Renfrew YMCA submitted an application for a grant and this was discussed at the February Grants Committee meeting. The committee had a number of queries about the application and it was agreed that a meeting should be held with the applicant.

Within days the Lord Dean, Vice Dean and Chair of the Grants Committee went out to Renfrew and met the team. It was immediately clear that the Renfrew YMCA do a huge amount of good work and about one third of those they help have special needs.

They work in an area with high levels of poverty and the grant will fund the employment of additional workers, enabling more good work to be done.