is currently working in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) Procurement Officers on their new procurement process the ‘Dynamic Purchasing System’ (DPS).  

Community Benefit and Supply Chain

Local Authority Community Benefit & Supply chain initiatives prove to be a big hit with local Social Enterprise organisations. Engage Renfrewshire proudly supports and promotes the local authority SE economic development initiative.

SWECO - City Deal

Sweco “City Deal” - Community benefit Business mentoring workshop proves to be a big hit with local Social Enterprise organisations. Engage Renfrewshire proudly supports and promotes Sweco and “City Deal”

Social Enterprise Academy Workshops

SEA Development workshops proves to be a big hit with local Social Enterprise organisations. Engage Renfrewshire proudly supports and promotes the Social Enterprise Academy

Klas Care Firstport

Klas Care became the first ever Renfrewshire Social Enterprise to secure multiple funding from Firstport Scotland including; “Start it” level 1, “Build it” level 2 and “Lift it” grants. Engage proudly supports Klas Care.

STV Family Fun Events

Engage Renfrewshire was contacted by STV Children’s Appeal with the offer of £2000 to spend on a family fun event. This event was free to those families living within easy reach of specific centres. The content and arrangements were totally up to us at Engage.

Sweco Collaboration and Consortia Initiative

Engage Renfrewshire is currently working in partnership with Senscot on a variety of service delivery elements including the Partnership and Procurement Hub initiative.

The partnership and procurement role within Senscot provides a dedicated programme of practical support to social enterprise in identifying and responding effectively to emerging tender and procurement as well as other business opportunities. The role supports social enterprises to develop partnerships and consortia.

The Common Grind

The Common Grind is a social enterprise, using 100% of their profits to improve people’s lives and minimise their environmental impacts. All of their products are locally, ethically and sustainably sourced! very impressive and honourable for such a young couple and fledgling enterprise. The Common Grind also donate 20% of their profits to FareShare, an organisation partnered with MoveOn that sends food waste to food banks and charities who transform it into healthy meals for rough sleepers and other vulnerable people.

Engage Renfrewshire is currently supporting and working with The Common Grind on a variety of service delivery elements, including other partnerships with public, private and third sector organisations. 


A software system that enables public, third sector and private sector organisations to identify suitable funding from a list renewed on a daily basis.

Jones & Us 

Jones & Us is a social enterprise providing a unique and bespoke personal training and activities service, focused on people with disabilities and mental health issues.

Fitness For Ferguslie

Fitness for Ferguslie community gym is a social enterprise providing affordable access for individuals and community groups. It promotes health and delivers fitness programmes to suit all incomes and fitness levels.

Scots Toddle Tots

Scots Toddle Tots is a new emerging social enterprise that provides activities with a unique focus on outdoor play and learning for pre nursery toddlers and families in the Linwood area.

Youth Interventions

Youth Interventions (SCIO) is a new social enterprise that provides intervention activities for young people in the Renfrewshire area, with a unique focus on behavioural change.

Community Benefits

Regeneration specialist contractor Engie has handed over cash to community projects across Renfrewshire. Three lucky local community projects each received £2000.00 towards delivering their services locally.


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Engage Hub

Our office in Paisley is a hub for local and national organisations including Shelter Scotland, West College Scotland, Prince's Trust, Renfrewshire Access Panel and the Scottish Football Association.

A fully equipped meeting room is available for hire with discounted rates given to members. 

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