Linwood based charity, Kickin’ on, to support more people with funds from the Screwfix Foundation

Kickin’ on, based in Linwood, is celebrating after receiving £4,500 worth of funding from the Screwfix Foundation, the charity which supports not-for-profit organisations and charities in need across the UK to fix, maintain and improve properties and facilities.    

Launched in February 2020 from the urge to prevent people from taking their life in the Renfrewshire community, Kickin’ on provides a safe and non-judgmental environment through exercise and talking therapy to help ease the burden to those suffering from poor mental health, addiction problems, social isolation struggles, and loneliness. 

Kickin’ on provides a coffee shop, music studio, and gym to over 100 people who visit the charity every week. However, located in an industrial unit, the building is in need of new insulation to keep spaces warm and new accessible toilets.  

  The project comes from a considerable rise in demand for support, especially in the last few years. The Screwfix Foundation decided to support Kickin’ on and guarantee a warm place to stay, exercise, and recover. 

Volunteers said: “We are delighted to receive this funding from the Screwfix Foundation, it will allow us to make our space more welcoming and comfortable to all who use our space on a daily basis, so from all at Kickin’ On, thank you!” 


Claire Flory, Screwfix Foundation Manager said: “What Kickin’ on does is vital for the local community. The much-needed funding used to insulate the building and create accessible toilets will be key to help even more people who visit the charity. We are proud to see that our donation has gone towards such an important project, for the benefit of those in need”.   

Set up in 2013 after recognising the need to give back, the Screwfix Foundation has donated over £13m for good causes and helped over 2,600 local registered charities and not for profit organisations across the UK.  

Charities and not for profit organisations with relevant projects are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at 

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