Wishes are now being accepted by the Paisley Daily Express as we begin our biggest ever cash give-away.
Our Wish campaign will see £10,000 handed out to 100 deserving community causes – from green-fingered groups aiming to create a vegetable garden to teachers who want to upgrade computer equipment for pupils.
But clubs, group, schools and charities who want to be considered for a slice of funding will need to be quick as applications are starting to arrive.
Bushes Primary School, in Glenburn, Paisley, were quick off the mark by becoming the first to register.
Teachers and pupils hope to land enough money to help grow their community garden and expand Bertie’s Room – an area of the school were kids can take time out and enjoy their surroundings.
Paisley Daily Express editor John Hutcheson last night encouraged more schools, clubs and charities to follow Glenburn Primary School’s lead.
He said: “It’s great news for community groups across Renfrewshire that we have been able to launch this fantastic campaign and my advice would be to get your application in quickly to make sure you have a chance of receiving funding.
“No group is too big or too small and there’s no hidden catches, we just want to support as many local good causes as possible and play our part to help our community thrive.
“So don’t delay, get your application in today.”
Applications will be open until Monday, February 4, with the first 100 places being filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Then, all applicants need to do is keep an eye out for tokens that will be printed in the paper every day for eight weeks.
At least four tokens will appear in each edition, starting on Monday, February 18, and applicants are encouraged to cut out as many tokens as they can get their hands on.
Groups will be allocated cash dependent on how many tokens they collect – meaning that everyone will get a slice of the £10,000.
However, the more tokens you collect, the larger your share of the cashpot will be – it’s that simple.
To apply, call the Paisley Daily Express on 0141 887 7911, visit the website at www.paisleydailyexpress.co.uk/wish or drop into the YMCA office at 39 High Street, Paisley, to speak to a member of staff.