The STAR Project (est. 1999) is an award-winning community organisation that delivers long lasting positive social outcomes, building safer, more connected and resilient communities in Renfrewshire.
Our work focuses on tackling the impacts of poverty, deprivation and associated stigma prevalent in our communities through a systemic approach to building resilience. In the heart of the multiply deprived area, where individuals and families face well documented challenges, we facilitate opportunity and aspiration, boost life chances, engender community ownership and celebrate every success.
Our unique wraparound way of working allows us to see the person, not a label, not a statistic, which ultimately makes people feel safe and accepted and ready to take a step towards realising their potential. No other service in Renfrewshire, that we are aware of, supports community members in such a comprehensive and effective way.
14,268 engagements with opportunities supporting emotional health and daily living needs, recognising we all have a right to thrive
3,792 engagements with creative, cultural and playful opportunities, improving capacity through exploration, learning, and expression of self and community
5,872 engagements with opportunities recognising the loss or lack of social and personal connections, reducing isolation and improving peer support, networks and sense of community
54 Volunteers gifted us 5,789 hours or 827 working days of their time
11,761 engagements supported 5,857 people with food, equipment/products, vouchers, and cash payments
87 Tea Bags (via Pantry Plus) were paid forward, providing 618 nutritious meals
The writer and director Alfred Hitchcock was quoted as saying… “Puns are the highest form of literature”. As such, you can never underestimate the power of a pun to engage your audience.Learn More
Holding those in power accountable through community actionLearn More
Since forming STAR Project back in 1999, tackling food insecurity in a dignified way has always been of utmost importance to us.Learn More
A Community Based Therapeutic Arts InterventionLearn More
Star Project weekly workshops around the Cost of Living CrisisLearn More
By Michael McCready (CFP Assistant)Learn More
By Linzi ClarkLearn More
By Sam Roberts, Training & Development CoordinatorRead More
In March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we successfully rolled out our newly adapted digital programme and launched our Renfrewshire-wide emergency response.Learn More
“Invisible threads are the strongest ties”Learn More
20 Years of STAR! 1999 -2019Learn More
STAR Project receives £12,000 boost from Postcode Local TrustLearn More
Our Grand Fountain Film projectLearn More
STAR Project supports the bid and is a key partnerFind out more