Lochwinnoch Primary School World at Work and Thermal Image Competition

Alasdair and Jen had a great time at Lochwinnoch Primary School World at Work week. Thanks to all the students and teachers for making us feel welcome and asking lots of interesting questions. We brought in our Thermal Imaging cameras for students to try them out and talked with all the classes about Thermal Imaging […]

Swish Event – Sat 1st July 7pm – McKillop Institute

Clothes swap event with hands-on workshops, film screenings and refreshments. Tickets – suggested donation of £2 Donate gently worn or new clothing, shoes or accessories in return for tokens – 1 garment/item in return for 1 token which you can spend in our Swish boutique on the night! Please drop off your donations and collect […]

BikeSwap, Castle Semple Loch, Lochwinnoch, Sun 19th March (1-3pm)

BikeSwap, Castle Semple Loch, Lochwinnoch, Sun 19th March (1-3pm)

Old outgrown bike lying unloved in the garage? Looking for a replacement bike? Donate your old bike to be used by someone else or bring it along to SWAP for another. No bike to swap? Come along at 2.30pm to see if we have one that suits you. While you’re there learn how to do […]

LEAP projects benefit from new Climate Challenge Fund Awards!

LEAP projects benefit from new Climate Challenge Fund Awards!

More than one hundred organisations across Scotland are to benefit from almost £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change, and two of LEAP’s projects are included! Project number 1 is YEP! (Youth Engagement Programme) which will include the ReMode shop. The shop will continue to produce and trade redesigned clothing, […]

Join LEAP Car Club Now and receive £25 worth of free driving

LEAP Car Club offers convenient, 24/7, not-for-profit community car hire and can help you cut the costs of driving. Cars can be hired for as little as an hour or for as long as you want. The Car Club has helped members by allowing them to sell additional cars or to not have to buy […]

LEAP supports residents to MAKE IT HAPPEN

LEAP has launched ‘Making It Happen’ – a programme of FREE practical assistance for Renfrewshire Residents who are struggling with fuel bills and comfort at home this winter. Supported through Renfrewshire Council’s Tackling Poverty Programme, the service aims to reach a minimum of 80 fuel poor and vulnerable persons, who are struggling with fuel bills, […]

LEAP – Making It Happen – FREE Practical Help for Renfrewshire Households

LEAP has launched ‘Making It Happen’ – a Renfrewshire-wide programme of FREE practical assistance for residents who are struggling with fuel bills and comfort at home this winter. Supported through Renfrewshire Council’s Tackling Poverty Programme, the service aims to reach a minimum of 80 fuel poor and vulnerable persons, who are struggling with fuel bills, […]

Top Tips for Keeping Warm and saving money this Christmas

Top Tips for Keeping Warm and saving money this Christmas

As winter starts to bite, LEAP has prepared a few tips to help you to manage the winter months and energy bills in your home through the Festive Season. – Check your heating programmer/ timer and make sure it’s coming on at appropriate times for the colder weather. £150 per year can be saved by […]

Significant Savings for Social Enterprises on Gas and Electricity Bills

Significant Savings for Social Enterprises on Gas and Electricity Bills

LEAP have managed to save Social Enterprise around £2,000 from gas and electricity bills.  To do this the registered charity who support people get back into work and training had an eye on their costs as they want to make sure they manage their overheads and avoid wasting time and money going to the suppliers […]

Passing on the Bikeswap Mantle

Passing on the Bikeswap Mantle

LEAP has been spreading the word and building the capacity of new organisations and groups to hold Bikeswaps in their communities. Active Communities Linwood invited LEAP to be part of their 5k Family Cycle day and to show them the Bikeswap ropes. If your community group or organisation is interested in learning more about how […]

Book your Free Home Energy Check with LEAP this Winter

Book your Free Home Energy Check with LEAP this Winter

What is it? Your LEAP Home Energy Check is a review of your home energy usage. Our City and Guilds qualified LEAP Energy Adviser visits you at home at a time convenient for you and asks you some simple questions about your home and your energy usage. It only takes about an hour and can […]

On Work Placement with LEAP

On Work Placement with LEAP

Thomas Hodgson, a 4th year pupil of St Benedict’s Secondary School in Linwood, spent his work placement week with LEAP in November. Thomas from Lochwinnoch was familiar with the LEAP charity, but he wanted to find out more about its work and services`. ‘I have learned about the free home energy checks that LEAP do. […]

Your Feedback is Welcome

LEAP are carrying out community consultations to help us inform the work we plan to do in the future and make best use of the needs identified within the local villages.  To get involved please visit: www.myleapproject.org/survey/, if you are involved in a community group or organisation and have ideas on how we could work […]

LEAP receives Community Energy Action Award!

LEAP are delighted to announce that we have been recognised as one of only 6 projects across Scotland for Energy Action Scotland Community Energy Action Award! The award recognises not-for-profit organisations who work with communities in Scotland to reduce fuel poverty, improve energy efficiency and make homes more affordable to keep warm. LEAP were selected to […]

Cycle for Summer – Proud Thea with her dad Neill sporting Cycle for Summer Certificate

Cycle for Summer – Proud Thea with her dad Neill sporting Cycle for Summer Certificate

Neill Ritchie travelled over 200 miles to work as part LEAP’s Cycle for Summer event. Neill cycled from Bridge of Weir to Johnstone back and forth to work in August ’16 and popped in with his Daughter Thea to pick up his certificate for taking part. Neill was one of several people who LEAP want […]