St. Mirren Partnership - žžֱ: Specialist services & support for young people facing adversity


žžֱ has an innovative partnership with St Mirren Football Club, which is supported by the St Mirren Independent Supporters Association (SMISA). We combine the youth-centred, educational and commercial expertise of žžֱ, with St. Mirren’s first-class sporting facilities and national profile.

žžֱ’s partnership has the intention to bring meaningful change to the lives of young people in care at žžֱ and to St Mirren as well as the wider Paisley community. Both organisations share a dedication to the community and aim to address local deprivation and exclusion through youth employment, community engagement, initiatives and activities.

Due to the scale of the organisations and by combining our resources, there is great potential to create community-wide projects for all to benefit. Furthermore, žžֱ’s education and training centre, The Skills Academy includes locations within St Mirren’s stadium and training complex for care-experienced young people to gain learning opportunities that will take place in a real-life setting and help them to build a career they enjoy.

Read on to discover the latest news about žžֱ’s partnership with St Mirren and our latest developments.

žžֱ Sponsor St Mirren Women’s Team

Our new sponsorship agreement with St Mirren Women’s team is a multi-year deal, which will enhance the team’s day-to-day operations as the Scottish Women’s League One side seek to reach Scotland’s top-flight in the years ahead. Read More.

žžֱ and St Mirren FC Support Local Young People with Nationwide Community Grant

žžֱ’s partnership with St Mirren has enabled more young people to receive support in developing the skills needed to live independently and thrive in their own home with funding from Nationwide. Read More.

žžֱ, St Mirren FC and Scottish Leather Group Helped Distribute Warm Clothing Throughout the Local Community

žžֱ and partner, St Mirren FC alongside Scottish Leather Group (SLG) set-up a Warm Bank calling for donations of warm clothing and generously received enough winter items to fill St Mirren’s SMISA Stadium South Stand. Read More.

The Skills Academy Help Renovate St Mirren FC’s Hospitality Entrance

Young people who attend žžֱ’s Skills Academy renovated St Mirren’s hospitality entrance under the guidance of a Joiner Instructor and gained their National Progression Award in Construction. Read More.

Young People of žžֱ Score a New Role at St Mirren FC

Young people at žžֱ are the club’s new Ball Attendants for the season, with the volunteering hours counting towards their Saltire and Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Read More.

Fan Vote Kicks Off Historic Partnership

A momentous day in our charity’s history, St. Mirren Independent Supporters Association (SMISA) have voted in favour of the exciting new partnership between žžֱ and St. Mirren. Read more

A Sporting Chance for Our Young People

This week žžֱ announced innovative new partnership plans with St. Mirren Football Club to grow opportunities for young people. Read more